The number one UK vapers forum has been taken down today following threatened legal action by an electronic cigarette vendor.
The vendor (not us!) previously told UK Vapers:
I want no part in your community, neither does my company and to that end i wish no products to be reviewed, talked about in a good or bad light. In fact my request is total blackout on your forum regarding anything to do with [vendor name removed].
This is a dreadful shame for UK Vapers.
The non-profit forum is run by enthusiasts (we interviewed the founder, Jackie, here), and provides a wealth of useful information and friendly help for people interested in switching to vaping, for those new to vaping and for people who already love vaping.
Hopefully, the site will be back soon!
Update: E Cigarette Forum Posts Removed
After UK Vapers was shut down, discussion of the issue moved to e-cigarette-forum on this url:
However, the discussion there has now been removed too.
In all 15 pages, which included posts by the vendor, was removed.
Emotions were running high, so the removal of the discussion could have been a decision of the administrators to calm things down.
Sadly, at present, the only people like to gain from the furore is the anti-vaping lobby.
- Steve Vape’s discussion of the issue.
- Vape Hard’s take on the story and The Plot Thickens
- ECITA Response (also on VapeHard)