The Forums of Loathing (and the Video Games Hot Dog forum) are currently offline due to a hardware failure.
UPDATE 4/12: The forums, in their new cloud castle, are currently in testing and we expect them to be back online tonight or tomorrow.
I will post more details here as more details become a thing.
Until then, you might want to head over to the KoL subreddit at /r/kol.
Thanks for your patience.
-Zack / Jick