Our Forums are undergoing modification and we hope that when completed this will allow posters an easy time creating topics. We had to remove anonymous posting because, even with moderator approval, we were still hit fairly frequently by spambots. Also, the tagging feature was somehow overlooked when Forums were initially created, but now that has been remedied; topics can contain up to six tags to describe the content of the post.
We are also experimenting with promoting hot topics to our front page — we hope this will encourage visitors to register and join in the conversation. Please let us know what you think about our Forum modifications, especially any additional features you think are missing.