The forum was a flop. It was, as I said at the start, an experiment and it turned out to be almost universally avoided. On one hand, I'm sorry it didn't blossom but I'm also a little relieved. The potential was there for it to gobble a lot of space, a lot of bandwidth, and a lot of my time.
I've removed it and reclaimed the space but I really do appreciate the few daring folks who actually signed up. In particular, I'd like to hear from "vettedr" in my almost home town of Greenville, Ohio. I hope each of you enjoyed the rest of the web site.