As part of the remake of www.reuniting.info, we're trying to figure out what to do with the forum. It really doesn't help people find the "juice" of the site, because much of that juice is in the blogs. "All recent posts" is where the action is.
The original concept of our former webmaster was that the forum would gradually fade away because wikis and community topics would guide users to the content they seek. This was a brilliant concept, but unfortunately it hasn't worked. Hardly anyone worked on the wikis but me, and so they weren't very engaging. And "community topics" (under posts) aren't working either, because everyone describes content issues differently, and many forget the commas between terms, which fouls up the whole system.
So...even before we get the new arrangement under way, which will have users categorize each post using a very short dropdown menu that sorts into karezza and rebalancing (rebooting), I'm thinking of making the forum link directly to "All recent posts," which would be called "Latest community posts" or something like that.
This means there would be no direct access to the forum, though. I could put a link to it under First-Visit or something, of course. But it may be very frustrating for visitors who arrive via a link to the forum from some other site.