The forum is new and shiny, but also a by shaky and untested. Please try it out. I'll endeavour to keep all your discussions, but if there is a major problem there is a chance they might disappear.
At the moment, all new members require approval - I'll do that as I can, and you'll get an email confirming your approval.
Please give feedback here on any technical or aesthetic issues on this thread, and let me know if you are happy with the categories.