It's been development for a while, but finally, we have a new forum.
We've built it from scratch to be fully integrated with the site's engine. For now it's pretty basic, but hopefully we can implement more features as needed.
Use it. Experiment with it and let us know if you find something that doesn't work as it should or if you like specific features.
Before you ask, no we will not have forum messages sent via email, nor daily digests by email.