The new forums are up and running!
I made a bad pick with my the previous forum and it turned out to be very limited and lacking in scalability. I have therefore decided to switch to the Simple Machines forum software, which is very popular and well supported.
The catch is that I was unable to export the content from the old forum to the new one, including the member list and post contents. This means that if you were already registered to the old forum, your posts will be gone and you will have to register again on the new one. It should be fairly quick and painless though, and the login process also supports OpenID if you are using it.
I apologize for the inconvenience, and hope you will enjoy the faster and more functional site and forums.