Have you checked out the new forums at the Agora? We redesigned them, offered lots of new was to interact, and continue to tweak them. (There are SO many options!)
Many here at AAR were highly displeased when we shut down the forums two years ago. We did so because the software we used kept crashing our site, slowing it down, and opening us up to endless spam attacks. Since then, I’ve searched for another option and–fingers crossed–I think I’ve found it.
What do you think of the new forums? What would you like to see us add? How are they working on your end?