It might be a good idea to give the Forum more prominence on this site?
At the moment, it is under the "More", drop-down tab, so you need to know it is there, or go looking for it. If the Forum is to be a core part of this site maybe it could have a tab of its own, right on the front page?
Something else would need to be shunted off to the "More" tab, to make room. I would suggest "Hut Construction" .
Just my tuppenceworth.