After a number of years and more than a few requests MLR now has a forum. I resisted all these years as I could not find any software that integrated with the existing site. bbPress 2.0 does that as it’s very WordPress friendly. I only have a couple of forums up but will add more as time goes on. Any forums you would like me to add please leave a comment here and I will add, if appropriate.
Thanks to all who have provided feedback and thanks for your patience. Hopefully this will be a solution!