Thanks for bringing back RailsForum. I used this site in the past but it became a disaster so I learned to avoid it. I think having a forum is a great idea especially because StackOverflow isn't a place that takes kindly to debates. I think this forum has the opportunity to bring a lot to the Rails community.
I am a little disapointed that I'm using a PHP forum to talk about Rails. I know Ruby and Rails doesn't have the sorts of resources that PHP does in terms of throw-it-up software but that does not mean you guys should just give up. Rails is about building web apps like forums after all -- this feels like wearing a White Sox jersey to a Cubs game. I'd love to see the RailsForum ownership take the initiative in creating an open source Ruby on Rails forum system that can take on all the big PHP names. I can't think of a better way to rebuild good-will and to get this forum out there to current and future Rails developers. It would also show a dedication to the Ruby on Rails community that has been, as you know, a bit lacking.
I know in another post you said you didn't have time. I'm not sure what deadline was the issue but it's not something that has to be done tomorrow.
I'm glad you guys are trying to bring this back and I hope it's fruitful for everyone.