I didnt really feel at home with just a blog, so decided to make a forum afterall.
Let me know if you run into any issues, I’m not really a front-end developer so this really took a toll on my php-fu.
hopefully it’ll be of some use. you can view the board from here.
Update: as per usual, it appears that the forum registrarion email is also treated as spam, so check your spam folder for it when you register.