Good news - Inkling Forums are back.
We were never really happy with the software we were using for the forums and when we had a problem with them a few weeks ago, we decided to take them down for good and find something else to replace them with. It took us a bit longer than we would have liked to get the site back up, but it's now back.
Unlike our previous forums, there are RSS feeds all over the place. You can have a feed for all forums or each individual forum. We should also see a lot less spam than we were seeing.
In fact before we even announced this, there is already a new post about someone looking for advice on running a market:
If you had previously signed up for our forums, your old username and password should still work.