Forums are usually not used by active opensource projects, most of the discussion is handled on the mailinglist.
Actually using forums is imvho preventing a project to catch on. So in your own interreste .. please close the forums and move all conversation to the Mailing Lists.
Why not have the mailing list update the fourms? I know there is an addon to phBB that does it.
That way people can search the fourm and not ask a question that has already been answered. Just my 2 cents.
You really, really don't like forums hey? Forums are fare more powerful, especially since it offers better searching from the internet than mailing lists.
i much prefer forums
they keep all questions and answers in an easy of search location