Would be great to have a direct link from the home page to the forum.
+1. If we make a big enough deal about it, it may get incorporated into the impending site revamp.
Well I guess then that's +2 :)
Well the plan is something along the lines of:
when you log in you'll be redirected to somewhere useful. Plus the "Community" link on the home page will be going direct to a page that is similar to the current forums page, but with some extra infos on it.
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