It seems like most big discussion forums these days are more focused on the advertisers and site owners than the community. They are over-moderated, and your opinion is only valuable if it doesn't rock the boat. The entire community walks on egg shells, hoping not to say the wrong thing.
What I am trying to do here is set the stage for a community where everyone's opinion is valued. Where the site owner serves the community, not the other way around. A community where the advertisers serve the community, and not the other way around.
So, I have created a new discussion forum and attached it to my outdoor blog. The link is also now prominently featured on the main blog page, and you can reach it here: