Thank you Maggie for the wonderful initiative.
Unfortunately, there were no trigger that notify members that a new forum has been opened.
Perhaps if there are any optional subscription to receive such alert, it would be great.
(Note that this is in addition to the subscription of replies via checkbox at the bottom).
And in my past experiences with forum, there should be some ground rules.
Perhaps, it will be good to institute one to avoid any potential misuse or conflict in the near future.