I’ve just rolled out some updates to the Forums. The user-created forums are now called “Groups” and are located at http://www.discogs.com/groups (link in the top navigation bar). And the main Discogs forums are now known as the “Help Forums” and are located at http://www.discogs.com/help/forums (links in the help docs and page footer)
The biggest change is when you view a group it shows the latest submissions from members of that group, with a link to view all submissions from the group. And the members list now designates which members are moderators. Ideally this will encourage submitters and moderators to form small teams focused on certain sections of the database, without getting overwhelmed by the main pool of submissions.
Groups also show the Top Artists and Top Labels for that group. This is updated daily and is based on the favorites data. We will also use this data to show the “Related Groups” on artist, label and release pages.
Finally, Help Forums and public Groups now have RSS feeds for the topics list and individual topics.