On thing I notice about the HOTUD forum is that it still uses the same page as the main page. For example, you still have the game category tabs ("Action", "Sports", etc) on top of the page, you still have the navigation bar on the right, etc, etc.
It seems to be design decision, but it's quite inconvenient for netbook users (1024x600 res), because you need to scroll down a lot to access the forum.
Is it ok if we have a "dedicated" forum page? A page minus the header and the navigation bar and such? You know, like TechReport, where they have separate page design for main site and forum.