Pending any technical difficulty, the forum will launch this afternoon (PST).
UPDATE: The forum is beginning to come online now. I've moved the LOGIN prompt to the left menu area to free up screen space for smaller monitors. Sections will come online throughout the afternoon.
UPDATE 2: Everything appears to be working. Once you are logged in, you can access the forum from the left menu. We will grow the sections as we go, so if anyone has any questions or suggestions, please leave them in the general discussion forum.
UPDATE 3: With the forum officially launched, an interesting discussion has broken out in the "Ideas to Grow the Protocol" section.
UPDATE 4: I've increased the forum timeout from 30 mins to an hour so people have time to formulate responses.
UPDATE 5: I've created a "My Profile" menu item for those wishing to edit or their profiles or upload an icon.