The one thing that would bother me is that the whole site could get pulled if the shite continues. I couldn't give a rat's if the forum were pulled.
The site wont be pulled mate, JC's legacy innit (as well as that other thing he does, karioke of summat.) ; )
As for the forum, well, we could still say an awful lot in our site visit comments etc, via the gazetteer, who needs a forum. ;)
As for elusive sites and local help, we've all got a point of contact in our profiles. : )