Kim and I are looking at archiving this phpbb forum and converting it to bbPress, so everything will run through the main part of the site.
Maintenance for this forum is getting too difficult and spam is getting harder to manage. But if we transfer this to Wordpress, it'll be more easier for us.
Our plan is not to delete this forum, but we'll archive it, as well as replicate it to the new system.
It may be a while, but we're looking into it.
Thanks for reporting and dealing with the spam...