OK, there's good progress in not being forced to sign in every time,
I won't be sure about this. The days of these forums are numbered because it looks like the hackers are targeting forums and sabotaging the business of big corporations. For example Avast Forums were hacked over the weekend and they are still down and unlikely to be up for a very ling time until they have migrated to a new platform.
We know about Adobe's big hack last year; AOL was hacked about two months ago; Yahoo have been hacked several times in the last 4 years. I think the cloud business is going to face a tough time if these hackings continue.
Bring back nntp newsgroups so that people's credentials aren't stolen by anybody. People only want support for the products so why force them to provide real credentials which can't be kept safe online?