Cautiously… I believe that the forums are now functional. I’m hoping that we’ll be able to restore the forum posts from last year but that’s still a work in progress.
For the moment, if you registered last year, your account should still be present, but you’ll need to log-in for it to show up on the participant list. Please update your mailing address while you’re at it. Those will only be visible to logged-in participants but still be smart and only put in information that is you are comfortable having publicly available. A good rule of thumb is that if you wouldn’t want it in the phone book, don’t post it.
The forum for penpal exchange is only visible to signed in participants. The rest are publicly visible.