I have asked many a player if they know about the forums. The answer was no for the majority. I remember logging in each morning to find 20 new threads. However, since the death of the player count since 0.62 as we waited so long for 0.63, it has never returned to the old ways of people sharing their ideas and impressive photography in the world of DayZ. I think it may be the fact that the forum is not advertised, and the fact that we have so many new players I believe we should be broadcasting the forums to form a central hub for communication. This can be done simply by having an automatic bot broadcasting the forum to any new player that joins the discord through a private message and having it appear as you log into the server.
It is a waste to have this asset within our community and not have it used to its full potential.