Sorry for being so rude, but frustration leads me to be straightforward: wordpress needs some better forum. There is a lot of interest expressed about wordpress, but you can't find out with the tool used there.
You can't contact moderators, or I haven't be able to find how. If you want private conversation, discuss about closing a post, or whatever else, forget it.
You can't see user's posts; which is very convenient, when you find a user helpful. It could also have been helpful on many other subjects, but you'll never know.
Last but not least, you can't follow a thread. You can't be told when a new message has been sent, and when you look for an answer, that's very frustrating. I know you can "favorite" a thread, but is it really optimal?
The best proof the forum isn't adapted to wordpress users needs, is the bad answer rate; how many posts doesn't get any answer, even though a lot of people visit the forum? Too difficult to find what you're looking for, if someone wrote an answer, and so on. Current forum doesn't incite people to come back again, but a forum has to do it!
Am I alone to feel that?