Forums? A misnomer or a missed opportunity perhaps?

Just settling in to my new luxury membership, saying hello and hoping for a conversation. I just wish my first post were not accompanied by a vague sense of ‘What the heck…?”

The first plugin I have used is Forums. But by what stretch of the imagination did it get that name? From what I can see this is really a front end post editor, and could be hugely useful as such, if it actually did that for all posts.

But as a forum… ? No access controls, notifications, moderation, threading, this looks more like a thinly disguised comment manager rather than a forum.

Please tell me that I am missing something.