Search Engine Watch forums have been public for about 10 months now. Based on forum activity and the administrators getting their "feet wet", they have reorganized the forums to better suit the members. The first forum you will see now is the Google forum (with the same sub forums), then followed by the Yahoo forum (with the same sub forums, for now), then MSN, then Ask Jeeves and then the "Other Search Engines & Directories" forum which has two sub forums including the AOL Search forum and the Open Directory Project forum.
A lot of consolidation has been made in the Search Engine Marketing Strategies section. My forum, "General Search Engine Marketing Tips" has been renamed to "The World of Search Engine Marketing" and two old forums (Outsourcing SEM & Conversion, ROI Improvement & Tracking) have been rolled in. In addition, two new forums have been added under The World of Search Engine Marketing, inclduing the In-House & Corporate SEM forum and Affiliate Issues forum. The Search Engine Optimization forum remains the same, but gained some children forums including the two established forums, link building and dynamic web site issues and a brand new forum named Blogs, RSS & XML Feeds. Search Engine Advertising gained a sub forum named Contextual Ads & Alternatives. A forum named "Vertical Markets & Specialty Search" has four sub forums; Local Search (new), Multilingual Search Markets & Non-US Engines (old), Shopping & Comparison Engines (old), News Search (new).
There were other changes and a few more are going to take place shortly. All in all, there are several new forums; In-House & Corporate SEM, Affiliate issues, Local Search, News Search, Blogs, RSS, XML, Contextual Ads & Alternatives, and Invisible - Deep Web forum.