Yeah, agreed re: forum link. Having it be visible was part of our original spec for the site.
There is one in the menu of links that are revealed when you click the hamburger icon, which is the way the WordPress theme this is based on was built. There's apparently not a good way to make the menus disclosed/visible by default, and we opted (at this point) not to spring for the custom coding necessary to alter the theme. Someday.