Okay, another thread that's been dead for so long, but I need to post this to clear any confusion...
At some point in 2000, Animefringe teamed up with Animeboards so we could have a forum posted here. The problem Steve and I spent so much time working on the issues that a forum wasn't at the top of our priorities. It also didn't help much that Animefringe was primarily a webzine based out of North America and these boards are based out of Australia. That isn't much of a concern anymore as releases are pretty much released pretty close to each other now. But at the time, that was a big problem for us.
Needless to say in 2002, Steve had a friend with X-Forums, which hosts a few webcomic forums and such. Holly was our editor at the time and she was big into X-Forums as well, so we made her the mod there and things flurished.
Eventually, Holly moved on and the forum became somewhat inactive. I mean, Animefringe puts out monthly issues. That doesn't exactly bread a community. So it's not hard to see why we a forum never really clicks. You need constant updates to have constant visitors. ^_^
- Adam Arnold
Animefringe: Online Anime Magazine