After some discussion among the HASTAC staff, I have made a small but important change on the site. Members are no longer allowed to post their own forum (a.k.a. "discussion") content, though of course you can still comment on forums - and we hope you do!
Since last summer we've had a few users starting forums when what they were really writing were blog posts. Today's change will help make the difference between blogs and forums clearer (there is actually no technical difference between them), and help preserve forums for more official HASTAC functions.
Please let me know if you have any qiestions or concerns about the change.