Over the past couple of months, I have been working with Xojo, Inc. (previously Real Software) to develop esoTalk in association with their support forum.
Xojo launched their new website/product (an extremely powerful app development suite) just the other day, and the support forum, powered by esoTalk, is now public. Check it out! It's a great example of a larger-scale esoTalk forum in action.
You can thank Xojo and @gperlman's sponsorship for the active development of esoTalk over the past few months. In this short period of time, esoTalk has come a long way with many new features and a huge amount of bug fixes (thanks to their beta testers.) Thank you Geoff!
I look forward to continuing this partnership with Xojo. Rest assured, esoTalk will remain free and open-source. Look forward to continuing active development, a revamped homepage, proper documentation, and infrastructure for plugin/skin distribution in the near future.