GOSH folks just worked with Pavillion (a group that customized discourse and works with communities).
Their updated forum (staging, not complete) is here: https://forum-staging.openhardware.science/
Personally I really like this - it better encapsulates the original intent of the GOAT forum, which was to give space to GOAT projects for shared discussion, so we could have more serendipity in discussion and knowing.
What do you all think? Should I reach out to them and see if this is something we could also use?