Well, it’s because the amount of work it is taking is huge. The Forum software we use required an enormous about of tweaking and customizing.
For this reason a working version of The Original Herd is currently online but not as yet open to the public… if you could see it you’d understand why, (just one thing: It’ ‘green’).
Yet again, I’m sorry to say, I cannot give you a specific time for our forums to open but we certainly hope it will be later today/evening. – JamesJM