Just a thought.
Why don't Webring make the forums that the ringmasters and ringmistresses create a pay feature, if you want it you must pay this much money per year? That might help in their problems without the need of making us go to two rings to manage. I for one never used their forums on my rings that I managed, I never felt the need to use them because they were not required by my ring nor did my ring users ask me for a forum so they could talk to other ring users. But some ring users might like a forum to talk to fellow ring users.