I've been getting so much great feedback and comments on my original post that I decided to open up/create forums here on B. Mann Consulting.
The Telephony forum is where to go to chat about VoIP-related items. In particular, I've created an initial TalkBroadband discussion topic.
The two other forums are Gastronomy, for anything food related, and BMC, which is basically a default, miscellaneous site forum. Feel free to suggest others.
I'm specifically not creating a Apple/Mac forum, because I want people to use the MacHeads. As well, e-smith items are well-covered on the Contribs.org site, which I also read regularly.