This forum is the de-facto archive of all old bitcoin posts and community events since 2009.
This is also the only forum where Satoshi has posted hundreds of times.
I find it immature for the admins 'distance' themselves from this place just because of some trolls on the economics/speculation board.
As a result, clicking on 'bitcoin forum' on the front page lists Google results, of which none in the top 10 are related to bitcointalk.org.
You basically just give free money to SEO vultures capitalizing on the fact you use the words 'bitcoin forums'.
Now there's a site called bitcoinforums.net which has the first place.
Nevermind the fact they have 200 members (and had way under 50 before you started linking to them)
& bitcointalk.org has 40,000 members.
My post on /r/Bitcoin from a month ago Reddit could be the official "Bitcoin Forums" - Bitcoin.org link now redirects to Google Search - SEO Time?
Also a post right here on Bitcointalk speaking of this exact situation https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=33657.0
Good job to BitcoinForums.net for winning this round. I am surprised Vlad's forums didn't grab that spot, but it's hard to beat the keywords as the domain and them putting effort into it.