The Forum is a gathering place for all citizens of eRepublik to meet and chat about the happenings of the eWorld. On 21st January 2009 the forum was given a little adjustment. Old sections were swapped about and new sections were added, such as the announcement section.
Forums that are currently in use were implemented in 31st March 2010. They replaced the old forum platform with new better platform. With new platform you have possibility to search posts. Forums used to be divided in five different categories.
Since May 2011, Forum is unavailable because of technical issues. The date of reinitializing of the forum is unknown.
As "technical issues" last more than 3 months now and no details are given, it is believed that the forum was shut down on purpose by the eRepublik administration to avoid direct contact with players and make it harder to exchange opinions (especially regarding complaints). There are no technical issues that can make it impossible to create and run a simple forum with one or two sections.
Updates and Help
As the title says, it used to be a place for updates announcements. Newer players could ask help from older players.
Help section was deleted entirely, because the team decided that Forum is not a place suitable for help threads. New players should seek information on eRepublik Wiki or contact some more advanced players on IRC on National Forum. See this article for addresses for each of them.
Currently, announcements about in-game changes are given by sending Private Messages to all citizens or by informational pop-up windows.
Improve the New World
Here you could find public open letters, suggestions and feedback for eRepublik administration. Nowadays, official channel for contacting eRepublik team is Contact form.
Improve the New World section was deleted entirely, because of spam created by users. Suggestions to the team got moved to eRepublik Wiki, but Wiki Suggest project was also abandoned. Currently, you can contact the team by sending a ticket or an in-game Private Message.
Here you could talk about everything not related to eRepublik.
Off-topic section was deleted entirely, because of massive spam created by users.
Almost all countries in eRepublik run external national forums, often used as the centre of government and community. See this article for addresses for each of them.