Wow!Where have I been?
This sounds Absolutely awesome for a tutorial theme! It fits our style very well, and the suspense aspect of it is just right. We definately need to implement this.
Keep up the great work kirbyfansos!!! :-D
I can appreciate the idea of having a 1:1 correspondence of forum entries to mailing list entries, but two categories really seems like too few for the forum.
For example, it is very useful to have a music category where one can browse prior music submissions, all in one place. This also is useful for the art category. Having a lot of forum entries in a smaller number of categories tends to bury art/music discussions somewhat faster.
It obviously is not possible to have 8+ mailing lists. Thus there would have to be some forum categories that have no mailing list that directly corresponds to them. You could have a forum setting that makes emails automatically be sent for other forum categories for people who turn on the setting as an alternative -- this would allow the people who prefer email to stick to email. However, I really think the extra forum categories are needed.