martinibuster - 3:27 pm on Feb 6, 2013 (gmt 0)
I am a fan of setting up the content side first, cultivating traffic, and afterward, after traffic has been established, setting up the forum to handle questions, funneling from the content side to the forum side. You can write content all day long on a blog but you will never think of all the variations and trends different people all over the world are experiencing, consequently missing out on that traffic. Forums are excellent for the longtail but also for current trends, current lingo, etc.
Have a road map and plan for forum moderation, how to curate the community in place.