I think that a dedicated 26er forum is needed, because it is not just the wheel size that determines it's content anymore. It's the hubs, the forks, the gearing... There is bunch of bikes from 2000 - 2015 that aren't vintage yet, but may still need support and discussion about various issues and challenges. By removing that form MTBR is making sure that there is even less support for non-vintage 26er bike owners. For those reasons I think 26er forum should be reinstated, and be separate... at least for now.