Yes indeed. And they are...um, well, according to Linden Lab...new and improved.
New they most certainly are. The new organization and interface are VERY different from the old forums. I'm not going to say anything bad about them here, at least not yet. We're all going to need some time to explore them and get used to the new layout.
No, I take it back. I will make one complaint now: The various Search functions seem to be VERY wonky. However, I'm hoping LL will be able to fine tune this over the coming weeks. They managed to fix a lot of problems with the recent Search update to the Marketplace, which is encouraging.