Autoduel on the Apple IIe was my gateway in to a lifetime of joyous experiences involving a number of geeky board games and models. First was Car Wars, followed by Battletech, Warhammer 40K, and so on.
I've always loved Car Wars, but it really feels like the complex physics and movement mechanics in the game can best be simulated via the computer. Have you had any success getting modern video game companies interested in doing a new version?
PS. Had the honor of meeting you at a convention about 10 years ago, it was a real treat, nice to find out that some of your heroes are pretty decent folks in real life.
The Free Speech provision of the constitution covers government, not private, censorship. Further, you've never been guaranteed freedom from the consequences of said speech, like having it removed because it's unpopular.
This sort of thing has been going on for years, probably as long as there have been companies and products. Can't get X to work, maybe your neighbor can, why not ask?
In the case of software and other technical products, it really costs the company little to setup a forum, so why not? Also the people doing the supporting are completely volunteer, and are compensated in a feeling of helping others. If they don't want to participate, then they can stop at any time.