This project has the potential to be rather large. America alone with its more than three hundred million citizens is a huge pool from which to draw the experience needed to tackle this project. Therefore, handling the forum’s administrative tasks is going to be a big job.
A moderator will need to be appointed to each forum topic, preferably someone who is not a primary contributer but still possess a similar level of skill and/or experience, and so will better be able to recognize and eliminate noncontributing posts from spammers, wannabes, trolls, etc.
If a topic becomes too much for one moderator, perhaps additional moderators can be assigned. Are there free Internet forums that allow for this?
I suppose a project coordinator could choose to double as the forum moderator for his/her topic.