I have jumped the final hurdle for integration of the user data, and now I just need some folks to test it out.
If you have a moment, go here: http://dev.poetryslam.com
and login to the FRONT page using your FORUM login. Then go to the forum button and see if you are still logged in to your account, and if all is well.
Also, try adding things to your shopping cart, logging in and out a few times, and generally trying to break it.
Please report your findings in this thread. If all go well, I'll roll that over to the production server this weekend.
Thanks for your help.