Lots of words here, I've lost track. But I think I am clear, I think I can remember discussions based on various proposals. It's what communities do every now and then.
Surmising again: I think a decision was made (that's what leaders can do, consult, chit-chat then decide), and - with or without a formal announcement as such that I saw (from anyone or anywhere, Twitter, FB or Forums) - the result is that we have a new forum.
Putting aside all my opinions, my thoughts on what is best, workable etc, and whether I am happy (which I am) what I am unclear about Visvaneth is your prime concern or worry.
What's at the core of your concern? What are you worried about?
I'm keen to see you happy, or at least not unhappy.