Maybe try updating your Spry to the latest version. Adobe.com should have a free .mxp you can install to get the latest Spry and maybe that will do the trick. If you can provide a screenshot of the error, your operating system, and Dreamweaver version, that will help as well.
The web interface for the NNTP forums was pretty bad, so this interface is much better in that respect. If you used a news reader, the old way was likely better, but for the most part people use the web interface so this new forum works better for the majority of our users. RSS and/or subscribed threads can at least alert you of responses which is a start at least.