As for a Blog not being a CMS, I beg to differ, I can make Nucleus look like anything I want.
Didn't mean to offend you or what you did with nucleus.
I like the looks and the functionality, and maybe it can do what I want, it's just not obvious to me.
I do not want a system where anybody can post, just something that makes it easier for me building a complete, and maybe even complex, website.
With file management, a gallery (only available to the authors to chose images for their articles) and different layout schemes for different purposes.
I could not find these features mentioned in the nucleus or on your site but of course that doesn't mean a thing.
A CMS or Blog is made to post stories on your front page
A content management system is surely a lot more than that.
Full blown CMS systems like Typo3 even integrate print and web content, have version control, let you chose different layouts for different parts of your website, build menus of any level depth and so on...
The least you can say is that a real CMS is for building a complete website and has the ability to show anything you like in the style that you like.
Rather than make Pun a CMS or a CMS into a forum, it's better to use the right tool for the job.
I totally agree with you that it's no good turning one into the other.
What Connor seemed to work on was to make a CMS that can integrate PunBB and that would take the engine, CSS, caching - well, all the great things of punBB. If I got him right.
And I am just interested if this can/has/should be done or if I have to go on searching or build something myself.