I can't help noticing that pages have begun to disappear from this board. Is this a deliberate "expiry" policy? I'm worried that I need to take explicit copies of anything I'm interested in, as it will go away. Some important stuff has gone away already, even from lightly-used forums. Would it be possible to bring back all the old messages (well, except the spam)? I can't believe you've hit a server space problem.
The messages are all there. Note the pulldown object near the top of each thread page that says something about "last 100 days". Click on that and change it to "last year". Your messages will all come back.
Apparently there is another upgrade that is just days away. It will give supposedly give us back our thread under the reply so we can see what we are replying to. What are the things that you don't like in the new version?