A few members asked to have the last available backup of the old forums restored, so we can look for discussions of value/interest, as well as address books and such stuff.
That backup has been restored now, and you find the link to it just below Site-related discussion, i.e. this forum.
The backup has been neutralized so you can't make any new posts, send any new Personal Messages, or even register, but anyone can read existing posts, and if you had registered a member account before 16 June 2005, you can log in to check if you still have anything of value in your Messenger, address book, or notepad.
Keep in mind that the backup is separate from this forum, so you can't use the user name and password from this forum to log in (well, unless you used the same account information again, of course). You will have to use your old account information.
Let me know if something is amiss with the forum archives, apart from the posting permissions. It seems everything works as it should, but I can't be 100% sure.