Well, the new forums are finally back up, with all features back in place (as far as I can tell). However, I wasn’t able to restore any of the posts or user data from the previous forum. I know that’s kind of a kick in the teeth for anyone who had a forum game going or who lost a big massive post that took them three hours to type up. I had forum games and giant posts too. The best we can do at this point though is to move on with our lives and not let me try to do computers ever again.
So go ahead and sign up to the new forum and make some posts and start over. What you MIGHT be able to do is use google’s cache thingy to find certain threads or posts which may still exist as magical internet ghosts. There’s no guarantee that the specific thing you’re looking for will be available, but it’s worth a shot if there was something you really wanted to recover. I’ll be attempting this myself later.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.