All threads in public areas of the old forums should still be accessible, though it takes a fiddle with urls to see images.
Please direct your attention to the forumarchive web site.
Try to load a few pages.
Count how many seconds it takes to load each and every page.
You will find that it takes about 23 seconds.
DAZ did something a couple of weeks ago that broke the archive site worse than it was already.
Ever since then, every forumarchive page waits 23 seconds before it begins to load. Clearly the server is waiting for something to time-out before it sends each page.
Even though the archive has other problems, it didn’t have this “delay” problem untill recently.
I keep posting this information every time I see the forumarchive subject come up, but no one with any authority ever acknowledges it.
I think the DAZ web programmers are oblivious to this problem.