Has it been decided what to do with the information on the old forum?
In my opinion, it would be a shame to lose all that acculmated knowledge.
Since the old forum was run with a freeware forum program and thus can be given away, why not just make a zip file of all the data and include the forum program with the file. This could be made available, assuming there is enough space on the hosting server, on the IAA home page as a download for those who what it. Just the data file alone without the forum program is practally useless as the data is not just a text file.
Just a suggestion from someone who searchs the old forum for information often.