It seems to me that a lot of old friends are not yet back on the forum after the problems. It would be a real shame if we lost them. To be honest, in some cases it would be a disaster for the forum to lose their input. I suspect that in many cases they have switched to other forums.
Would it not be possible for forum admin to fire off a group e-mail to the old crowd to say we are back in business and please come back and re-register?
I don’t know who hacked the forum but if we lose many of the poster we used to have it will just mean that the bad guys have won and the forum has lost out.
I value very much what we have here and if some of the posters don’t come back it would be sad. Of all the forums this has been the most technically accurate and erudite.