By upgrading without regard to the links that people have made to the old discussion forums you have broken every single existing link on the internet. This means that all the great advice that people have bookmarked or emailed or saved no longer work. In addition, you have provided no way for someone to find those threads if they have the old links.
This means that unless someone is willing to go through all the posts page by page, all the previous information here is virtually unusable. I had 17 posts bookmarked and now I can't find any of them. The search function dumps out lots of word hits but I would have to spend hours trying to find the posts I had saved just to relink to them.
This stunning lack of oversight makes me wonder what else is going wrong at ACA.
I'm sorry that you feel this way about the new forum and apologize about your bookmarks. The old forum software was no longer an option for us. As mentioned earlier it often timed out on users or gave errors. The search feature did not work and we received many complaints about it from users. We made every attempt to move all of the user accounts and content over to the new forums so that it is still a valuable resource. We were unable to redirect all of the old forum threads to their link in the new forum. We upgraded the forum software to resolve the current issues with our previous forum software and in hopes that a better performing forum with more features would help it grow and allow it to become an even better resource for traveling cyclists. Again, I apologize for any inconvenience that has occurred.