In investigating something worrisome I noticed about a recent spam message, I noticed that the forum pages had been using an old database and not the new one that I created around 9/10. All the posts from 9/10 until now had been going to the old database. I switched the forums back to the new database today, but that new database hadn't been collecting info for about 6 weeks. I still DO have the posts, but they're not going to show up in the current forums unless anyone is really upset about their absence.
Sorry for the inconvenience.