Yep - it was indeed mainframe backup.
The "new forums" are actually on-line now so please go to the top of the page - hit "Forums" - find R/E/P and register.
The R/E/P forums will have its own log-in and sign up / registration criteria and will be separate from the LAB and other forums within a week or so.
The current forums will be 100% archived in a "read only" format - and some selected threads will be brought from the archives to the new forums [not all but some]. You will of course be welcome to start [or re-start] any thread you would like once we move into the new house.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to post them in my forum [I don't get down here all that often] and I will do my level best to address them as quickly as possible... in the meanwhile, the whole move is a good thing, and it appears that things will flow much better than they have in the past.