You have to remember that even though the mods are familiar with the front end commands in the forum, none of them, including me, know anything about the backend software. This is why Mike kindly volunteered to help out when Terry retired from being active. Web design and maintenance is Mike’s business and income, so I am grateful if he spares the time to help out when he is so busy.
I have had a look at the forum that deals with Simple Machines issues (the software upon which the forum runs). Whilst I had first thought that the problem may have been caused by the software update, I have now identified that the issue may be something to do with our server. This seems likely since the forum was recently transferred by the hosts to a new server. I had thought we’d cleared the issues, but maybe not. I have emailed and asked Mike if he could please spare some time in the pre-Christmas rush to investigate. Meantime I ask for your patience. If you log in and click “all unread since last visit” you should see any posts made in response to yours.