No one can. Workers at VMF HQ sabatoged the old database as a bargaining chip for being paid, but to no avail. Seems that the head Boss is kinda Scroogie, and doesn't want to fix things right, nor pay out any payroll.
Seriously, no one can access the old forum. The database became corrupted during maintenance. Richielieu made a backup prior to it going down, and negotiations will continue at the Corn Feed II, as we give wedgies and nuggies to Richielieu. Stay tuned.
I didn't know Richielieu did this, that's great news. Here's a little fuel for doing something with that database: I would gladly pay money for a CD containing the old forum posts, and I'm sure others would as well!