Some good – and bad news.
The good news is, the two small glitches have been fixed. The system now sends notifications of replies to comments and the “ask Eric” button works again.
The Forum, however, is totaled. At least, all of the past 16 years of accumulated posts and comments and everything else that was there is gone, for good. My computer guy cannot recover it and I have been unable to get anyone at VBulletin to respond to my numerous emails and phone calls about it. I – the admin and Great Decider of the Forum – was simply summarily locked out. My log in and password rejected and no way to recover either. So it’s all lost.
I may re-start the Forum from scratch because there were a fair number of people who liked it. But the cost is obnoxious and that is chastening. I will keep everyone posted. In the meanwhile, thanks to all for your patience and understanding!