Like others I cannot believe all those posts have been removed and not available as an archive! That is really strange.
I only found out about this when logging on to check my own posts as to a solution to a problem with menu writer that I had figured out for myself and posted in the thread I started. Now I have forgotten exactly what I did and just want to read my own post!
That is frustrating, is no-one from Webassist replying to these points because the database of old posts has been deleted? If so just say so, otherwise as it has been pointed out it should not be too much effort to put it back up as a read only archive of great value to all your customers.