They always call it "progress"
Anyone get tired of going through this? EVERY time they call it "progress."
This isn't just WebAssist, it's every company or group that has a forum. Once they've decided to change the forum to these packaged deals, a massive number of messages are lost and all that history that's been built up over years is discarded.
There is always "talk" about pulling in those old messages or bringing back features that were lost but they usually arn't because it's just too much work or technologically infeasible to do.
NNTP? Just another victim of the process. The really sad thing is that NNTP was something that worked well for users.