“Just saying “hate it” is not helpful. Constructive criticism is welcome, either here or by email.”
Nancy, while I agree with the comment, constructive criticism and possible fixes HAVE been offered by others, and nothing appears to be happening on the site, or with the organization in general. Heck, one member went out and built his own forums for us to use (which I think is a VERY bad idea, especially since security is non-existent and in general just not a good idea to have a separate venture going…) in a very quick manner that meets or exceeds what is going on here as a possible solution.
A LOT can be done, and done quickly, to fix the site technical issues, add old content (if it is still accessible) back in, tweak the forums to include State or area specific sections, etc. And some of those ideas HAVE been presented…