I'm reading the Goodbye thread, and forums are going so sloooooooooow.
Ya, when he said 3 days to read all the posts, it wasn't just because of the quantity, but the speed of the site searches these days.
Also, I've noticed before and these searches just remind me, the search results and post links seem broken. I assume because of the database restructure a while back. Links to old search results and links to specific posts created a while back tend to be inaccurate. What should link to say... Page 15 post #5, actually pops you until page 7 post #10, etc. So you have to hunt down the real post in a thread you were looking for.
I think it shows up in current threads as the "go to latest" green arrow doesn't actually go to the latest. Though I think that is mostly due to nuked posts in the large topics.
Lots of old memories reading back on those posts. I mostly lurked in the Asylum/OoT during those times, being an FFXI player, it was one of the few site layouts that had OoT and Asylum as dedicated links on the left side. Most other sites didn't put them on their side bar. I recall a lot of the old posters, at least those not from the original forums, being Mooglefu