....very old posts from TUG.
About once a year, I go hunting on Wayback (an Internet archive database) for old TUG BBS discussions - from the 1990s, well before the "old" BBS was born in December 2000.
It's fun to link to some of those old conversations and see how many names we can recognize. The questions asked then are basically the same as those asked today. That's one reason why the archive capability of this new software will be a big improvement. Being able to keep the great discussions will help us all.
Ultimately, I'm sure we will bring a lot of useful info over from the old BBS. That has already been done on some forums, such as Travel and Marriott. There is no intent to discard important info that exists on the old BBS. However, saving every thread about (for example) upfront fees serves no useful purpose.