Ah yes ... the catastrophic TVForum database meltdown of January 2003, I remember that! IIRC, all posts since the
transition from the old Ikonboard forum to phpBB, up until one fateful day 8 yrs ago, and everyone's postcounts
got reset to zero.
Yep, 3rd Jan if I remember right. I don't think I've ever been more gutted about something to do with the site than that day. My host simply didn't do DB backups and I was very hit and miss with it (if at all probably) but quite a lot of Ikonboard flat file topics are still floating around in old TV Home cgi-bin folders! Including ones from the temporary Election forum of 2001 (remember that?!)