From what I hear, they have not backed up the forum since January. They seem to be unaware that this was the case. I do not think they are going to be able to restore it anymore then they already have done. This is sad.
On a positive note, the posts about the 3 new CIB's coming soon from "E" have had a 9 months cut from the wait, so I guess it won't seem so long after all.
And it's not like I have read anything about other CIB's being released in the mean time. Oh wait.... Impervious, Sealed In, Sealed and Stuck, and so on.