I suggest that The Blackboard migrate into a format like this one:
Note the format in which all threads stack up in order, and backpages are preserved and easily accessed. Nothing is lost. Some forum services like the one above are free, others have to paid for. I don't know how it works here, but I do know the present format is from the dawn of the internet and out of date. Migrating to the more recent format means that everything will be preserved and everything will continue. No doubt new people will find The Blackboard, but the content won't change if you folks keep posting like you are now.
Have no idea how to go about it or who's in charge of such things. What does everyone think? Let's hear your thoughts on the matter.