Before the forums I captured some stats of visitors and posts on old and new. There has been a decline over time from users not joining like previously, but from what I can tell it is mostly from ahp activity. Although based on users views from the old site it has actually gone up, so I guess people are reading but not as many are posting.
I see referral activity increases based on email summary timing, so a jumps happens when someone posts and the summary email is sent out to people, so that may be increasing the view count of current users.
Not sure importing is going to happen. I looked into it a while ago and I did like 55% of converting db tables to the new format, but I got to a point where the differences in schemas got painful and realized do we really want 1500 people that are going to clutter up the site and a bunch of random spam that would be injected that didn’t get removed.
Thinking it would be best to archive previous forums as read-only for a while and build the content for this forums would be best, but we can chat about it during the lan party.