Is there any way to see the posts in the old Private Forums? I don't see any way to log in over there and open up the old Ladies' Forum.
Sorry, there isn't currently any way to do that.
When we moved out of the old software, the accounts and permissions were not transferred. Maintaining two sets of accounts looked like a bad idea, so what's visible in the archive presently is only the public content.
(We do still have all the private stuff and I hope to eventually migrate the entire archive... but it's not on the near-future do list)
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