I had some issues with the forum and the devs don't know what is wrong. seems like they dropped it...
so for others who want to use it... reinstall it with the latest (> v1.6), as upgrading from v1.5 to v1.6 breaks things.
I do not have it on v1.6.0 ... I will wait for a patch to be released, before considering an upgrade.
most likely I will have to revert back to my snapshot, which will cause another outage for about 45min... around 15-30min to revert the snapshot and another 15min to startup the forum DB is not separate from this server... it costs more money to have another server :( but the DB files are on another one (which is not powerful enough to use as a DB, unfortunately, just a storage server)
if I had a nice big fibre connection and a static IP address at home... I would migrate this server off of it and save money and have more control over it