where are all the topics going??
The board has a default so it only shows on the front active new topics from the past 7 days. You can change this at the base of the active topics page, for 2 weeks or a month or more, where it says 'display posts form previous..........', then it gives you the choice to click on in a drop down box.
The topics will then show up how you're used to seeing them.
When people post new thoughts etc, ideally, they do this by going on the Board index and choosing new topic under the specific forum eg new member introductions, resignation/name removal...........general social chat. Then we have a hope of refinding a conversation much later on!
Hope this helps!