I know you are working on improving the site and I appreciate your expenditure of resources to make this a better experience for everyone. And I know that overhauling a site includes pruning the under-utilized features and that the group leader forum was rarely used.
But I had just started a discussion in there, and now it's gone.
Will the group leader forum (or something like it) be back after the overhaul?
I'd seen that :). We're switching to a discussion list; the forum was getting zero traction. If you download our user group services guide it's been updated with list subscription info. That'll be a much better place to ask that question.