welcome to the forum :). The comments in the forum are still there, but they are hidden. Actually they are scattered throughout the whole blog, and I often lost track of where to look for them... Maybe I can start a thread where I just post all the old information?
I just had a look at the comments... There are 166 comments scattered through the blog. So instead of moving them to the forum, I decided to show the comments again, but to disable the ability to post new comments.