This will be brought back soon. Also, the ad placement has changed. In fact, when you look at it from a spacing perspective, the right-column approach is using up A LOT of real estate and makes the site look uneven. This has been changed for that reason, and because of improvements that have been made in how the ads are being shown. Unfortunately, ads are the only thing keeping the site running. That and Premium Supporter memberships.
Yes thanks to the Herculean work you have done , the site is not only up but pretty much intact . The forum feels fast and stable this way . You deserve some good luck now , after so much bad . Good luck and best wishes Mike for such sterling work