Unfortunately the archive is still down, it's one of my higher priorities but I haven't been able to get it back up yet ... The data is safe but the old forum software is in rough shape.
tl;dr: it's down, and I promise I'm working on it. The data is safe, but I'm not sure when it'll be up again.
@shawnthehero More or less, yeah - it's all virtual machines so it's not incredibly difficult to spin up a new one, but it is some effort to even figure out which version of linux might be compatible with the old software (which has no documentation), and then once the box is up, it's a not-small amount of effort to set the site up to see if it worked. It'll get done, it's just been elusive so far.
@bop I assure you that is not a universally held opinion. Unfortunately the best thing I can do is give users the ability to select from a number of themes. Given how subjective people's opinions on forum appearance is, I don't know if it's possible to find a one-size-fits-all solution.
If there's a specific problem/thing you're finding difficult about the new layout, feel free to make a new thread about it in the meta or feature-request board, so people can upvote it and I can get some idea if there's a consensus