Funny thing is, that is almost exactly what I did. I fired up archive.org's wayback machine to get the design.
In any case this seems like as good a place as any for something I've been meaning to mention:
The old philforum topics were moved to the new group, other topics from the old database that were never imported to a2k still need to be imported.
Anyway, that's just a quick update because some of the topics moved were active so if anyone is wondering where they are that is the deal. We should be ready for it to be used in a few days but keep in mind that this is new forum software built from scratch by 2 people in a couple of weeks part time. Basically, expect a lot of things to need to be polished up and a lot of features that need to be added. We'll be iterating it a lot to improve things but it's initially not anywhere near perfect.