Thanks for that info and welcome cyn!
I was under the impression that in addition to the posted announcements, all MFIF members where sent an email to notify them of the read only status and a link to the archive... maybe I was mistaken. This good information to have, what I will do is post a note about your advice on the slow MFIF page loads and also include a link to MFIF archive.
Thank you cyn! And welcome to the CNET forums!