All the forums that were visible to you are still visible to you. The only thing that has changed is we are taking control of how our new guests are treated.
Everyone can still post in the AOP areas but you can't give advise without your (*). That doesn't mean you can't ask questions or question the (*) answers.
We aren't shutting things down, but we are putting a new and respectful light on the site reputation. As it stands now, it's unacceptable.