Ok, I found out what happened. The new admin realized that the post counts didn't match what was actually in the forums, so they had the system recalculate the post counts. When this happens, your post count will go down for various reasons. If you posted to a thread that was later deleted, those posts are not counted when you recalculate the posts. Also, if you remember back a few years ago, posts in the off topic forums used to add to the post count. When recalculating, the posts that had previously counted no longer do.
Hang in there folks - we'll some spiffy new badges up in the days to come to replace new member, member, etc. There's much to do still. The software has been updated a bit, there are a few new features we can chat about and we can continue to fiddle and tweak. We thought is was best to clean up some old files and make sure that moving forward we are on good footing.
For those of you who've messaged me in curiosity, thanks. For those who were to shy... I live in Washington state, my first and most frugal ride, ever was an old Renault that got outrageous fuel mileage although it smelled faintly of goats. I'm happy to be here to help out the site team and am looking forward to getting to know all of you.