Jeanne.....the forums here are the exact same software as Seniors and Friends. You see 2008 because that's when some of these discussions started. To get to the current ones, go to the last numbers showing at the bottom ....the page numbers. Once you've "caught up," you'll be taken to the first new one in whatever discussion you've read or posted in....just like at S&F.
Here, for example, at the lower left, you'll see
Pages: 1 ... 10 11  Go Up
That means the most recent posts have now gotten to p. 12. IF you start on p. 1, you'll see the beginning posts from way back.