Really depends on how they see it. We recently had a discussion about the Lifetimes and their status when the ToS/AUP comes into play. While it was more for those who depart for a while, it is out there:
Well, I see the thread has a watchful eye from BranFlakes but lacks any official comment or response.
So, I guess I'll assume that there is no answer to the question. Either it hasn't been discussed or they'd just rather not admit that the mechanics are just gone, meaning that the slate has been wiped clean.
Funny, in the end, there is something positive about the new forums, at least for me, and probably the Nagus.