I know they no longer appear, but people still link the C++ ones all the time:
http://www.daniweb.com/forums/announcement8-2.html
http://www.daniweb.com/forums/announcement8-3.html

I'm sure they still link the other forum-specific ones frequently as well, I just don't visit those forums frequently enough to know. Are those gone too?

They were working yesterday, but now they return an error page saying I don't have permission to access them...? What gives?

Is this somehow related to the database corruption mentioned in this thread?

Sorry, actually, I don't know if they were working yesterday, it's Monday, I wasn't around Sunday. I'm thinking of Friday...

I know they were working then, because I always test the link before I post it, to make sure I typed it correctly.