In the old forum it tells me that it will only be live for another week and then the questions will move to this forum. But when I did a search I found loads in the old forum that is not in this one, so obviously this is just a continuation and does not contain the original content. My question is where is the old content going? will it be searchable where it is or will it disappear.

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As per Atalassian, old forums will stay read only for some time and they are not planning to close it down soon. I hope they won't close it down at all but no plans in the near future anyways!

They won't be moving those questions to answers is what I understood, not if they are not asked again here!

At first, Atlassian people asked and answered a number of the very popular and common questions, presumably to pre-load Answers with a body of knowledge to get it started.

I was hoping to see something with a bit more "have you seen this previous question" or improved searches in Answers, because the forums suffered from a significant chunk of "new" questions that had already been answered and a lot of answers were "see this older post" (and the temptation to just say "try the forum search" was very strong at times), but it's not improved.

We've fixed a couple search bugs so far, and we definitely want to continue to improve search. The parent issue for search improvements is ANSWERS-87.

Agree with Nic. People seem to be using this exactly as the old forums. Some users are definitely not clued up for this either.

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