No, it's still there. I just don't know how to use it. That is, the "groups" didn't transfer quite right in terms of permissions. I'm still learning this system. All FULL members should have access to the New Uploads category. When I figure out how to do that, they will.
In fact, Gary...gortmertl0, could you try accessing the New Uploads forum again and let me know if you can? You should probably refresh your cache before you do. I think I fixed it.
"Associate Members" don't see the "New Uploads" forum, nor the "Moderators Forum". They only see what they have access to. The SMF board uses two terms to define Members: phpMembers, and Members. I just enabled phpMembers for the New Uploads forum. Since you're a full member, you should see the New Uploads forum now.