So that is why it vanished. I was trying to load the forum just minutes ago. It is still gone after 3 months then.

Why didn't they just download a saved copy to resurrect it,surely the Server would have a BACK UP to use.It appears the owner was NOT trying hard to restore it?

I was OFFERED to take ownership of the forum,before John Gault got it, but declined as I didn't want to pay for a buggy software.I would have transferred it over to MyBB or Woltlab,if I took the plunge. I would have done a few things to make it really hard for a hacker to invade as there are ways to do this in the base code area.

What a bummer.