As long as you have the forum SQL data and the website folder package, you can always restart the forum.The admin offline and let the forum dead. You give me no choice, revive the forum or hack the admin account.
Your attitude at this moment won't help you at all.Nonsense, how can a normal member like me have such things? And if the forum is not identical, members will not feel it as their old home.
If the original owner is dead & gone (either literally or figuratively) then you are SOL. You really need access to the DB to continue the site. You COULD scrape the site, but that doesn't do any good as far as user profiles/membership go. That will just get you the posts with no users to associate to.We have gathered and decided that someone must revive the forum. We came to a conclusion that I am the one to do it althought i'm still very weak about technology ;-;