It is a sad feeling but I wouldn't say it was sent down the drain, because....
Most are still reaping in the rewards and I don't even have to say InshaAllah as this is Allah's promise.
I don't know much about all this, I supposed moderators were from the staff and in direct contact with the admin, and btw who was the admin ? Couldn't at one end point the mods have some gut and say it is closing sorry the admin is not ok with re-opening the forum, I mean just one message instead of a sudden black out.
Man there are ulama (like Mufti Husain Kadodia, or Mufti Abu Hajira) or perfect nobodies who replied, translated, researched etc...this mindless shutdown and removal is a big disrespect and contrary to the so-called adab and all high super-sufis qualities the same relate day and night.
This cannot be undone and I am sure it will be greatly appreciated.