wheel - 10:59 am on Aug 5, 2011 (gmt 0)
If you're offline for a couple of months due to 'technical reasons', then clearly the owner was letting the site slide.
What we have here is called survival of the fittest, and a big fat cow just got taken down.
Trying to circle the wagons can help a bit, but probably the only way to save something is to come up with something new and better - and that's a maybe. Forums are fickle.
And I'm agreed with other comments. if you're offline for several months, I'm gone to the next one.