so here's the backstory: A couple of years ago a relatively popular forum that I was aware of, but not involved with at all, shut down for lots of reasons. The domain expired, fell into the hands of spamming dirtbags, and now I got it back just today. Several people who were involved with it, are members on my site, and have lamented its demise ever since it happened. There are no backups to be had (I've asked around, a lot) but I think if we got the word out, and the former members are interested, we could rebuild it from scratch and make it um, err, great again or something. Anyone ever done something like this and how did you go about it? Just a matter of getting the word out via word-of-mouth? There are pages from the old site available in archive.org and I will try to mine those for any contact info that I might invite people back with... Am I foolish to think that it could be done?