Reminds of me when I was a mod. XD The site got hacked and accounts messed around with. :/ A lot of people left, but some sticked with the site in hopes that it would get better.
I got moderator status, since the admin though I was a pretty responsible person. He then gave me admin status in a month since I was trying to keep everything from falling apart. Then he left, or for all I know, died. I sent him tons of emails, messages, everything I could do short of tracking down where he lived, since no one really knew.
But... the thing is, he never gave me the passwords to the database and many things, but I could backup the site and do general matainance. But, the thing is we got hacked. Twice. There was nothing I could do, spambots and hackers took over and the website just rolled over and died.
I think that someone eventually made a new website, but that died too... It's so depressing to see people work so hard to start up something, but just walk away and leave the people that cared and worked hard to keep it up. :/