On Mon, 2004-01-11 at 13:34 +0000, Rowan Collins
As has been pointed out, just the number of
initial contributors is a
bad indicator; but we do need some indication that a solid community
is likely to emerge; and personally, I don't think number of fluent
speakers (or even fluent speakers with net connections) provides this
On Wikitravel, this is the deal:
1. There needs to be at least 5 users pledged to start up the wiki.
2. There needs to be one contact person for the new wiki.
3. The contact person has to make a monthly report about the state
of the wiki: what's been happening, advances, debates, changes
in policy or guidelines, etc.
4. If there's no or very little editing on the wiki for a month, or
if the reports stop coming in, or if generally the thing just
starts winding down, the wiki goes inactive. We turn off the
wiki software, and make the content available in case someone
else wants to use it.
I agree with these 4 points.
In particular, the last point seems relevant to me.