I have found myself in the following situation several times: I
created a wiki for some event or small project, everything works fine
and after the event or project was done - nobody have seen this wiki
for several months and does nothing on it. After several months
somebody needs the wiki once again and realizes that the wiki database
now have 3 Gb of text spam. Suppose that there is no back-up or
rollback option in a wiki hosting. So here is the question: how to
No backups, no way to roolback to a date? thats bad.
You could start a wiki from scratch, copy manually from the old one
whatever was good. Maybe share this task with a few selected
Start the new one without anonymous edits, a sexy theme and a huge
campaign to attract people. "No like the old wiki!, this is actually
good and maintaned!".
Maybe the lack of maintenance contributed to the decay. I wonder if a
wiki without enough contributors is worth existing, like a garden
without anyone to cut the grass.
Certainly. If for no other reason than the historical value.
We still keep all the Wikimania wikis around.