Every website has a limited lifespan, during which its usefulness and relevance will peak. After that peak, if not updated and maintained, sites can quickly become neglected and outdated.
The RichmondWiki project peaked a while ago and has not carried enough momentum to break through the problems caused by spammers, hackers, and negligent admins (me!). Let’s face it, current social media tools are much better at creating communities around a community, and the wiki is no longer the easiest way to classify the people, places, and things that make up our great city.
Rather than let things fall further into disrepair and neglect, I am placing the RichmondWiki on hiatus until further notice. The site and database are still there, but locked down and not editable until further notice.
Anybody that wants to revive the wiki and maintain it going forward is welcome to get in touch by leaving a comment here. I’ll provide admin access and help turn the lights back on if/when these criteria can be met:
- Spam must be removed and a plan for moving forward should include more effective safeguards against it.
- Future admins should have a plan for making the wiki more useful to more people.
- The non-salesy tone and (relatively) non-biased atmosphere must be maintained. This is not a marketing platform or a tool for self-promotion.
Thanks for visiting and contributing.
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