I think it would be better to reformulate it into book format and make it available as an e-book, for free download either directly from Wikimedia or other outlets like iTunes or Amazon. That would be searchable, and I don't know that hosting it in wiki form provides any benefits. Certainly as a wiki it will never be rescued from permanent obscurity.
On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 7:09 PM, Tim Starling <tstarl...@wikimedia.org>wrote: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Sep11wiki > > I think it's disrespectful to solicit contributions towards a memorial > website, and then to fail to maintain that memorial website in a > searchable format. > > Today, searching the web for phrases in contributed memorial pages > brings up only ancient, presumably unmaintained Wikipedia mirrors, > such as these: > > http://encyclopedia.kids.net.au/page/da/Daniel_Brandhorst > http://www.knowledgerush.com/kr/encyclopedia/Daniel_Brandhorst/ > > In time, those will disappear from the web, as all other copies have > done. Thus, relatives of the deceased will have no way to discover > that these pages ever existed. > > In 2007, the September 11 wiki was moved to a non-Wikimedia site, > evidently hosted by an individual without the capacity to preserve > that content for posterity. It was offline after only 3 years. > > The data is still on our servers. I propose bringing the wiki back up, > in read only mode, and leaving it like that either until such time as > there is interest from a non-profit or government organisation in > taking over the responsibility of indefinite hosting. It would only > take an hour or so of ops work. It could stay like that for decades > without needing any further maintenance. > > -- Tim Starling > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list > Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>