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The difficulty here is to distinguish between a wiki which has gone offline forever, and one which is having temporary hosting problems. In the first case I would've thought keeping an entry with 'Inactive' is a bit pointless. Might as well delete the page. In the second case, we lose all the category information by switching all the them to Inactive, only to find the wiki comes back online again a few days later.
 
The difficulty here is to distinguish between a wiki which has gone offline forever, and one which is having temporary hosting problems. In the first case I would've thought keeping an entry with 'Inactive' is a bit pointless. Might as well delete the page. In the second case, we lose all the category information by switching all the them to Inactive, only to find the wiki comes back online again a few days later.
  
I'll propose a different approach: If a wiki seems to have gone offline (perhaps forever), we wrap the categories in a &lt;nowiki> tag or a &lt;pre> tag.  If you do this for example:
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Actually it's all in the revision history, so we can easily revert the edit to bring back the categories -- [[User:Harry Wood|Harry Wood]] 13:26, 30 Jan 2006 (EST)
<pre>&lt;nowiki&gt;[[Category:Sport]]&lt;/nowiki></pre>
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...the category is disactivated, but the info is still there.  Looks a bit ugly, but if the wiki stays offline, we might aswell delete the whole page anyway no? -- [[User:Harry Wood|Harry Wood]] 13:26, 30 Jan 2006 (EST)
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: It's also not clear to me why we add 404 pages to the index.  Mark had an answer when I asked before, but I cannot remember what it was.  I don't think there's any reason to delete a 404 wiki that's already in the index, but I also see no reason to add a page for that dead wiki.  If it's not 404, but simply gone (the domain name works and they just don't have a wiki anymore), then I agree, deleting the page from here makes sense. [[TedErnst]] | <small>[[User talk:TedErnst|talk]]</small> 13:55, 30 Jan 2006 (EST)
 
: It's also not clear to me why we add 404 pages to the index.  Mark had an answer when I asked before, but I cannot remember what it was.  I don't think there's any reason to delete a 404 wiki that's already in the index, but I also see no reason to add a page for that dead wiki.  If it's not 404, but simply gone (the domain name works and they just don't have a wiki anymore), then I agree, deleting the page from here makes sense. [[TedErnst]] | <small>[[User talk:TedErnst|talk]]</small> 13:55, 30 Jan 2006 (EST)

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The difficulty here is to distinguish between a wiki which has gone offline forever, and one which is having temporary hosting problems. In the first case I would've thought keeping an entry with 'Inactive' is a bit pointless. Might as well delete the page. In the second case, we lose all the category information by switching all the them to Inactive, only to find the wiki comes back online again a few days later.

Actually it's all in the revision history, so we can easily revert the edit to bring back the categories -- Harry Wood 13:26, 30 Jan 2006 (EST)


It's also not clear to me why we add 404 pages to the index. Mark had an answer when I asked before, but I cannot remember what it was. I don't think there's any reason to delete a 404 wiki that's already in the index, but I also see no reason to add a page for that dead wiki. If it's not 404, but simply gone (the domain name works and they just don't have a wiki anymore), then I agree, deleting the page from here makes sense. TedErnst | talk 13:55, 30 Jan 2006 (EST)