Egged on by long-time supporter Jerry Carter I made a difficult decision this morning and got rid of the Codestore Wiki. Got rid of as in deleted all the source files that rendered it and dumped the database that stored it. All that's there now is a 404 message.
Why? Spam mainly. It was getting spammed to death. Not only might this affect my overall Google status but also looks unsightly and unprofessional to visitors.
The other reason is that it just never took off and had become a bit of a white elephant. Over the years I've learnt to accept that just because I think something is a good idea, it doesn't means any of you will share my enthusiasm. It's a shame the wiki never got used, but, as it was, it served no purpose and probably won't be missed.
The upsetting part is that this effectively means that the spammers have "won" and forced me to do something I didn't really want to. Why should I have to!? Next on my to do list is getting rid of an email address that receives 99% spam and 1% legit communication. To do so will be a headache. Put me in a room with a spammer and I'll give them more than a headache in return... ...well, maybe not. I probably haven't got it in me to intentionally cause pain to another person, but I like to think I could in this case.