Since it doesn’t seem to have been published yet on the Wikis4SE site, I figured I’d post a copy here for anyone interested in reading it. It talks a little about how we run MDC, how administration of the site is handled, and why we switched from MediaWiki to MindTouch Deki.
The paper was well received when I presented it, despite a few rough edges on my presentation. Interestingly, because most of the people in attendance seemed to be researchers and academics, rather than wiki administrators, my perspective was one that turned out to be quite interesting to a number of people, and I found my input requested on a variety of topics.
I had no idea there were so many people who actually study wikis rather than actually using them.