An idea that's been floating around some of the longtime participants for a while. Perhaps it's time. What's the best way to go about this without losing what's valuable here?
(Dramatization at BigWikiFireOfDoubleOught)
When someone editing a page on the new wiki references a WikiName that's only present on the old, give them the option of importing the old page on the condition that they will immediately ReFactor it.
(Optional) add WikiPortal capabilities to the new wiki.
(Optional) let the old wiki stay open for participants who won't agree to the new charter.
It's one thing to be intimate with one's life, another to be reactionary. I'm sure you're familiar with the notion of turning the other cheek, and LaoTse has a lot more in that vein as well - you might find some of it quite handy on wiki. -- EasternWuss
How long has this thing been running? It seems like the most vulnerable thing on the web is also the most stable.