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If you do go ahead with the Wiki concept, I strongly suggest that you do not make it publicly accessible, but rather accessible by a select group of individuals who frequent this site and are active community members. A obvious choice is your moderation team. I would also suggest that board members with a certain number of posts should be permitted to contribute (I am not sure how the mechanics would work, but I am sure you would be able to figure it out).
Maybe, I interpret it wrong but I’ll disagree with you here as I follow slogan “knowledge should be FREE and for everyone”. Wiki should be open for everyone. Let everyone (even without any kind of registration) to read and get benefit from the knowledge written in wiki.
However, there should be some check-and-balance to protect wiki from vandalism but too much restriction will discourage people from adding their articles which will lead to either slow growth or eventually death of wiki (as lack of knowledgeable/out-dated articles).
Moreover, I would suggest to give proper and prominent credits to people who wrote or update articles to encourage people to write more in wiki.
I would suggest to try the path of open democracy rather than dictatorship of democratic-looking ruler-ship, in which any person in-power can press Delete button to delete any article which he/she doesn’t like to his/her taste.
Encourage people to write even novices (path to success) rather than forcing few people to work as slaves (path to failure).
In my opinion, a start of article is important even if written in bad/improper English or without proper formatting because start of idea or sharing information is critical in the success of wiki (take Wikipedia’s success example).
For example, anyone with excellent article writing skills maybe useless without statistical information but he can correct/update an article that has statistical information but written improperly. Just my thought.