It used to be a wiki devoted to practical knowledge. A place to share your how-to advice. Meant to be a WikiForRegularPeople.
The URL used to be: http://www.iro.umontreal.ca/~paquetse/cgi-bin/wiki.cgi?Know-how_Wiki
It was hosted by [Sébastien Paquet].
A fair quantity information was added to it over the years, but it seems it never really took off as a community, and instead became a GhostTown. Recently it was attracting a lot of WikiSpam.
A few months ago (approx December 2004) it suddenly went offline, so sadly the content is not even available read-only...
Except on [this WayBackMachine page], and other web-caching services. Except that the site blocks robot spiders and that link doesn't work anymore.