sim64 - 9:55 pm on Oct 16, 2006 (gmt 0)
I left it as it was for at least 3 months, but with no sign of recovery.
A couple of thousand weren't particulary good pages and were out of date anyway and a lot of content I moved sideways to another site, so didn't want to leave it up on the other one for fear of a duplicate content penalty.
Basically, I just put the site in to mothballs and concentrated on another site. I was of the opinion that whatever I did the site would not recover.