I've talked before about how categories are used instead of writing things about characters. Another aspect of that is the value of the categories themselves. A lot of these are filler and fluff that don't really say anything, and as a result, the categories stop being helpful.
Another way to look at this is how a library is structured. When people go to a library, how many of them are looking for books about silent people or red-headed people? There may have been famous people who were mute or who had red hair, but in general, how many people would go in and say, "I want to see all books that have silent people in them"?
It's not going to be very many. That's such a broad and trivial way to classify a book that it's not going to be very eff…Read more >
It looks like I will be spearheading the effort to get this wiki cleaned up. One of the problems here is many pages have more categories than content. For example, a page for Darth Vader might read "Darth Vader is the main antagonist of Star Wars" with 87 categories, and that's it. I've seen this happen on other wikis.
The problem is this doesn't help. It creates so much clutter that the categories themselves become useless. But more than that, the categories are used as an excuse not to say anything about the character. Why bother saying how someone is arrogant if all you have to do is slap an "Arrogant" category on the page? Why bother saying who a character brainwashed, the manner they used and the purpose for doing it if all you have to…Read more >
It's been pointed out that this wiki doesn't have an active administrator. The founder, MarkelCraig35, created the wiki on October 31, 2014. This appears to be another case where someone decided they wanted their own version of the Villains Wiki or Heroes Wiki, so they set out to make their own. And like with a couple others I've seen, he left right after creating this one and doesn't appear to have made any edits anywhere else after that date.
This wiki has been eligible for adoption for three years. It's becoming apparent that it needs an administrator to handle issues that are cropping up on a regular basis. No one else has stepped forward, so I will start the process.
Here's a quick checklist of what needs to be done before I can adopt t…Read more >