I would like to hear your thoughts on this; free to jump into the discussion!
I am confused on what this Wiki is. We have a ton of incomplete pages, whether they are for episodes, shows or even voice actors. 20 percent of the Wiki is just stubs or articles with three sentences or less. I deleted almost one hundred articles tonight and I have to ask everyone: where are we going here?
This is a Cartoon Network Wiki, but are we going to devote this Wiki to every single show that has aired on Cartoon Network, plus their characters, episodes, items, locations, voice actors, etc. or are we going to deal with the basics, such as a page for the show, the characters and episodes?
This Wiki has been in this state for almost a decade now. Other communities are growing and doing well, with a more in-depth focus on certain series. I feel like this Wiki's purpose should be to give an overview on the series, list all the episodes on one page and link all the major characters on one page. If viewers would like to read more about the series or find out more information, we should have a template to link them to that Wiki.
Another issue is the group we are targeting. Are we targeting just the United States or international Cartoon Networks as well? I say this because we also have communities in other languages, located on the bottom of the front page. We have about 50 Thomas the Tank Engine pages as well, which is kinda pointless when we have a UK CN Wiki and the show never aired in the States. Should we have pages for every single show that has aired internationally on here or are we better off making a page for Cartoon Network (United Kingdom) and listing the series and some background on the international network?
I'm not sure about you guys, but the way it has been is not working. Some series like Ben 10 have an excess of information, even down to characters that appeared for a few minutes in one episode, while we are falling behind on more recent series. I feel like this Wiki can benefit from more rich, quality articles focused on what is essential for each show, rather than giving small blurbs. The small blurbs should be on a Wiki devoted to the show.
My point is: we have a lot of clutter. We have a lot of articles cut and paste from other Wikis as well. We need to cut down on that and clean this Wiki up. My proposal is to have: a page for the series, the characters and the episodes, but I'm willing to listen to your ideas as well. Your thoughts?