I think a good place to start in improving the credibility of the wikia would be adding information to the blank pages, sourcing information on pages, and removing the pages for the fictional animals that keep getting created no matter how many times I remove them.
As for the media images, they can remain on this wikia, but should only be placed in a "Popular Culture" section. The images in the creatures' infoboxes should soley be accurate renditions of said creatures.
I only haven't been helping you because I'm unsure about this new measure. While this is primarily a palontological wikia, we should show how these creatures have been depicted in various forms of media, no matter how inaccurate, such as book, film, video game, doccumentary, TV show, or toy. As long as these remain in a "In Pop Culture" section, I personally believe they're perfectly fine to remain on this wikia. Removing them doesn't make the wikia better, it just sends several images to the unused images wastedump from which they may never return.
Toys are pop culture depictions too. However, we don't need to be scouring the Earth for innacurate and awful dinosaur toys to add to the article. We can just add toys from official companies that spend quality time and care on making their toys accurate, like Wild Safari or Collecta, as well as toys that result from a famous dinosaur film or TV show, like JP/JW or The Land Before Time. Otherwise, I doubt we need to go looking for ever "chinasaur" out there.
Done. I'm not really sure why these fake dinosaurs keep appearing on this wikia. A few users seem to be creating them over and over again. I haven't blocked them out of the minor chance that they might actually be making articles on real dinosaurs, but at this point my patience is starting to wear thin.
Don't you dare call me an idiot. I have every right to block you for creating fake dinosaur pages. If you don't want me to block you, make actual contributions to this wikia. One more fake page, and you will be blocked.
It doesn't seem it's just dinosaurs. For example, there's a fake subspecies of Pisanosaurus, "P. eumertii", a fake pterosaur, "Turkanadraco", and also a fake plesiosaur "Pourdanonectes", which, most strangely, on its page it says that it was described by Edward Cope, had a long taxonomic history, and was lumped into Elasmosaurus.
Normally I am a sane person, but I'm starting to think that there may be time and/or interdimensional travellers adding future knowledge and/or knowledge of alternate histories on this wiki.
Hey Logo8th! I'm Jamie from FANDOM's Community Development team! Not sure if we never asked you if you are interested in turning on the Discussions feature for this community, and migrating the Threaded Forums across as well.
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Sorry for the late response. I didn't see this message until now. I've seen a mixed response to disscussions on other wikias I'm a part of, so I think it's best to have both discussions and forms on the wikia for the time being. Maybe, depending on what the wikia users think, we can switch to just one or the other.
I would like to have the "Why do some people think dinosaurs don't exist?" thread closed.
It initially started off as a normal, pleasant discussion, then it went dead. Now it's being constantly necroposted by endless streams of people who come here for the sole reason of disproving the existence of dinosaurs, and we constantly have to come back to debunk their arguments.
I'd therefore like to have the thread closed, it's been going on for long enough.