TurtlePedia (p/k/a TMNTPedia) has a number of article type markings which indicate that an article requires more work. This article will briefly describe each type.
It is important that these articles are attended to at a capable editor's earliest convenience in order to keep the Wiki up-to-date.
- Placeholder: These are the worst offenders of the bunch and actually violate TurtlePedia policy. In essence, a Placeholder article is one that does not even have enough information to qualify as a stub - more or less an article that says "this exists" and maybe mentions where it exists, but nothing much else about the subject at all. Like all Cleanup notifications, this may be added by anyone, but most likely will be judged by an admin. These require the highest priority of attention because they do not qualify as an actual article! Please do your best to not even create articles of this nature and at least make them Stub-worthy.
- Stub: An article that has a bit more information than a Placeholder, but still requires quite a bit of information to make it a decent article. Some articles will probably remain Stub-sized due to not a lot of information being available on the subject at all, and that's okay! But short articles that could use more fleshing out will be considered stubs.
Please note that Upcoming articles may be Placeholder or Stub-sized but do not qualify for these (or Unfinished/Incomplete, see below), but once the subject no longer qualifies as Upcoming, it should be built up as soon as possible, lest it be tagged with Placeholder/Stub. Galleries are also not placeholders/stubs/unfinished as long as they have any number of images present.
- Unfinished: Also known as Incomplete. These articles are good in size and scope, but there is still quite a bit of information that can be added. Unless there is a LOT of information that could be added still, this is probably the lowest priority of Cleanup articles.
- Rewrite: An article which may or may not be fleshed out, but is just kind of a mess in terms of spelling/grammar, tone, elaboration, layout, or any other number of reasons it just doesn't cut the mustard.
- Citation needed: This article makes a statement that another editor cannot find evidence for. While most articles won't require citation because it can be easily proven by the work itself, sometimes there are obscure works or things mentioned by official sources outside of the work which need to be notated into the article in order to confirm its integrity.
- Imageless: Almost all articles will need an image at least to demonstrate what the article is about, usually at the top of the page and possibly within an infobox. When starting an article, it's usually good practice to have a decent image handy to start it with. Even if you don't have one on-hand when you go to write, you can usually dig one up on a search engine with a bit of sleuthing (just remember to leave credit if you get it from someone who put in work to acquire/present it!) This category might also be used if the image(s) used is/are just absolutely low quality and could use an upgrade. Note that some articles are about subjects that there is no visible representation for, and those articles would get the NoImage template.
- Obsolete categories: Categories that one or more administrators and the community have agreed are no longer to be used, as the nomenclature is outdated, but the articles using it have not been yet changed to the new category.
As always, if you have questions or require clarification, please contact an administrator. Let's keep this a shiny plastron of a Wiki by working together and making sure it's presentable and bursting with integrity!