When you search on the main wikia.com page, the search results page I feel is a little...imbalanced. The left hand 2/3rds of the page is dedicated to fandom articles, and squeezed into the right are results of wikis.
The problem is the terrible quality of Fandom articles, and the "elite" few who are able to create or edit them. For example, I am an administrator on Wiki 24. The wiki has been around since 2005, as one of the most comprehensive and accurate sources of info on the TV show. If you search "24" on wikia com, you get:
- Top result is an article about A24, a small film production company unrelated to 24
- Next result is an article about the new 24 show. On this article, the writer has mis-linked the main character of the new show (calling him "Evan" instead of "Eric"), so the link to our wiki doesn't work. We are unable to edit the incorrect article, so have to make an erroneous redirect to accommodate the error.
- Next few results are some videos of the same guy interviewing members of cast and crew. In one, he introduces himself as being "here with Fandom and the 24 Wiki". Yeah, it really felt like we were "there with him" - he's made a total of 2 edits to our wiki, which was to offer to help spruce up our main page and then fall silent when we asked for his help.
- And of course, squashed into the side is a link to our wiki.
I can't help but feel a certain dissatisfaction with this treatment - there is no engagement between staff of "Fandom" and the wikis that form the backbone of everything being written about on the site. The wikis have been relegated to second fiddle, and it leaves something of a bad taste in the mouth.