A while ago, I came up with a new idea for cleaning up the wiki here. Now that I'm admin and the wiki is still pretty dirty, I figured, "Well, why not try implementing it now?"
This is going to be an entirely optional thing, but because it requires a bit of work from the other admins, I'm asking for their assent before I start. So tell me what you think of this, and whether you think it needs any alterations. And if everyone else gives me the thumbs-up, I'll decide on and post the pages for this week.
I've changed some details from the original concept, so this is the basic structure:
I pick three pages whose contents could stand to be checked. These "pages" are categories and special pages—things that list articles. If it's a big page, like "Special:Categories", I'll choose a reasonable range of pages and link to the start of the range, e.g. [http://supermarioglitchy4.wikia.com/index.php?title=Special%3ACategories&from=R Categories R-W] or something.
At the beginning of each week, I link to these three pages in a new reply to this thread. Unless they're things like "Category:Needs cleanup" (which I'll try not to choose too often), the pages should generally be ones that haven't yet been selected for this.
Throughout the week, any and all editors are encouraged to sift through these pages, and mark articles for cleanup or deletion where needed. Of course, if someone comes across an article flagged for cleanup, they should edit it to try cleaning it up, then remove the template and category. (If the article isn't reasonably clean yet, someone else can always recategorize it accordingly.)
Over the weekend, the admins (myself included) will look through the cleanup- and deletion-related categories, check for any misplacements, delete any articles that need deletion, and maybe try cleaning up some of the worse articles.
The next week, I post three other pages, and the process starts again.
This may seem like a lot of work, but I don't think it's anything we shouldn't already be doing. And again, this is an optional thing for regular users. They decide whether or not they want to help out with this, which should be perfectly acceptable. And by the end of each week, we'll have a better sense of which articles need help, and maybe even have a cleaner wiki.