I've noticed that is becoming an issue that needs to be adressed.
Many of us like to make pages for our " Universe " or " Earth " like in the Marvel and DC Comics to distinct them from others, and to make it more professional. However, with the never-ending list of Ben 10 shows and spinoffs, the numbers are disappearing.
We have a template for these Universes. Template:Universe is a collective list of the universes. There are only a few numbers left in these Main 52. Now if I am correct (help me if I'm wrong politely), the point was to give your shows or continuity an offical " Earth " number that would be offical for the wiki. However, users are beginning to make Earth-pages without reading the Template and checking for that number.
Earth-25 was made today. However, Earth-25 was already taken by Ben 10: Ultimate Omniverse (Ulti) so the maker of the Earth-25 page needs to rename it. We need to begin to adress these issues concerning Earth numbers and whose series they are connected to before fights begin over this.
So, any suggestions to help improve the situation would be nice. Thanks for listening to my rant.
I'm thinking, that in addition to the template, there should be some sort of list that everyone can find (perhaps added on the Main Page/Community Corner) and that should list every number of Earths and what series in which one. That way, users can find an unused number of Earth instead of accidently using a taken one.
The way I see it: The BTFF "Universe" has different universes within itself. These universes are the universes of different series (except for certain ones that share the same universe as another series). The worlds could be different and the same as those from other universes as long as the unoriginal world or other world (in this case Earth) should be labeled based off of the universe. For example: Earth (Bob 100) since there is already an Earth Page (which in my opinon needs to be organized .-.) Not sure about templates. I just heard about the Universe one today :/
Okay so, I just checked out the Universe template and it seems legit and organized. The only problem is that it seems to be very short on universes/dimensions. Speaking of dimensions, I feel like that should be in its own category on the template like Other continuities. And like Sci said originally, there are way too many series on the wikia and they are still increasing so it would seem nearly impossible to list ALL the universes and dimensions on BTFF but we can at least try before there becomes over 10,000 more.
Edit: this is what is used on wikipedia and other wikia wikis to differentiate between articles with almost identical titles (ie: 2+ organizations with the same acronyms or 2+ people with the same name). No discussion should be needed.