I think the fans behind [TFWiki.net] recognize just how irreconcilable most Transformers continuity is, and try not to sweat inconsistencies or incongruities and just roll with it. That, I can appreciate. It's got the perfect mix of retentive detail and irreverence.
—Pablo Hidalgo, "Turns Out, I'm a Wikipedian" note The wiki used to be called "Teletraan-1" (as the source of this quote calls it) after the computer in The Transformers, until they had to move from Wikia to their own private server. Since Wikia refused to delete the old wiki, the new one adopted a different name to make it easier for people to notice the move. Anyhoo.
I Need a Freaking Drink: The article for The Transformers episode "B.O.T." is pretty much one long appeal to this trope, capped off with "Good God, I need a stiff drink," at the very end. Anything involving Kiss Players also sometimes invokes this sentiment being used in the article.
Internal Homage: Catalogued with great glee down to the most obscure instances.
Knowledge Broker: To an extent, in that in addition to documenting the cartoons and comics that are easily seen by anyone, the wiki has a knack for also tracking down rare and obscure corners of the franchise. They've even gone so far as to pool together money to buy a rare toy catalog with things like obscure prototypes just to get to scan and document it. Though thankfully for us they offer the knowledge for free.
"CANON AND CANNON ARE DIFFERENT FREAKING WORDS, AND IF YOU TELL US ABOUT HOW SOME STORY IS "NOT CANNON", WE WILL MURDER YOU."note With a CANNON.note Starting with whoever was responsible for Classics Megatron's packaging.For context The packaging says he transforms into an "anti-proton pulse canon!"
Running Gag: Plenty, either on the pages (such as Razorclaw's as mentioned on the YMMV page) or pointing out ones in the series, resulting in featured pages such as this one.
"Argh", for when subject matter is particularly bad.
The error listing "This was made" is also rather popular for things that are really bad.
Calling Prowl a prick.
Skywarp pushing people down stairs. (As the talk page for him explains, this isn't anything from canon, but rather a riff on a piece of fan art and Skywarp's canon persona as mean-spirited Dumb Muscle.)
RAVAGE IS THE ONE WHO'S WAVING
Every image on Dinobot's page has a modified quote from Shakespeare as it's caption, at least for the history section.
Also, using Grimlock's speech pattern in his articles is another running joke.
Sliding Scale of Silliness Versus Seriousness: Smack in the middle, due to being a combination of carefully researched detail presented in a snarky, tongue-in-cheek style. They do try to keep it in the middle though: If there're too many jokes on an article and not enough info, it undergoes de-snarking.
Squee: In as much as a wiki can do this, when James Roberts wrote an issue for The Transformers IDW, the issue's page had his name written in a much larger font than normal.
Behold Megatron's plan: 1. Use the orbit disruptor to knock Earth's Moon out of its orbit. 2. Control the world's tides with a device Soundwave made. 3. Flood one canyon. 4. ??? 5. Nearly limitless power!
Many, many articles take jabs at the fandom's bad attitude regarding new entries, and changes major or minor. They even have a page on things that ruined the franchise "FOREVER!" It basically lists everything the franchise has ever produced.
Certain people known for bad work in Transformers tend to get a jab in at some point or another. Shane McCarthy, Pat Lee, Andy Shmidt, and Dan DiDio being among them.
Certain pieces of work such as The Beast Within and Transformers Continuum are often cited for their horribleness.
The trivia for Knock Out from Transformers Prime takes a moment to castigate members of a Botcon panel who made some very insensitive remarks about his supposed sexuality.
Drift's page take a moment to note that he is "Your horrible fan-character". (That is, Drift before he was Rescued from the Scrappy Heap). invoked
The page on B.O.T. is brimming with these, all aimed directly at the episode.
The page for Angry Birds Transformers, in reference to a marketing officer claiming that the collaboration aims to appeal to old and new fans of Transformers, snarks, "Because that always works out swimmingly."
Wiki Magic: Probably one of the more triumphant examples. Started out as a sad, dismal little wiki until David Willis came across it and pressganged a bunch of fellow fans into working on it. It's now one of the most comprehensive and meticulously maintained fan wikis out there on the Net, to the point where even some of the various official creators have been known to use it as a reference.