So. How would this be done? Well, first of all, I think there need to be a pre-formatted wiki template where people just are able to fill in the blanks. Wiki gurus could always tinker with their pages to get that special, shiny, awesome feeling, but the rest of us need to be able to put up information in an easy and smooth manner. Secondly, to encourage people actually doing this, create a task that gives some minor credit reward for making your own character wiki, and possibly another task for updating it with new information. This would by no means be mandatory at all.
What would the wikis look like? Now, I am basing this format on other character wikis I've seen when playing roleplaying games, they seem fairly tried and tested but there might be parts that don't suit Aetolia so well, or parts that need to be added. A page would potentially be divided into the following sections:
Theme: A basic colour theme (background and text) that corresponds to the city your character belongs to. Black/red for Spinesreach, white/gold for Enorian, bright green/dark green for Eleusis, blue/silver for Spinesreach, and a generic grey/black for unaligned. Or something entirely different, but I feel that it really is good to have an identifying theme based on cities, as they really are the organizations that everything else is built around in Aetolia.
Portrait: The default portrait should probably be one that is based on your character's race/gender (not sure if we have male/female portraits of all playable races in Aetolia, but I think it's one of those things that could be arranged for fairly easily.
Basic information: Age/Apparent age, height, weight, build, profession, guild/guildrank, house/houserank, city/cityrank, order/orderrank, title, etcetera.
Description/Appearance: Your character's description goes here. Possibly their preferred styles of clothing (she is usually seen in crude, tribal outfits, except for the rare occasions when she attends guild ceremonies, etc)
History/Deeds: Can put your character's history/background here, as well as include various achievements over the course of your career as an Aetolian.
Homes/businesses: Basically, where your character lives. A short blurb about haven, houses, rented apartments, or other places your character considers theirs (inns, shops, whatever).
Pets: Some character owns pretty remarkable pets. Who wouldn't want to know a bit about Illidan's giant toad, Benedicto's wartortoise, or Aarbrok's monstrum pet?
Role playing hooks: This here is something I found on other wikis that I really think is amazing. So, your character is investigating rumors about Lanu Du: write up a blurb about it and other people doing the same has an opportunity to approach you. Are you looking to start up a new family clan: write up a blurb and maybe your long lost cousins/uncles/grand-grand-grand-grandchildren start contacting you again. Are you particularly interested in discussiong various techniques of fencing/swordplay: well, write up a blurb and whoever is looking for a reason to RP with you might pick you up on it.
Contacts/Allies: A bit of brief information about organizations/people that are important to your character.
Quotes: This section is really fun too, as it allows people to leave a quote about your character on your wiki page. Friends, foes, and family all have a piece to say about your character, and now they finally can. If a particular quote is not desired, the owner of a character is free to remove it without any need for explanations. Quotes would not be allowed to be altered or modified in any way except to fix spelling/grammar issues.
Obviously, personal attacks and the like would not be tolerated (it's not tolerated on the forums or the rest of the wiki anyway), also, all information posted would be considered IC-knowledge and people would have to be aware of that. Just to give a few examples of what character wikis might look like elsewhere, which probably explains what I mean a bit better:
So. Feel free to offer any feedback. Is all of this good/bad/redundant?
I'm putting a cat here so people will be happy after reading the thread even if they don't agree with the suggestions.