Just a thought: is there any confirmation about the size of Podlings and Gelflings? Cause I don't think it's safe to assume it based just on the size of the puppets. In a world without humans, it's very hard to know anything for sure. Can you rule out the possibility that the Gelflings are the size of grasshoppers, and the Skeksis and Mystics are rat-sized? I know that's probably not the case (although it would help to explain the small wings...), I'm just saying we should be careful about assumptions, no matter how intuitive they may seem.
Wow, man, it's been ages since I've seen you here! How you doing?
Well, to answer your question, it's because the rules have changed, basically, and the wiki is undergoing a gradual clean-up as a result. We had a really huge voting process last year and it was decided that pages about characters, locations, etc. would no longer be allowed (with few exceptions). Honestly, dude, I was kind of surprised that you didn't participate, I thought you were no longer active. There was a notification, everyone was called in to participate, not just the admins, but regular contributors too. The rules have changed a lot as a result. You can read the new guidelines here: ASW:Rules and Policies; especially under the "Allowed Content" section.
But hey, good to see you back man, not sure if you're planning to stay, but I do hope you're not upset about this (though I do understand if you are). There's still a lot that needs to be deleted, and every article will need to be reviewed to remove red links and such. It's going to be a long cleanup.