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Adventure


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Welcome to the Interstellar Lounge and Cafe!


More funky, or…

…less funky.


'Sit down, have a cup. While you're here something to muse on:'

Think about what an awesome trip you're on,
How many millions of people benefit from Wikipedia every day,
How marvelous it is that people all over the world have collaborated to create this unique resource,
How important sharing knowledge is,
How people working together over time can do amazing things.

Hope that was an inspiring musing. 😎-----😇

Get helpEdit

Need help with something in The Wikipedia Adventure?

What to do nextEdit

Tips for feedbackEdit

Tell us what you liked about it, where we could improve, and what you learned

How you can help
  • Play the game all the way through. Do you get stuck anywhere? Is anything unclear?
  • Finish the game if you only played a few missions: Give some attention to missions 5-7 (which have been tested much less)
  • Start over fresh with a new account: Like User:OcaasiTWA17 (these are legitimate alternate testing accounts and are not considered sockpuppets)
  • Try a different browser: If you used Safari, try Firefox (or Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera...)
  • Show the game to a friend or family member to see how they like it and if they get stuck anywhere
In your feedback, please include any of your thoughts on
  • text instructions within the game
  • graphic placement
  • bugs in the tour mechanics
  • your web browser
  • your screen resolution
  • which step of the tour you were on if something didn't work (see the step= in the url)
  • what you liked
  • what you didn't like
  • what you think would work better
  • your thoughts on the design: the theme, the guide, the characters, the colors, the images, the sounds
known bugs
Bug Stats
  • Fixed: 188!
  • Remaining: 3

Not fixable this versionEdit

  • Lingering Dialog Boxes: If you leave the tour without finishing, the guider dialog boxes will follow you until you [x] out of them (this is a Guided Tours issue generally and there's no easy fix) Example
  • Vector Only: If you're using monobook or modern etc., the layout won't work. Almost all new editors will be using Vector, so this is a known, acceptable trade-off
  • Old Internet Explorer: The game is not compatible with older versions of IE. IE8 doesn't work. Try IE9 or even better IE10.
  • Source Editor Only: The game doesn't work with Visual Editor. It could, but it won't be fixed until VE is stable and out of opt-in beta. Example
  • Mobile and Tablet Formatting Fails: While tested for most modern desktop and laptop browsers, the game is not configured to work properly on tablets and other smaller devices. It may, but we'd be getting lucky.
  • Doesn't scale to my preference of window size or scale symmetrically (ctrl 0/-/+). FF 25. (@start)

Fixable (working on these now)Edit

mechanicsEdit

  • Reply using edit section links in some places rather than full page edit Example
  • There's no way to jump ahead if you are repeating steps or trying to get back to where you left off mid-mission.
  • If you [x] out of the tour, especially if so you can edit, then there's no way to get back to where you were (see example fix above for a 'skip' option) (should skips go per step, or per chunk?) Example
  • Galactic challenge box has only an [x] and a back button, is it clear you answer the question below? Example
Sorry to cut in, but I didn't realize that "Challenge yourself..." did anything beyond cheer-leading you to continue the game. Thanks for posting this. Wordreader (talk) 01:18, 13 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Back buttons on edit summary steps are being cut off at the bottom, no way to go back to edit instructions.
  • "Challenge yourself..." box only displays the words "Challenge yourself..." and stays in a fixed place of the monitor at mission 5 step 7 and the following page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ælfwynya (talkcontribs) 17:58, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

usabilityEdit

  • warning, only click buttons that post message once?
  • a way to say 'yes, i've done this already, skip ahead?' (add skip forward button?) Example
  • Restart Repeats: If you replay, a mission, the messages will be resent to you (the tour doesn't 'know' if you've played before). To better retest the game, create a legitimate alternate testing account (e.g. OcaasiTWA17) which is not considered a sockpuppet at all.

contentEdit

  • TWA doesn't use/introduce cite templates
  • no mention of plagiarism and copy/paste problems
  • no mention of Show Preview
  • too many smileys?

designEdit

Loved the Wikipedia AdventureEdit

Feedback On AdventureEdit

Thank YouEdit

Feedback from a blind person's perspectiveEdit

FeedbackEdit

What I liked

...I just wanted to say that it was a really nice introduction to Wikipedia.

What I didn't like

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What I wanted more of

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What was unnecessary

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Any other thoughts you want to share

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--ThePoeticWeirdo (talk) 04:33, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

I often see pop up messages asking for donations, is this normal?OrangeStork92 (talk) 22:09, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

Sometimes Wikipedia puts up banners asking for donations when they`re low on funds. It`s temporary and completely normal. The war moose (talk) 03:09, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

StartEdit

How am I going to start the adventure and what am I supposed to do first?

FeedbackEdit

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What I didn't like

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--105.133.69.227 (talk) 16:23, 29 March 2018 (UTC)

Liked TWAEdit

FeedbackEdit

What I liked

... I liked the features of TWA like a game.

What I didn't like

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Any other thoughts you want to share

... TWA is a good platform for wikipedians.

--PATH SLOPU (Talk) 04:35, 1 April 2018 (UTC)

FeedbackEdit

What I liked
Good instructionsColenyj (talk) 03:31, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

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What I didn't like
I kept accidentally pressing the 'X'!Colenyj (talk) 03:31, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

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What I wanted more of
I can't think of anythingColenyj (talk) 03:31, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

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What was unnecessary
I think it was all good information and necessaryColenyj (talk) 03:31, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

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Any other thoughts you want to share
Not that I can think ofColenyj (talk) 03:31, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

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--Colenyj (talk) 03:31, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

Finishing TWAEdit

Hello, I have gone through all of the tutorial, but only have 5 badges and have not received any sort of confirmation that I have finished. What am I doing wrong? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mr.Vos (talkcontribs) 22:01, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

FeedbackEdit

What I didn't like

Slightly tedious

Any other thoughts you want to share

The editor seems to have moved on a bit since TWA was designed: messages obstruct the (insert menu, for instance). I also noticed that clicking Edit Source throughout the adventure didn't load the next instruction, requiring the page to be reloaded (had to manipulate the URL in adventures 6 and 7).

--Pn4096 (talk) 19:13, 5 May 2018 (UTC)

I've found the same thing re: the editor UI not matching the tutorial. In order to get the prompt to copy/paste text into the editor, I have to first save the page, then I'll get the prompt, then I have to save it again. It's also kind of hard to tell how many steps there are in each mission. Kostajh (talk) 18:28, 2 June 2018 (UTC)

FeedbackEdit

What I liked
  • Fun, informative way of understanding how to edit Wikipedia.
  • I enjoyed the musical rewards
What I didn't like
  • In mission 6, I couldn't find the reference icon that was mentioned. It looked different to the picture described and it took me a while to find it.
What I wanted more of
  • Some more information on how to correctly write a reference might be good.
What was unnecessary
  • Not much. It was all pretty good. I guess the multiple choice questions were a bit simple.
Any other thoughts you want to share


--Curiositas42 (talk) 14:54, 7 May 2018 (UTC)

FeedbackEdit

What I liked

... positive and friendly tone

What I didn't like

... some of the edits needed editing

What I wanted more of

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What was unnecessary

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Any other thoughts you want to share

... The icons shown and described in the tutorial popup windows do not match what appears on my screen (e.g., my "embedded file" icon is a simple black rectangle with 2 white triangles (representing mountains?); no colors and definitely no tree. (Mac OS 10.13.4, Safari 11.1)

--Patrickwooldridge (talk) 22:31, 18 May 2018 (UTC)

Can't figure out where to leave my feedback; my intended feedback; where to find responses to my feedback? can I include screenshots in my feedback?Edit

1) feedback on the feedback page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:TWA/Portal#Feedback_on_the_game

I just started the game. It looks like it will be great and I'm excited. On the second page I got stuck. Came here to leave feedback about it and can't figure out where or how to leave the feedback. I see lots of tips on what to include in the feedback, and lots of examples of feedback. But where do I actually type the feedback I want to leave?

2) Here's the feedback I wanted to leave when I came to the feedback page:

feedback on page: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Summertime4&action=edit (saying hello to the community)

I see the TWA box that says:

          The editing interface
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          First off, this journey does not use the Visual Editor, so just click KEEP EDITING in the box to the left.


Problem is, I don't see any box that says KEEP EDITING anywhere on the page. The only box to the left says "edit summary." There is a box above the TWA box that is like this one, but nothing that says KEEP EDITING. Since I don't know what a visual editor is (e.g. does "visual editor" mean the kind of box I am in at this moment?), I don't know if your message should be taken to mean "don't use this box above, since we don't use the visual editor" or "use the box above (even if it doesnt't say KEEP EDITING anywhere.

If I hadn't had a little extra time this morning to first find out how to send this note to you, and then to type it out (a 60-minute process), that might have been the end of my attempts to learn how to edit Wikipedia. (That's not a criticism, just straightforward feedback. I know from the questions you are asking that you are very aware of this sort of problem, and I can also see from my few visits "behind the curtains" of Wikipedia, how hard it must be to teach 300 basic steps or ideas, each of which must precede all of the other 299 items.)

Two more questions about this page:

3) where would I go to look for responses to this question?

4) This appears to only a text editor. Is there any way I can include a screen shot of what I am seeing on the screen along with my verbal description of what I am seeing? Thanks in advance.

Summertime4 (talk) 17:49, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

FeedbackEdit

What I liked

practice editing, talking, adding citations, etc. Especially some repetition so it becomes more natural. Also liked the "fun" atmosphere, the instructions were good, and the presentation was generally high quality.

Big fan of the final landing page with info on where to get started now that you know the basics

What I didn't like

The "quiz" questions were way too obvious. the incorrect statements should be a little closer in tone to the correct statement. You'll get a lot more out of them if all three statements sound like something a reasonable person might say.


What I wanted more of

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Any other thoughts you want to share

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--Ignus3 (talk) 02:48, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Im totally stumped -- want to create an articleEdit

Hi All: my organization, the American Institute of Architects, Illinois component would like to helpfully add historical and description information to the Wiki articles on some of the locations, places or sites that we recently recognized as 200 Great Places in Illinois, in observance of our state's Bicentennial 1818 - 2018. The information is notable in that it was gathered by scholars, historians and design experts with credentials in the field, and it is not promotional in that our organization nor anyone else will gain any type of profit from having this encyclopedic information added to the articles on these locations. I had thought that the first step in doing this project was to set up as User: AIA Illinois, then to create an AIA Illinois topic Wiki article. This would create a Wiki resource link for the descriptive information that should be added to the other Wiki articles, which was been submitted by volunteers, who are experts and members in our organization.

To be honest, there probably are not other individuals or organizations that are going to have the needed knowledge or information to make these edits to the existing Wiki articles on these locations. Will you please respond or refer me so I can determine what direction to go with the following 2 tasks: 1) the creation of an AIA Illinois Wiki article, and 2) a method to submit edits detailing the 200 Great Places Bicentennial selection and other AIA Honor Awards to the Wiki articles of such Illinois places as : The Dana Thomas House, the Aqua Tower, Cahokia Mounds, Allerton Park, thew Coronado Theatre, etc. etc.

My draft AIA Illinois article page is below. I can see that there are many articles, videos, etc available about editing Wikipedia but am having trouble navigating to the place where I can get a definitive answer to these specific questions.

THANK YOU TO ALL RESPONDERS. AIA Illinois (talk) 21:46, 29 May 2018 (UTC)Catherine O'ConnorAIA Illinois (talk) 21:46, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

AIA Illinois Proposed text for AIA IL Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

AIA Illinois (AIA IL) (LINK) is a component of the American Institute of Architects. Founded in ????, it is one of the statewide components of the American Institute of Architects in the Midwestern United States, with members throughout Illinois. (LINK). AIA IL provides service to members in the four Chapters in Illinois :Chicago (LINK), Northeastern (LINK), Eastern (LINK) and Prairie (LINK). AIA IL has approximately ???? members and affiliated members, and seeks to be the authoritative source for the architecture profession and allied industries by providing member advocacy and public education on the built environment. The Illinois AIA component is headquartered in the capital city Springfield (LINK) , at 201 West Adams, Suite 1A, in the historic ??? building. Organization [edit | edit source] AIA IL was founded in ??? and/or was preceded by an organization called ??? etc etc The leadership of AIA IL includes ???? officers ???? AIA IL was originally organized as a Not For-Profit Corporation in ?? (LINK) AIA IL filed articles of incorporation with the Illinois secretary of state (LINK) in ???? etc etc

Leadership[edit | edit source] The officers of AIA Illinois (since 2000? Or since its founding?)  : Year President Vice President(s) Secretary-Treasurer Executive Committee Member(s)

2018 Kimberly Kurtenbach (2017-2018) 2016 Mark Schwamel (2016 – 2017) etc etc

Illinois AIA Fellows[edit | edit source] Fellowship is one of the highest honors an AIA member may receive. Members that are elevated to Fellowship become members of the College of Fellows. The Fellows of AIA, from the territory of AIA Illinois, or which are its members, in alphabetical (last name) order are as follows: Year Elevated Fellow Name Organization & Location Object/Notes 19?? Mike Jackson 19?? John Syvertson 19?? Peter Exley https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Exley 20?? Rik C. Master 19?? Jeanne Gang] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeanne_Gang https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeanne_GangFellow of the W etc, etc

Illinois’ Bicentennial 200 Great Places Project (LINK) [edit | edit source]

Architecture and Service Honor Awards [edit | edit source] Since 19 ???, AIA IL has presented Honor wards to outstanding architecture and designs ... etc etc (LINK)

AIA IL PAC [edit | edit source] Prairie Grassroots (LINK) is the annual advocacy event sponsored by ... etc etc

See also [edit | edit source] • American Institute of Architects • Fellow of the American Institute of Architects • AIA Illinois (Website), A Component of the American Institute of Architects http://www.aiail.org • AIA IL Honor Awards http://www.aiail.org/AIA-Illinois-Honor-Awards/ • 200 Illinois Great Places http://www.illinoisgreatplaces.com/#welcome • AIA IL Prairie Grassroots https://www.aia.org/events/184571-aia-illinois-prairie-grassroots References[edit | edit source]

FeedbackEdit

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--Bondboy9756 (talk) 08:35, 11 June 2018 (UTC)


thank you!

FeedbackEdit

What I liked

... It was explained simply without being patronizing.

What I didn't like

... My editor didn't always seem to be the same one as the instructions gave.

What I wanted more of

...more practice!

What was unnecessary

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Any other thoughts you want to share

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--Alexandra Whittaker (talk) 13:38, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

Return to the project page "TWA/Portal".