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The
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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

FeedbackEdit

What I liked

Good step by step structure

What I didn't like

Too many clicks for build up of story

What I wanted more of

More formatting tips

What was unnecessary

Adding multiple pictures

Any other thoughts you want to share

...

--Zapedia (talk) 22:02, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

Say hello to the world. Polycarp Iwodi (talk) 03:30, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

October 2018Edit

How can I complete mission 1 Thato Maseko (talk) 17:37, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

create a userpage or edit it Huff slush7264 talk 02:37, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

FeedbackEdit

What I liked

the introduction to everything important

What I didn't like

lack of support for visual editor (I had switched it to visual editor before doing the adventure and had a bit of trouble with it)

What I wanted more of

more specific introduction about the source editor and its "buttons"

What was unnecessary

...

Any other thoughts you want to share

is the first guy's name WillKomen based on the German word for welcome?

--Charxsone (talk) 14:36, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

Outdated toolbarEdit

I have recently completed the Wikipedia Adventure. I noticed some bugs that need to be fixed. The toolbar that I have does not match the one that the software assumes I was using. This made editing very confusing. In particular, I wasn't able to place a picture in the article the way the software wanted me to. I am hoping someone will address this. Thank you - Alternate Side Parking (talk) 02:15, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

FeedbackEdit

What I liked

This tutorial was friendly and not overwhelming for a new user like many of Wikipedia's policy pages.

What I didn't like

The toolbar has been updated since this game was released, however the game hasn't been modified to reflect that.

What I wanted more of

Information on how to properly format references, and information on navigating the bureaucratic systems on Wikipedia, such as dealing with vandals, using noticeboards, and being part of WikiProjects.

--Alternate Side Parking (talk) 02:21, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

What now?Edit

I am quite confused. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Atbreuer11 (talkcontribs) 03:02, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

General feedbackEdit

The instruction box was locked to the bottom of the webpage. When I scrolled up (to edit, or view the toolbar), the instructions weren't visible. It would be helpful if the instruction box remained visible regardless of where the user is on the page. Schaz (talk) 01:33, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

FeedbackEdit

What I liked

I liked the friendliness of the adventure, it felt fun to talk with Gaea!

What I didn't like

It felt risky! I was so scared of clicking [x]!

What I wanted more of

A bit more info on images and tables.

What was unnecessary

not much, I thought it was good

Any other thoughts you want to share

<3

--Gallium314 (talk) 04:54, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

FeedbackEdit

What I liked

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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

There was an issue with the first Adventure. When you get to the page where you edit information about yourself, the [X] box floats right over the top of where you are typing so you can't actually see the 'submit edits' button. Is it possible to making the floating box movable? This was using Microsoft Edge. --drkirstyross (talk) 16:05, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

FeedbackEdit

What I liked
A very interactive way to start, Thanks for this

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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
Instructions were clear but I am not sure I saw same article twice, could be my mistake while touring but not sure.

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--Rameezrajapathan (talk) 06:47, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

MOS:CAPS in citationEdit

I am working on Becky Lynch to make it a featured article. However, one of the main concerns is the number of external links in CAPS in the references section. Is there any efficient way to fix this? In addition to that, the dates in the citations needs to be converted to month first from day first. Thnaks! Ikhtiar H (talk) 13:44, 23 December 2018 (UTC)

Endless Looping on the Edit Summary and Publish featureEdit

FeedbackEdit

I am trying to work through the Adventure Course, which by the way is really great. I created the account Juluka Kipa.

Before the holidays, I managed to get to the section on inserting references. There was mention of clicking on a little book icon, which I could not see, so I wasn't able to complete that section.

After a few days break, I tried to resume, but I couldn't find the section where I had left off, so I just started the course from scratch. I found all my previous changes were still saved. But when it got to the "Edit Summary and Publish" feature, I would complete the edit summary and click publish (as per the system prompt), but then I would keep getting the same "Edit Summary and Publish" message popping up again and again, so I am not able to progress.

I went to the Interstellar Lounge and saw a recommendation to sign in as a new user, so I created Hadeda Eyes (but kept the same email). When I entered as Hadeda Eyes, I found all the changes from Juluka Kipa were still there, and still kept getting the endless looping on "Edit Summary and Publish" feature section.

The problem with the course seems to be if you leave off half way, and want to get back, it's difficult to find the page where you left off. Also the course does not seem to allow you to redo a section, because it will keep looping back on the "Edit Summary and Publish" feature.

Is there anyway around this, or would you be able to delete my history from the course so that I can start afresh?

Kind regards

Juluka Kipa Hadeda Eyes


--HadedaEyes (talk) 15:02, 26 December 2018 (UTC)

Feedback on course completionEdit

FeedbackEdit

What I liked

I liked the humorous approach I liked the sound effects on the feedback options Very well laid out intro to wiki editing

What I didn't like

The way the page kept scrolling to the top automatically every time you made the feedback selection. I know the system is trying to get the user to click on all the options given, but after the second or so example, we get the point

What I wanted more of

...

What was unnecessary

The way the page kept scrolling to the top automatically every time you made the feedback selection

Any other thoughts you want to share

On the sections for inserting links and inserting graphics the user is directed to icons on the toolbar, however, those icons no longer exist. It seems the toolbar has been updated since the course was designed

--HadedaEyes (talk) 17:43, 26 December 2018 (UTC)

FeedbackEdit

What I liked

...I enjoyed the audio files at the end of each section. They were fun and made the wiki come to life.

What I didn't like

...There were some repetitive things in the text boxes of the guide but that was really all.

What I wanted more of

... Nothing comes to mind.

What was unnecessary

...Leaving all of the badges as large icons on my user page seems a bit much. I don't mind them, but I would like to see a more convenient way to keep track without having tens of badges filling the page.

Any other thoughts you want to share

...I would love to see something like this for the visual editor as well, but, in order to keep the spirit of older Wikipedia alive, it should only be accessible after one has completed this version. Or perhaps it could be something that shows how the same editing process can be done in the visual editor, but is only an add-on to the original WA. Thank you for this fun and engaging introductory experience ;)

I nearly forgot, some icons used in the guides dialogues no longer exist where described. The image icon is an example. Those do need to be changed, but it wasn't hard to successfully interpret the instructions regardless. --Wobblywatch (talk) 06:00, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

FeedbackEdit

What I liked

Great concept, enjoyed the step-by-step intro to ideas

What I didn't like

On some pages, the instructions were too low to be seen while performing the relevant steps. Also, some icons on the edit bars have changed. For instance, the "Reference" icon is different in TW6, step 16. Also, the "Insert picture" icon in a later lesson (7?)

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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--Rriggstx (talk) 10:01, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

url not shownEdit

In the item "Lehmer–Schur_algorithm" I included url in two references. Why aren't they shown in the Notes? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Windeman (talkcontribs) 09:19, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

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