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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 help[edit]

Need help with something in The Wikipedia Adventure?

What to do next[edit]

Feedback on the game[edit]

Helpful feedback tips[edit]

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

User feedback[edit]

Protected edit request on 15 December 2014[edit]

"Psycholgy is my majoy, music is my minor

Pscychology

Feedback[edit]

The interactive game had some good examples of how to cite and edit pages. It was much to simple for a beginner though

What I liked
Once I got the hang of it the going was smooth.

...The page was never lost. I could always go back to user talk page and click on where I left of in the mission.

What I didn't like
The initial instructions could be more clearly defined

...Nothing really. Just theme was childish.

What I wanted more of
More practice so as to feel more comfortable

...Citing references and also section editing.

What was unnecessary

...more practice with exterior links.

Any other thoughts you want to share

...If it were any easier I wouldn't have learned a thing.

--Metlifecc (talk) 19:03, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

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--Taylorleighnelson93 (talk) 02:13, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

What I liked

...I thought this was really awesome and for a complete beginner like me it was perfect. Thank you!!

What I didn't like

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--Mgoodsett1015 (talk) 21:42, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

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What I liked
Interesting gamification

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What I didn't like
Slightly slow

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What I wanted more of

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Any other thoughts you want to share

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--Ish malhotra (talk) 09:48, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

What I liked

...Real time learning made interactive, easy to go back if I missed a point and the page is very much helpful to start with.

What I didn't like

...It is quite good enough.

What I wanted more of

...I wish to have more of an inline reference making process.

What was unnecessary

...For any beginners nothing would go in vain. Everything has put from grassroot level and that is not burden some.

Any other thoughts you want to share

...I am much satisfied. The Adventure part is really helping me to understand things in a creastive and collaborative manner! Thanks Wiki Team.

--Jacklamkang (talk) 13:00, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

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...great concept and very helpfulAJAYGEORGEAKKARA (talk) 15:34, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

--AJAYGEORGEAKKARA (talk) 15:34, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

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What I wanted more of

I would like to see more articles in Haitian Creole.

What was unnecessary

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--Oaurelien (talk) 15:16, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

What I liked

... Easy access, quick learning, and pretty much everything.

What I didn't like

... Nothing

What I wanted more of

... Nothing everything was covered

What was unnecessary

... Nothing it was all good

Any other thoughts you want to share

... no --Reaper50 (talk) 19:25, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

What I liked

It was a great tool for beginners. I really liked the stars and the celebration music at the end of each mission.

What I didn't like

Sometimes, when I had to add the summary comment and save, the game stacked and I had to start from the begging the section.

What I wanted more of

This is a great tool for beginners. Maybe it could be nice if you add some more advanced tools.

What was unnecessary

Hmm, I didn't feel that anything was unnecessary.

Any other thoughts you want to share

Really nice concept and very helpful.

--EVDiam (talk) 02:40, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

What I liked

It is a very simple tutorial that allows to have a look at all the functions of Wikipedia. Feels like a game and makes it easy to learn.

What I didn't like

I didn't like the fact that sometimes they were some bugs. Sometimes it blocked and I had to edit and save several times in order to get to the next page.

What I wanted more of

It would be good to be able to go even more into details as an option.

What was unnecessary

Nothing, very good indeed.

Any other thoughts you want to share

No thanks

--MaximEurActivCM (talk) 10:30, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

What I liked

Everything shown was decent.

What I didn't like

Opened multiple browser windows (10 to be exact), the window that I wasn't allowed to close without starting over kept blocking the edit box and making it harder to complete tasks, didn't show me how to get rid of that annoying red box up top, some of the sections were too drawn out with multiple clicks.


--3gg5amp1e (talk) 18:49, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

What I liked

...Quick to provide information, not stuffed down your throat, engaging.

What I didn't like

...Missed out some core features, told you to copy and paste images etc from the box instead of finding them, and doesn't teach how to type the shortcuts. Didn't teach how to check new notifications etc.

What I wanted more of

...Basically, the above.

What was unnecessary

...None.

Any other thoughts you want to share

...This was great and informative, thanks! I've been editing anonymously for a while so I new most of this, but it was still helpful.

--KieranTribe (talk) 19:18, 15 May 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia adventures[edit]

Feedback[edit]

What I liked
I liked how easy it was to understand you used plain english to teach us

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What I didn't like
Sometimes it would make me go back and start over when I would come back to it after being away

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What I wanted more of
More examples to do of editing

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What was unnecessary
Nothing in my opinion

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Any other thoughts you want to share
Thank you for having The Wikipedia Adventure to start us on our Wikipedia Journey

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--OhioGirl42986 (talk) 06:51, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

What I liked

I really liked the guided step-by-step. And the music clips!

What I didn't like

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Any other thoughts you want to share

Possibly an added Note on embedded file formats v. uploaded image file formats...I think many Users will see a 'short' file format that might be confusing if the User isn't aware of the difference. This clarification might be helpful since both options are available.

--Ladyj88 (talk) 18:39, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

What I liked

I really loved the adventure! I thought I cannot know more about Wikipedia, it just feels amazing to finally know how to use it perfectly, I only had one mistake, I can't actually believe it, it is better than any tutorials I have played on, considering the cool background for the game, and the live-chat tutorial! I had fun and I don't regret wasting these times I've had with it!

What I didn't like

Actually, the mistake I had traveled upon was one of the hardest questions, that is to choose between 3 categories, I think the game needs more of that AWESOME tips before they take the question.

What I wanted more of

Tips before questions.

What was unnecessary

Nothing is unnecessary! I feel pumped!

Any other thoughts you want to share

Nah, I personally said all that I wanted to share above.

--~Cry (talk) 19:16, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

What I liked

the whole idea was great. thank you for the trip

What I didn't like

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What I wanted more of

about using images, such as alignment

What was unnecessary

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Any other thoughts you want to share

how to add images to wikimedia

--Radbleu (talk) 08:05, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

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--122.105.146.208 (talk) 00:43, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

feedback(i'm french-not new in editing wiki)[edit]

pony = wrong... not the ponyyy i want the flower :)

more seriously:

You say click on "edit" but: if i click on "edit" it is the visual editor and the game don't work.

You would say "click on "edit source".

I wonder why you don't do the game for visual editor, to modify article. There you choose the wikicode interface and never speak about the 2 interfaces(wikicode and visual editor).

Often, if i don't do what is said, like wikilink, and i click "save page". If i don't remember what was required to do, i am bloqued. It say to me "modify the comment of the edit then click to save" but i am blocked, In order to avance, i have to remember what the game wanted i do: make a wikilink on the word XX. If i remember, i can do, click on save, and advance (change page of the game). If i don't remember, i am blocked, and i have not succedded on find the request i had to do (not return when you click on "save").
Vatadoshufrench 10:43, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
I think about a point that have not be mentionned in the "game": the sandbox. the sandbox is important for a "newbie" who want to write an article and you don't speak once about it.
Vatadoshufrench 19:20, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

Feedback on 'The Wikipedia Adventure'[edit]

What I liked

From a beginner's perspective, I think 'The Adventure' provides a fairly good introduction and walkthrough to Wikipedia. It was fine to have 'Earth' as the recurring article to work with and add to as the introduction progressed. I got a good 'feel' of the user interface and the way to do things. But that's only from a beginner's perspective. Experienced editors may have something they would like to add. Maybe I myself will change my mind about 'The Adventure' when I get more experience, it is difficult to say beforehand...

What I didn't like
  • I didn't like the toon character. The various drawings of the toon were poorly made. I think you should make up another toon from scratch. Have a graphical designer or a cartoonist look into it, please.
  • In Mission 4 on 'The Neutral Point of View', there was a particular message I didn't like. The message said: "The NPOV policy: Articles must not take sides, but should explain the sides, fairly and without bias. This applies both to what you say and how you say it. Give this a good, deep brain inhale. Let it soak into your cortexes. Think you got it?" I think the tone of this message is way out of place. It sounds impatient, unfriendly and aggressive. Maybe the administrative layers of Wikipedia are tired of explaining the same things over and over again to the newcomers - but hey, that tiredness is of no concern to the newcomers. Please, think this one over. Thx.
What I wanted more of

By the end of 'The Adventure', I would like a short list of the 'what is next', the more advanced editing techniques and issues. This list should contain a short description of these editing techniques and issues, and then some relevant links to further reading. Also, some sample articles displaying the 'what is hot and what is not' when editing Wikipedia would be useful.

What was unnecessary

Nothing unnecessary

Any other thoughts you want to share

No, not for the moment.

--Gaeanautes (talk) 13:50, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

Not exactly new to editing wikis but I still played through it, the badges looks pretty sweet.

I saw the thing about using section edits in the bugs section. I want to second that and add that the markup at the top of the page might be a bit confusing to new editors, if we used the section edit feature it would hide those text (at least in the parts before we add sections and where there is a level 1 heading in the earth article).

Another thing is that for the earth article you might want to point out that we don't usually use level 1 headings. and at some point that level 1 heading disappeared. I also suggest introducing templates somewhere in the tutorials because it might be one of the more confusing aspects of editing wiki pages especially if it is used in this tutorial.

--Jinbobo (talk) 15:58, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

Very helpful, but I would have preferred to have been linked to this course immediately as soon as I created my account Amalek 0123456789 (talk) 21:52, 1 June 2015 (UTC) Nowhere in the tutorial are one learning the concept of "New Section" perhaps you should add that? Amalek 0123456789 (talk) 21:55, 1 June 2015 (UTC)