Wikipedia talk:TWA/Portal

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The
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Adventure


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Welcome to the Interstellar Lounge and Cafe!


More funky

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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?

§o== What to do next ==

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 10 December 2014[edit]

Please replace the contents of this page with the contents of the sandbox for HTML5 compliance. Thank you. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 21:11, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneMr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 14:37, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Protected edit request on 15 December 2014[edit]

"Psycholgy is my majoy, music is my minor

Pscychology

Protected edit request on 2 Janurary 2015[edit]

E-e-bayer_lover (Annoy me) 21:00, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

Protected edit request on 2 janurary 2015[edit]

Can this not be so confusing? E-e-bayer_lover (Annoy me) 21:09, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

Kc2015 (talk) 18:10, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 18:27, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
Not to be so confusing! Template:Ping:Technical 13 E-e-bayer_lover (Annoy me) 21:04, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

I was thinking of using this in a class but found it too confusing. Great start though! Some feedback:


  • confusing: "Start the adventure --->". The arrow (in the image) is confusing, makes me think I should click there but I can't.
  • confusing: should say "click EDIT SOURCE", as that is the name of the tab.
  • warning: warn users not to use the "Edit beta" tab; if you do, you won't be able to see/click the save button.
  • confusing: when presented with a selection, the popup says "challenge yourself" and "you can learn as much from trying." However, after I make a selection the popup returns (saying the same thing) and the flow of interaction moves to the page itself which gives a message and "Continue on the adventure" which is very confusing. The pop-up should continue to be directing the meta-flow or say "Success, please click one of the selection on the page."
  • pop-up is in the way on the NPOV paste into the edit box.
  • confusing: "Copy your message at the bottom," should say "Copy this message in the bottom of the edit box."
  • confusing: the "copy" text in general could be improved... "select the text below and copy it (ctrl-c) so you can paste it into the editing window."
  • typo, remove comma: "What should we tell Taggy so that they know you understand sourcing policy, and were on your way to adding that info (as soon as you learned how)?"
  • confusing: some of the chatty dialogs are confusing, why would I click on a question "Pretty, neat huh?" to proceed?

-Reagle (talk) 21:50, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

I also found the "Start the adventure --->" thing confusing. —PC-XT+ 06:27, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

Bug[edit]

I'm in the process of testing. I spotted a bug: when creating one's user page, if you save before proceeding with the dialog box, after the page saves, the TWA interface pops up again but you can't advance further because it tells you to save the page first (which you already have done. Thanks, BethOne (talk) 15:19, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

I had the same problem. I think I went back and edited again. A new user may know they are supposed to save edits, already, or they may wait for directions... Any ideas on fixing this? Maybe a note to not save it, yet? —PC-XT+ 06:17, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

I finished testing. Generally, I think that it seems effective in pointing out the key skills for editing Wikipedia; I am not concerned that newbies are not bombarded with the finer points of eg square brackets for links, as they can notice it as they go. The lack of mention of ref templates is a concern. Also the tone is pitched towards a younger demographic. I don't think adult newbies need to be constantly told how amazing they are – a simple "that's correct, well done" would suffice. Similarly you get badges every other click, which IMO demeans them; maybe just one per mission?

Generally, though, good work; if this is effective at attracting good contributors, which I think it should do well (better than the current situation at any rate), I'm happy with it, since it covers most of the basic skill set. Also, to whoever wrote the code, I envy your JavaScript skills! Thanks, BethOne (talk) 15:59, 26 December 2014 (UTC) (alt. of User:BethNaught)

Feedback[edit]

What I liked
It was very friendly and perfectly designed for new users.

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What I didn't like
It makes some errors, which can be keep a user completely lost!

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What I wanted more of
No comments

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What was unnecessary
No comments

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Any other thoughts you want to share
No comments

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--Ikhtiar H (talk) 11:11, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

What I liked

The Little Blue Creature That Showed Me Around! :-)

What I didn't like

Nothing.

What I wanted more of

Hmm...Wikilinks?

What was unnecessary

Nothing. I learned a lot of new things that I didn't know yet! :-)

Any other thoughts you want to share

No. --TheTalkerBot (talk) 14:09, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

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

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

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

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What was unnecessary

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Any other thoughts you want to share

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--An old lie is always more popular than a new truth! (talk) 23:07, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

Why a blue rodent with antlers?[edit]

The Wikipedia Adventure alien rodent

I like rodents but why is there one in the welcome message? Is this the mascot? Blue Rasberry (talk) 18:04, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

I think this is supposed to represent an alien, specifically Will, as the whole theme is an interstellar meeting about finding out about Earth. Kitty 56 (talk) 23:29, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

What I liked

It teaches you how to use the editor and some of the basic rules you need to know to be an asset to Wikipedia.

What I didn't like

This really doesn't need to be 7 missions. The name "adventure" makes it seem like it's going to be some crazy wild ride through a bunch of portals, where we would learn lots of cool new stuff as we learn to use Wikipedia, but we end up with something fairly underwhelming.

What I wanted more of

Why not just make the course "Wikipedia for beginners" and then quickfire teach people how to use the editor: editing text, using sources, referencing the sources, etc. And then once people know the basics, take them through a bunch of easy portals. Like animals and plants, food, hobbies, etc. Give them experience editing a wide array of topics and then let them loose.

What was unnecessary

The badges :/

Any other thoughts you want to share

The music and the art were cool. The NPCs? were also pretty fun to read. --Singdavion (talk) 20:02, 18 January 2015 (UTC) I liked the badges they kept track of my progress. It took me awhile to understand about the sound recordings. I got confused after Mission 7.Lbhiggin (talk) 00:47, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

What I liked

... Very simple and easy to follow. A lot to learn and absorb

What I didn't like

... Nothing really. Some of the editing process is not so familiar as with other text editors.

What I wanted more of

... Practice.

What was unnecessary

... Nothing

Any other thoughts you want to share

... I just look forward to becoming part of the community and sharing my well of useless knowledge. ;) --Kaphoen (talk) 09:30, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

What I liked

Perfectly designed for new-users. It teaches new user the basic techniques in editing and some basic policies and is very user-friendly

What I didn't like

Instructions is a little bit confusing in Mission 1.

What I wanted more of

More complicated staff. These missions are a bit too basic. Many things are left unexplored

What was unnecessary

N/A

Any other thoughts you want to share

The adventure needs more promotion. Many new users will not know the adventure exist unless they were welcomed by that particular template. My suggestion is that the project can send a talk page message to new users, similar to the Teahouse message.

--AdrianGamer (talk) 13:51, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

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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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Feedback[edit]

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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Any other thoughts you want to share

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

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