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, 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. 😎-----😇

Chloe Fabul

Manila — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chloe Fabul (talkcontribs) 11:45, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

Got help[edit]

Need help with something in The Wikipedia Adventure?

What to do next[edit]

Tips for feedback[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
known bugs
Bug Stats
  • Fixed: 188!
  • Remaining: 3

Not fixable this version[edit]

  • 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]

mechanics[edit]

  • 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)

usability[edit]

  • 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.

content[edit]

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

design[edit]

Loved the Wikipedia Adventure[edit]

Feedback[edit]

What I liked
It was fun and told you what and all you needed to know about wikikpedea

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What I didn't like
Nothing!

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What I wanted more of
Nothing it was perfect

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What was unnecessary
Nothing

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Any other thoughts you want to share

... :)

--Bassman24 (talk) 17:21, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

What I liked

... Everything!!!

What I didn't like

... Absolutely nothing!!!

What I wanted more of

... Not really anything.

What was unnecessary

... Nothing!

Any other thoughts you want to share

... That was so fun!!! --TheAwesomeHwyh (talk) 19:25, 24 October 2017 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

What I liked

...What I liked was getting the hang of wikitext environment. Although there is VisualEditor which seems easier, I wanted to become familiar with the older version as well, the way that I liked to become familiar with analogue camera before learning how to work with digital camera.

What I didn't like

...What I didn't like was the ways in which I copied and pasted everything rather than generating some information from my own.

What I wanted more of

...I wanted to work more on the wikilinks, since there are articles which appear in diffrent names from the original article that Wikipedians write.

What was unnecessary

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Any other thoughts you want to share

...Overall, it was fanstastic, and I learned many things.

--Hessamabedini (talk) 15:13, 4 November 2017 (UTC)

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Feedback[edit]

What I liked

...:I like this all adventure journey, of course, it's really adventurous and amazing experience.

What I didn't like

...:Not applicable because I like all this.

What I wanted more of

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What was unnecessary

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Any other thoughts you want to share

...Yes,for beginer like me it's amazing experiment to learn a lot in short time. I suggest to undergoes such experiment on other possible learning thing associated with wikipedia like wikimedia,wikiotionary, etc. Thank you!!!

--BhushanWikipedian (talk) 01:02, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

What I liked

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What I didn't like
most of it, very tedious and unnecessary

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What I wanted more of

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What was unnecessary
the repetition of similar tasks

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Any other thoughts you want to share
very tedious

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--JamesLeBron (talk) 19:49, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

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--Apple118 (talk) 16:24, 29 November 2017 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

What I liked
All of it

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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

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--Apple118 (talk) 16:30, 29 November 2017 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 7 December 2017[edit]

FoolioMcToolio (talk) 15:46, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
   Thanks so much for your friendly welcome. I can't wait to start editing!
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Not done: StevenJ81 (talk) 16:31, 7 December 2017 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

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--Legitskillswiki (talk) 15:43, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

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--Rubenthedog (talk) 11:24, 15 December 2017 (UTC)

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--Effafg2 (talk) 22:11, 12 January 2018 (UTC) Goai!! -- Effafg2 (talk) 22:11, 12 January 2018 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

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What didn't like

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What wanted more of

UJK;

What was unnecessary

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Any other thoughts you want to share

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--Wfm4 (talk) 13:22, 13 January 2018 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

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What I didn't like

37363

What I wanted more of

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--2019--- — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nfr5 (talkcontribs) 16:13, 13 January 2018 (UTC)

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Any other thoughts you want to share

еде

-- — Preceding unsigned comment added by 95.54.131.91 (talk) 19:37, 13 January 2018 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

What I liked

The fact it let you see pure and unrestrained wikipedia editing, not blocking out features not currently useful (most of the time), and the little sound links that played music when you answered questions

What I didn't like

Nothing really, it was pretty great

What I wanted more of

scanning through articles to find problems, and fixing readability issues

What was unnecessary

nothing really, what was there was good

Any other thoughts you want to share

Thank you for making this :)

--Dew Wing (talk) 12:59, 18 January 2018 (UTC)