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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]

Wikipedia adventures[edit]

Feedback[edit]

What I liked

the whole idea was great. thank you for the trip

What I didn't like

we followed instructions, posted on FireFox and were speedily deleted ... If this is a sandbox that's what it should be. Not something that goes live and leads to deletions and warnings.SotoWriters (talk) 15:55, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

What I wanted more of

about using images, such as alignment

What was unnecessary

...

Any other thoughts you want to share

how to add images to wikimedia

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

Hi User:SotoWriters, as I explained on your talk page, there were some issues with your userpage. Although the game is 'sandboxed', your userpage is immediately real and public. We do that so you will have a more established presence right after you play the game. I'm sorry for the confusion and will try to make it more clear. Jake Ocaasi t | c 16:42, 19 August 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)

Feedback[edit]

What I liked

The format, also the editing.

What I didn't like

Nothing.

What I wanted more of

How to undo vandalism.

What was unnecessary

Everything was great.

Any other thoughts you want to share

None.

--Quantum Particles (talk) 14:13, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

What I liked

Nice teaching thingy!

What I didn't like

Nothing

What I wanted more of

Bugfixes

What was unnecessary

Hmmm.. nothing

Any other thoughts you want to share

Recommended

--Hans5958 / Hans T.M Lets Talk! Sign my Guestbook! 11:57, 6 June 2015 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

What I liked
How it moved smoothly

...

What I didn't like
nothing

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What I wanted more of
humor

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What was unnecessary
I don't know

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Any other thoughts you want to share
nope.

...

--Skylivy (talk) 23:42, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

Updated 'What to do next' section - Tips library[edit]

Greetings, Over the last several months I have updated WP:TIPS and thought it would be helpful to add a link to the Tips library for TWA. Regards, JoeHebda (talk) 02:25, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

What I liked

The basic design, looks like it was illustrated by a super idealistic and smart child. =)

What I didn't like

Sometimes I did a task but because I accidentally clicked back had to start over. But learned not to over time, no biggie.

What I wanted more of

I wish the music was cooler.

What was unnecessary

The sound recordings, at least like this. Would be better to use that field more creatively, maybe an inspirational short pep talk?

Any other thoughts you want to share

I loved this game, thank you so much for setting me on my adventure!

--KeremTimurGunes (talk) 22:34, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 27 June 2015[edit]

Paula frederick (talk) 05:27, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

@Paula frederick: I have deactivated this requeast as it's not clear what changes, if any, you want to be made. - Evad37 [talk] 05:47, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

What I liked

Everything.

What I didn't like

Nothing.

What I wanted more of

It needed nothing more of anything.

What was unnecessary

Nothing.

Any other thoughts you want to share

I loved your game.

--Coconuts31 (talk) 17:36, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

What I liked

Interactive, like real Wikipedia pages

What I didn't like

???

What I wanted more of

More advanced topics such as some formatting stuff like that, maybe in another Adventure thing?

What was unnecessary

...

Any other thoughts you want to share

Very nice tutorial.

--RTao (talk) 21:05, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

What I liked

... This was fun.Mitzi.humphrey (talk) 19:17, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

What I didn't like

...

What I wanted more of

...

What was unnecessary

...

Any other thoughts you want to share

... Someone mentioned celebration music. Disappointed that I didn't hear it. Mitzi.humphrey (talk) 19:18, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

--Jinda 1288 (talk) 06:14, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

Duplicate badges[edit]

Hi... i started the adventure the other day. completed some sections. it seems i redid a couple of sections and more than one badge was added to my page for completing them correctly. any chance you all can delete the redundant badges and then i will complete any sections i haven't. thank you much for your help. Taoyin2004 (talk) 12:22, 16 July 2015 (UTC)

Hi Taoyin2004. Click edit on your userpage and delete the duplicated badges. You have to do it manually, but you can do it yourself.

{{Wikipedia:TWA/Badge/5template}} {{Wikipedia:TWA/Badge/7template}} {{Wikipedia:TWA/Badge/8template}} {{Wikipedia:TWA/Badge/9template}} {{Wikipedia:TWA/Badge/6template}} {{Wikipedia:TWA/Badge/7template}} {{Wikipedia:TWA/Badge/8template}} {{Wikipedia:TWA/Badge/9template}}

Just remove the extra ones. Cheers, Jake Ocaasi t | c 17:11, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 17 July 2015[edit]

Wikilover1001 (talk) 23:58, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

You have not specified any changes you want to make, so I have deactivated this request - Evad37 [talk] 03:25, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

What I liked

...This was a very helpful instructional tool.

What I wanted more of

...I need more guidance about how to submit images to create files for wikimedia commons and articles.

Any other thoughts you want to share

...Thank you for designing this educational resource for Wikipedians. I learned what wiki wiki means.

--Mitzi.humphrey (talk) 20:44, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

What I liked

...is about the step-by-step guide for new users (not me). It is really helpful for them.

What I didn't like

...is about the glitch of the pop-ups. When you go to another tab, the pop-up will still be present. LOL

What I wanted more of

...About the image guideline, I think a caption guideline should be added since it is needed to describe the image.

What was unnecessary

...Nothing is unnecessary in the 'game' which is good!

Any other thoughts you want to share

...Maybe the Teahouse can be introduced better in the 'game'?

--Vincent60030 (talk) 06:10, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

What I liked

The narration is jargon-free and easily understood, more than other help articles in Wikipedia.

What I didn't like

A bug I found. Here is the explanation, situation, and result. I was playing on the first mission, and had finished the italics part. I skipped the link part accidentally and couldn't go back, and I had already saved and couldn't go on. It should have said 'don't save yet'. I was forced to close the window, as there was no way to continue. So I restarted and earned the editor badge twice, which you can see on my page.

What I wanted more of

Previewing pages before you edit them! It was all about saving immediately.

What was unnecessary

It's designed for people for whom it is their first time. Not necessary, as it ignores the people who have had an account for a short time and have gone experimenting. As a teen myself, the approach seemed geared for younger people. I could deal with it, but it seemed kind of strange.

Any other thoughts you want to share

I have had a few wikipedia accounts that I have forgotten the information of, like 'brackpedia'. So I have edited before. I had leapt straight into editing, and had mainly gone off of help articles, before playing this. It should be more friendly to people like that, instead of saying your only contributions are on your own page when you have also de-orphaned two pages, expanded a stub, and clarified the difference between fact and fiction on an article struggling with that(Dragonology)

--Brackattax (talk) 19:18, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

What I liked

I loved the way TWA motivated me to keep going through it and presented it in a fun way.

Oh, I liked the audio clips too.

What I didn't like

I wish it had more information of vandalism and how to monitor it, and what, exactly counts as vandalism.

I also with it contained more formatting, such as setting a background, or creating a table/chart.

What I wanted more of

More missions and advanced topics, please.

What was unnecessary

Nothing I could think of.

Any other thoughts you want to share

I feel like it could use some more user interaction, as most of it was just copying and pasting text, or choosing an obvious answer. But it was great fun and I learned more information on how to make Wikipedia a better place!

You should have more people see this, as I only stumbled on TWA from Teahouse links on other users' pages.

--PrimateOfKnowledge (talk) 04:37, 26 July 2015 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

What I liked

...the step by step guide

What I didn't like

...nothing in particular

What I wanted more of

...more details on citing references that are not available online, such as old newspaper articles that are not available online

What was unnecessary

...nothing

Any other thoughts you want to share

...Thank you for creating such a wonderful opportunity for everyone to pitch in the world knowledge collaboratively.

--Rishi Mano (talk) 07:05, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

What I liked

Guides me through the basics of editing. Clear step-by-step tutorial and compliments to keep me moving.

What I didn't like

NOTHING!

What I wanted more of

More fun!

What was unnecessary

The copy and pasting.

Any other thoughts you want to share

Nothing.

--Ethan Chui (talk) 03:29, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

What I liked
The wittiness and easy learning experience

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What I didn't like
This is a hard to answer. I liked it all.

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What I wanted more of
Technicalities and depth of coverage.

...

What was unnecessary
Repeated additions of image for all the subheadings and other repetitive works. We can learn them at once without need fr repetition. Repetitions should be at most 2.

...

Any other thoughts you want to share
Keep encouraging the people to contribute. Love it.

...

--Faiz7412 (talk) 11:42, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

What I liked

... I very much enjoyed the guided approach to teaching users the culture and methods associated with Wikipedia editing. I appreciated the interactive aspect, the use of badges as a motivator, and altogether the user-friendliness of the activity. I wish that there were more like it covering advanced concepts!

What I didn't like

... I can't think of anything I disliked about the activity.

What I wanted more of

... I would appreciate it if the tutorial went on a more detailed tour of the Wikipedia interface, especially considering that it is geared towards new users.

What was unnecessary

... If there is anything that I would consider 'unnecessary', it is that a few of the exercises (the 'adding headings' and the 'adding images' exercises were the two that stood out to me the most) ask you to perform the same task several times. While it does certainly give you experience with adding images, etc., the tasks in question weren't overly difficult (in my opinion, at least), so I feel that the practice was a little excessive.

Any other thoughts you want to share

... I personally think it might be beneficial to add another module to guide users through advanced editing, so that novice editors might be able to better contribute to Wikipedia from the very beginning. I would also love to see the creators of Wikipedia Adventure create modules on how to make a similar tutorial of one's own. I, for one, would love to help with any future iterations of this project if possible.

I appreciated the opportunity to provide feedback on this activity as well :)

--Sapientia42 (talk) 03:48, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

What I liked

...Everything that you thought

What I didn't like

...Im using E-Tab so it was bid for me to write. But I like all the session it thought me a lot. Thanks

What I wanted more of

...Technical skill of writing

What was unnecessary

...Nothing unnecessary

Any other thoughts you want to share

...Yes. I'd like to join with the Co-op to experience some ideas.

--Ras Benjih/RasTalk 08:44, 31 Jul 10:44, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

What I liked
  • It shows the basis of Wikipedia very well.
  • The amazing graphical design.
What I didn't like
  • The dialog.
    • cannot be moved.
    • annoying when I want to view another page during a mission.
    • easy to close accidently, and I have to start over when this happens.
  • I have to make a dummy edit to continue if I save a page before prompted to save. It would be better if it disabled the save button before prompting to save.
  • Not all images seem to be suitable for the section where it's placed to.
What I wanted more of

How to find sources to cite.

What was unnecessary

None.

Any other thoughts you want to share

None.

--Ctwabn (talk) 05:00, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

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What I liked

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What I didn't like

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What I wanted more of

...

What was unnecessary

...

Any other thoughts you want to share

...

--จริยาภรณ์ ก้อนกั้น (talk) 07:41, 28 August 2015 (UTC) I would like to understand this easier.

Feedback[edit]

What I liked

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What I didn't like

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What I wanted more of

...

What was unnecessary

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Any other thoughts you want to share

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--จารุวรรณ นาหมีด (talk) 12:42, 28 August 2015 (UTC) I want to see everyone understands . This survey

Feedback[edit]

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

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--มนต์ตรา ไชยเลิศ (talk) 13:15, 28 August 2015 (UTC) I hope Wikipedia will be able to connect the world with interesting articles from around the world .

Feedback[edit]

What I liked

... Using easy to understand language

What I didn't like

...none

What I wanted more of

...Resolution of the recommendations should be more than this .

What was unnecessary

...Not, everything is desperately needed

Any other thoughts you want to share

...The development of improved

--มนต์ตรา ไชยเลิศ (talk) 09:37, 30 August 2015 (UTC) montra c.

Feedback[edit]

What I liked

...Convenient , easy to understand

What I didn't like

...no

What I wanted more of

...The tightening of the article

What was unnecessary

...none

Any other thoughts you want to share

...The language used to develop more easily understood .

--จารุวรรณ นาหมีด (talk) 02:07, 31 August 2015 (UTC)จารุวรรณ นาหมีด

Feedback[edit]

What I liked

...easy to understand

What I didn't like

...none

What I wanted more of

...Facilitate easy use

What was unnecessary

...none

Any other thoughts you want to share

...i love this

--จริยาภรณ์ ก้อนกั้น (talk) 09:16, 31 August 2015 (UTC) จริยาภรณ์ ก้อนกั้น