Wikipedia talk:TWA/Portal Information

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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. 😎-----😇 all to help u guys

Get help

Need help with something in The Wikipedia Adventure?

What to do next

Tips for feedback

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

  • 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)

mechanics

  • 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

  • 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

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

design

My feedback

After the Wikipedia adventure

I found a few problems.

  • it is not detecting when the user opens the source editor
  • sometimes, I'd like to few the tips screen while editing a page, but I end up having to close it because it's in the way. That is a bit disorienting. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Digi-ark ( talkcontribs) 13:01, 12 March 2021 (UTC)

Ideas

Feedback

What I liked
the ease of the program

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What I didn't like
it got stuck after mission 1 where I was posting to my about page and I couldn't figure out how to move on until I went back to the beginning and clicked on mission 2 manually

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What I wanted more of
not sure

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What was unnecessary
not sure

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Any other thoughts you want to share
nope

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-- Lklitz ( talk) 16:27, 7 January 2021 (UTC)

Feedback

What I liked

It was AWESOME!!!

What I didn't like

Just my two cents. The Wikipedia logo inside the adventure should maybe be a vector graphic.

What I wanted more of

Maybe removing vandalism would be fun. But it is fine so far! Also, File:Infyuthsion_-_Lost_In_Space.ogg should be the background music for the adventure. But it can be done manually anyway. Maybe it should be opened in a new tab automatically.

Also, I just discovered the Cite feature (RefToolbar). It should be introduced as well! Very useful! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Roku44 ( talkcontribs) 07:58, 23 January 2021 (UTC)

What was unnecessary

Nothing I can think of so far.


Any other thoughts you want to share

I will add it, if it comes to my mind.

-- Roku44 ( talk) 07:48, 23 January 2021 (UTC)

Feedback

What I liked

It gave me time to have a fun.

What I didn't like

I can't give my focus on others while TWA was active. Oh, this page is quite broken, too!

What I wanted more of

Any vandalism patrol would be warranted.

What was unnecessary

There is nothing.

Any other thoughts you want to share

It was quite a time since TWA was launched in 2013.

-- Mario Jump 83! 13:02, 30 January 2021 (UTC)

Feedback

What I liked

I liked the simulation aspect of the adventure most, it made it all seem so real.

What I didn't like

I liked all of it!

What I wanted more of

I wanted more clarity with some of the instructions.

What was unnecessary

Nothing was unnecessary in my opinion.

Any other thoughts you want to share

No, I have nothing else to add.

-- Filmlover12 ( talk) 13:26, 7 February 2021 (UTC)

Feedback

What I liked

It's simple to follow.

What I didn't like

It might have been too simple in some parts.

What I wanted more of

More information about basic policies and maybe more information about formatting citations for newcomers. At the very least, something more to point us in the right direction to learn more.

What was unnecessary

Nothing, really.

Any other thoughts you want to share

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-- Primium ( talk) 22:41, 9 February 2021 (UTC)

Feedback

What I liked

Broke everything into nicely-sized pieces, so that users weren't presented with a wall of instructive text. I also like how tactfully this approached topics like vandalism, emotion and bias. It's easy for discussion on those topics to get derailed. Overall I found it very effective and hit just the right tone.

What I didn't like

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What I wanted more of

During image editing, users should be told about alt tags and ideally provided alt text to insert. To support web accessibility, the habit should be started early to always include an alt tag with every image added to the web, unless the image is ornamental.

What was unnecessary

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Any other thoughts you want to share

Thanks for assembling this tutorial!

-- Bibliotreka ( talk) 23:07, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

Helpsak ( talk) 02:07, 17 March 2021 (UTC)

Feedback

What I liked

Great introduction for newbies. I enjoyed the gamification. Mix of tasks and multiple choice questions...

What I didn't like

I couldn't complete one of the tasks, I think it was removing a tag in Mission 6, I got stuck in a loop and couldn't progress...

Any other thoughts you want to share

Thanks for the introduction to Wikipedia, it was great fun! Very informative!

-- Thermalengineering ( talk) 12:25, 19 March 2021 (UTC)

Feedback

What I liked

User interface is well designed and the journey was quite insightful.

What I didn't like

The processing was slow in the mission regarding section headings.

What I wanted more of

Every mission should be accomplished before moving to the next one.

What was unnecessary

I can't point out anything.

Any other thoughts you want to share

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-- Black~Gema ( talk) 18:26, 8 April 2021 (UTC)

Feedback

What I liked

It's a really useful training game for new Wikipedians.

What I didn't like

In Mission 2 or 3, I made a mistake and closed the entire browser.

What I wanted more of

Learning Babel boxes (I learned that in Commons.)

What was unnecessary

Nothing really...

Any other thoughts you want to share

It's really useful!

-- EditJuice ( talk) 17:06, 11 April 2021 (UTC)

Feedback

What I liked

This was a good refresher, even for intermediate editors, loved the interface.

What I didn't like

Unfortunately, hitting the "back" button creates something of a mess (see User talk:EpicPupper/TWA, I would love for a note to be added warning of hitting the "back" button.

What I wanted more of

None!

What was unnecessary

None!

Any other thoughts you want to share

Thanks for making this! I might lurk around TWA and try to contribute a bit more in the future. -- EpicPupper 21:09, 13 April 2021 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 16 April 2021

The page Wikipedia:TWA/2/Gaia (whose talkpage redirects here) has a Lint error because it contains an unbalanced bold tag. It is in line number 5 where there is an invalid ''' after </nowiki>. The ''' should be removed. ಮಲ್ನಾಡಾಚ್ ಕೊಂಕ್ಣೊ ( talk) 09:36, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

 Done hihi, this will probably be a bit confusing for anyone else coming to this page from TWA Elli ( talk | contribs) 12:22, 16 April 2021 (UTC)