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The Wikipedia Adventure (wikipedia.org)
44 points by hayksaakian on Nov 8, 2013 | hide | past | favorite | 6 comments

I recall Jimmy Wales fielding a question about the barriers to entry in Wikipedia editing and it didn't seem like he took issues of the currently entrenched editor culture seriously at all. The Wikipedia Adventure seems to reinforce that. There's an aim here to get would-be editors up to speed with the pervading philosophies, but that tells me that the status quo isn't going to change anytime soon.

Did I just get tricked into registering? Well it worked. To bad the the adventure didn't continue after I edited my wikipedia profile.

I don't think it is a good idea for websites to trick the users to register. This is specially bad for Wikipedia, the "the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit"™.

As long as the politics of wikipedia remain as they are, it will be hard for this to convert many of the 'new users' into long term editors.

These "politics" complaints are really blown out of proportion. I've made well-sourced edits to dozens of articles, often anonymously, and never had a single edit reverted or questioned. Yes, it happens, especially on high profile or contentious pages, but by and large everyone gets along just fine.

Totally unusable on mobile. What a shame.

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