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Q. Why the weird syntax? A. Like most Wikis, the site doesn't use HTML for formatting (security reasons etc). A guide to the special syntax can be found here. Unfortunately it can be quite confusing at first - but there's now a new 'Visual …

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• Aug 2020 : Currently (beta) testing the new 'WYSIWYG' (What You See Is What You Get) page editor. It greatly simplifies the editing process, avoiding the need to learn th…

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Content guidelines

Ideas for new topics are always welcomed, from experts and non-experts alike - if you're not sure if they'll be accepted by other editors, put them in the 'Proposed content' section for approval. The easiest way to create a new page is to use the 'Create a new article' link (above left).

Please bear in mind that, to maintain quality, all Wikenigma content must include reference links to previously published findings and/or comments from respected sources - items without some degree of expert backup are liable to be deprecated (and eventually deleted).

(If you do create and post any content, please be aware that by doing so you are implicitly agreeing to its continued use with a Creative Commons license.)

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Unfalsifiables – ideas which cannot by definition ever be proved one way or the other are to be avoided - but with a special exception for philosophical or mathematical concepts that are supported by reasoned arguments about (or proofs of) their un-provability - a.k.a. 'Known Uknowables' [example]plugin-autotooltip__plain plugin-autotooltip_bigRadioactive decay

Note: This item is one of a special case - Known Unknowables

Radioactive decay is the process by which the nucleus of an unstable atom loses energy by emitting 'radiation' - which can be in the form of alpha particles, beta particles, gamma rays or …

Original research - as mentioned above, topics which have no supporting external references are not encouraged. That's to say all items should be verifiable via a respected reliable source(s).

Fictional content - Unlike Wikipedia, Wikenigma doesn't feature fictional content of any kind.

Sorry, but Wikenigma is not the place for conspiracy theories, dreams, or such things as :

• Afterlife Mysteries • Mediums and Mystics • Religious Phenomena • Secret Societies • Magic and Sorcery • Prophecy and Divination • Objects of Mystery and Power • Places of Mystery and Power • Ghosts and Phantoms • Mysterious Creatures • Superstitions • Strange Customs • Taboos • Urban Legends • Invaders from Outer Space • Alien Abductions • etc etc


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