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 . Unfortunately it can be quite confusing at first - but there's now a new 'Visual Editor' system which greatly simplifies things. Best rule - keep it simple.
Q. Why didn't you use the MediaWiki core like Wikipedia?
A. It's heavyweight software designed for very large wiki implementations. Currently beyond the scope of this site.
Q. My pet goldfish died and no-one seems to know why - can I include it?
A. Probably not. But if there was an unexplained epidemic of goldfish deaths that had been mentioned in the media, then yes!
Q. Why is there no technology section?
A. If a man-made article has a behaviour which no-one (not even the designers) can explain, let Wikenigma know, and it'll be up-for-inclusion. Amazingly, there are some examples - see for example
Q. Why can't I create a new page?
A. You can! But you need to be a first. Once you're a registered user, the easiest way is to use the 'Create a new article' link (above left).
Q. Why can't I edit this page?
A. Some pages, like the site info pages, aren't available for public editing - but you can of course edit any of the content pages, or create new ones, if you're a registered user
Q. Why are there dead links?
A. Unfortunately, links to external websites sometimes fail - usually when the target website changes the location of where the page is stored (or deletes it). If you find a broken link, let Wikenigma know! Sometimes the page has just been moved, and the link can be updated. (Note: the site has an automatic external link-checker - which finds most of them)