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This is an alphabetical index of all content pages.

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In a departure from the usual Wiki format, Wikenigma assigns 'Importance Ratings' to some pages.

The idea is to separate articles which are considered (by the editors) to cover exceptionally important unknown issues from those which (although also u…

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• Mar. 2021 : Many thanks to the The British Library, which has now begun permanently archiving the contents of Wikenigma.

• Jan. 2021 : A milestone of 600 unknown articles has been reached.

• Oct. 2020 : A milestone of 500 unknown article…

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The best way to donate is by adding new original content !

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At present, only registered users can create and edit articles.

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A-Z listing (archived)plugin-autotooltip__plain plugin-autotooltip_bigA-Z listing (archived)

This is an older, partial A-Z listing intended for search engines only.

Last updated : March 2021

For an up-to-date list see A-Z listing in the Main Menu

'Abracadabra' etymology

Acamprosate

Acrocyanosis

Acupuncture

Attention-Deficit / Hype…

# Editing pages

Note: Editing and creation of pages is currently restricted to registed users. See 'Notes for Contributors' in the main menu.

Once you're logged in, a grey floating 'Tool' menu at the right hand side of the screen enables access to all the main 'Content Pages' for editing. (Note: Some pages, such as the site info etc. are locked)

Like most Wikis, the site doesn't use HTML for formatting (security reasons etc). The special syntax is very comprehensive (a guide can be found hereplugin-autotooltip__plain plugin-autotooltip_bigFormatting Syntax

There are two ways to edit pages, the default Visual Editor, which is more intuitive, and the more comprehensive Syntax Editor.

( You can switch editors with the 'Switch Editor' button at the top right of the page )

Visual Editor
), but has quite a steep 'learning curve', so, in front of the original 'Syntax Editor'plugin-autotooltip__plain plugin-autotooltip_bigFormatting Syntax

There are two ways to edit pages, the default Visual Editor, which is more intuitive, and the more comprehensive Syntax Editor.

( You can switch editors with the 'Switch Editor' button at the top right of the page )

Visual Editor
there's now a built-in and relatively simple 'Visual Editor'plugin-autotooltip__plain plugin-autotooltip_bigFormatting Syntax

There are two ways to edit pages, the default Visual Editor, which is more intuitive, and the more comprehensive Syntax Editor.

( You can switch editors with the 'Switch Editor' button at the top right of the page )

Visual Editor
as the default system - which makes basic editing much easier.

There's a 'Switch Editor' button at the top of the page which allows logged-in users to switch between the two systems at any time.

Registered users can also navigate back to previous versions of the page to undo recent changes.

### New Pages

The best way to create a new page is to use the 'Create a new page' link (at the top of every page, for logged-in users) That way you can easily choose which category to create the new page in.

### Sandbox testing

If you'd like to experiment, use the 'sandboxplugin-autotooltip__plain plugin-autotooltip_bigSandbox test page

Use this page as a notepad to test syntax and layout etc etc . . .
' pages, where you can create anything as a test.

### Rating pages

In a departure from normal 'wiki' pages, it's possible to add an Importance Ratingplugin-autotooltip__plain plugin-autotooltip_bigImportance ratings

In a departure from the usual Wiki format, Wikenigma assigns 'Importance Ratings' to some pages.

The idea is to separate articles which are considered (by the editors) to cover exceptionally important unknown issues from those which (although also u…
for the content, like this which appears at the top of the page. The idea is to distinguish exceptionally enigmatic and important items from minor ones - see top of this page as an example.

(You need to use the original 'Syntax Editor' to do this.)

### Note re. images

At present, only users who have been given 'Editor' status can upload images.

Importance Rating

## Dear reader : Do you have any suggestions for the site's content?

Ideas for new topics, and suggested additions / corrections for old ones, are always welcome.

If you have skills or interests in a particular field, and have suggestions for Wikenigma, get in touch !

Or, if you'd like to become a regular contributor . . . request a login password. Registered users can edit the entire content of the site, and also create new pages.

( The 'Notes for contributors' section in the main menu has further information and guidelines etc.)

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