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

• Oct 2020 : A milestone of 500 unknown articles has been reached.

• Aug 2020 : Currently (beta) testing the new 'WYSIWYG' (What You See Is What You Get

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Please note that in common with other publicly editable wikis, this website is not responsible for content posted by the public. Nevertheless, the ongoing editing process should be able to remove unsuitable content in a reasonable time. If you…

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Frequently Asked Questions


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 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
. 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 Neural Networksplugin-autotooltip__plain plugin-autotooltip_bigNeural Networks

"“Multilayer neural networks are among the most powerful models in machine learning, yet the fundamental reasons for this success defy mathematical understanding.” Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2018"

'Artificial Intelligen…


Q. Why can't I create a new page?

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first. Once you're a registered user, the easiest way is to use the 'Create a new page' link (which shows at the top of every page for logged-in users).


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,get in touchplugin-autotooltip__plain plugin-autotooltip_bigContacts

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


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