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 reputable media, or in academic literature, 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 quite a few already listed - see for example
Q. Why can't I create a new article?
A. You can! But you need to be afirst. Once you're a registered user, the easiest way is to use the 'Create a new article' 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,and 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 the dead links)
Q. Why are there no conspiracy theories?
A. By definition, if there is a 'conspiracy' of some description, then someone, somewhere (i.e. the conspirators) must know the details. Wikenigma only lists things which no-one, anywhere, knows the answer to.
Ideas for new topics, and suggested additions / corrections for older 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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