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Content Guidelinesplugin-autotooltip__plain plugin-autotooltip_bigContent 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

Registrationplugin-autotooltip__plain plugin-autotooltip_bigRegistration

At present, only registered users can create and edit articles. The registration process is very straightforward. Just click the 'Register' link at the top right of any page.

After you've registered, you'll be able to login with your password at any time…

How to edit pagesplugin-autotooltip__plain plugin-autotooltip_bigEditing pages

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

Importance Ratingsplugin-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…

Faqplugin-autotooltip__plain plugin-autotooltip_bigFrequently 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 here. Unfortunately it can be quite confusing at first - but there's now a new 'Visual …

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[ newest at the top ]

• 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) page editor. It greatly simplifies the editing process, avoiding the need to learn th…

Contactsplugin-autotooltip__plain plugin-autotooltip_bigContacts

Use this form to send a message to Wikenigma . . . [ * note: all fields must be completed ]

Legalplugin-autotooltip__plain plugin-autotooltip_bigLegal

Content in general

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…


541 unknowns listed

Wikenigma supports:

plugin-autotooltip__plain plugin-autotooltip_bigDonate to Wikenigma . . .

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

That can either be by contributing to an existing article, or by creating a new page with an as-yet-unlisted 'Known Unknown'.

Any registered user can create content.

A-Z listing
rss / xml feed
sitemap file

Wikenigma - an Encyclopaedia of Unknowns Wikenigma - an Encyclopaedia of the Unknown Science

Formatting 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

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The Visual Editor is a 'WYSIWYG' ( What You See Is What You Get ) editor - that's to say you can immediately see the results of your edits as you make them. When you've finished editing, press the 'Save' button at the bottom of the page.

The function buttons are fairly standard and self explanatory.

Links are inserted using the relevant buttons. External (i.e. links to other websites) look like this. Internal links (i.e. to other pages in Wikenigma) look like this.plugin-autotooltip__plain plugin-autotooltip_bigSandbox test page

This is a special page - for experimentations

"test for highlighting see how maybe see how it works"

whappen? test for listing

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NOTE: The Visual Editor is still under development, and should currently be seen as a 'helper'. If you get stuck, or there is an error, press the 'Switch Editor' button to revert to the Syntax Editor to do corrections.


Syntax Editor

The Syntax Editor is less straightforward to use, but has more powerful options. Here is a guide to the special syntax. You can Save and Preview the pages using the buttons below left.

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Paragraphs

The site supports bold, italic, and underlined texts. Of course you can combine all these.

Paragraphs are created from blank lines. If you want to force a newline without a paragraph, you can use two backslashes \\ followed by a whitespace (or the end of line).

Headlines

You can use up to five different levels of headlines to structure your content. Use the 'H' button in the toolbar If you have more than three headlines, a table of contents is generated automatically.

Links

Links are inserted using the relevant buttons. External (i.e. links to other websites) look like this Internal links (i.e. to other pages in Wikenigma) look like thisplugin-autotooltip__plain plugin-autotooltip_bigSandbox test page

This is a special page - for experimentations

"test for highlighting see how maybe see how it works"

whappen? test for listing

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Quotes

Highlight the text and hit the 'Quote' button.

The result looks like this

Footnotes

You can add footnotes 1) with the 'Footnote' button - they appear at the base of the page.

Images (and other media)

Note : At present, only authorised editors can upload images

If you have the relevant permissions, use the 'Add media' button in the toolbar. This will allow you to choose a file from your own filing system, then upload it. After it's uploaded, click on it's name (or the image) in the list and it will be inserted into the page (here you can choose sizes, link options etc ).

Note that there's a limit on the size of files you can upload - if in doubt use a photo-editing app. to re-size your image to a reasonable size before uploading.

Please respect copyright restrictions of any images you upload.

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 w-stars.jpg. The idea is to distinguish exceptionally important items from minor ones.

You can rate the contents of a page using the yellow 'Star' button in the toolbar.

Importance Rating

More options

You can also use the HTML subscript and superscript tags.

Further info

This is a very basic overview of the available syntax - if you want to read the full syntax manual, go here

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