Talk:Wikipedia/Quizzes

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How you can help[edit source]

See the to do list at Talk:Wikipedia.

Fact-checking[edit source]

Are the formulations correct? Mange01 14:40, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

Suggestions for more quiz topics and questions[edit source]

What wiki terminology is most important to ask questions about? I add some of my own suggestions. Mange01 14:40, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

Suggested quizz[edit source]

  1. Basic wiki terminology
  2. How to edit a wiki page
  3. Wikipedia policies and guidelines (Partly done)
  4. Wikipedia research and criticism (Partly done)
  5. Wiki technology

Suggestions for the "Wikipedia policies and guidelines" quiz[edit source]

In order of importance:

Suggestions for the "Wikipedia research and criticism" quiz[edit source]

  • Wikipedia statistics
  • Examples of censorship
  • Social science research on Wikis and Wikipedia
  • Other related terms in the Wikipedia glossary

Suggestions for a "Wiki technology" quiz[edit source]

  • Web 2.0 and other current web technology trends
  • Wiki server software comparisons
  • How to install, configure and administrate an own Mediawiki server
  • Parameter controlled templates
  • Embedded HTML
  • Wiki robots and tools
  • Mediawiki extensions
  • Bugzilla
  • State-of-the-art wiki technology research and development
  • Other related terms in the Wikipedia glossary

Common misconceptions about Wikipedia[edit source]

I would like to add some common misconceptions about Wikis and Wikipedia as distraction alternatives in true/false questions. Do you know any such misconceptions, besides the ones mentioned in w:Wikipedia:Press_Kit#Common_misconceptions_about_Wikipedia? Mange01 14:40, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

Comments on the quiz[edit source]

I think the quiz is a good idea, and has been implemented very well, especially with the automagic marking of responses. I've a couple minor queries regarding the answers to the questions.

  • The culinary recipe answer is possibly somewhat misleading. In practice the article would be kept or deleted on the basis of whether the culinary dish was notable. In other words, whether there was significant coverage in reliable sources independent of the subject. If the subject was notable, a rewrite would be expected, but I doubt that deletion of the article would happen in practice.
  • The current price comparisons of products existing on the market today information wouldn't appear in a single article, but the information could be moved to the individual product articles. See for example Wikipedia:F-22 Raptor and Wikipedia:Eurofighter Typhoon.

PhilKnight 09:07, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

Bugs[edit source]

For the top half of the quiz, there were five choices at the top, but under them were five circles on the left, and five purple squares on the right. Neither the circles nor the squares lined up with the choices at the top. So it took me a long time to guess whether I should check the circles, the squares, both, or neither.

Also, when I got halfway down the page there was a "submit" button. So I clicked it, expecting the bottom half of the page to be separate. Instead, it marked me wrong for not answering any of the questions on the bottom half. Art LaPella 01:32, 19 June 2009 (UTC)