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by ps

Feb 1
Unfortunately, I decided it's time to set OpiWiki to a hiatus mode for a longer period of time. OpiWiki needs a lot of users to be practical and meaningful, and quite frankly, to g...

by ps

Jan 14
Usually via search engines and sometimes via private invitation, like you did. When we invite people directly, we obviously don't care about their gender. Thanks for contributing!

by Philip

Jan 14
So far, I've not found this to be a problem. I typed a vulgarity on here once and was told I could not use it. I used another word instead that served my purpose just fine. Instead...

by Philip

Jan 14
I don't know how other people found themselves on this site, but I was invited by someone on another forum. That someone had a male name if I recall correctly, and on that site I w...

by ps

Jan 13
[link: Should abortion be legal?] I can see 3 potentially-female usernames (9 opinions at the moment). But you're right, OpiWiki users are mostly men. We haven't done any gender ta...

by ps

Jul 27, 2016
First, to point it out, this opinion has been transferred from [link: this] topic. To reply, OpiWiki is currently in a hiatus mode - I'm finishing writing a great amount of new fea...

by Piapiachou

Jul 27, 2016
Do you think that forbid certains words, expression ways or other things is good? Personnaly not, I create this topic because a certain site (auto-censoring) said me "not vulgariti...

by ~Real Democraty

Apr 29, 2016
I agree to debate on religions, on questions that can enrich our own thinking. We always have something to learn from others. However, ranking religions can really lead nowhere. I...

by X Abrupto

Jan 7, 2016
Thanks for the tribute! Throughout our numerous private messages and exchanges here on Meta, I discovered that PS is one of those guys with a vision. Most people I've met in my lif...

by ps

Jan 2, 2016
OpiWiki is rather for serious topics and answers, but sometimes we make exceptions. E.g: [link: Do you choose "No"?] perhaps some of [link: philosophical puzzles] It's hard to take...

by ps

Jan 1, 2016
2015 summary The 2015 was an online birth year for OpiWiki. Although I started working on the site in 2012, only on March 27, 2015 it went online for the first time. I think a good...

by ps

Dec 19, 2015
Thanks, Noah, well-considered.

by noah364

Dec 18, 2015
But what I wonder is, what type of religious discussion would it breed? When you start ranking religions against one another, you inevitably will get those who believe that their r...

by noah364

Dec 18, 2015
Definitely not, for the same reason why we should not allow people to rank and rate genders, races, or cultures. With most of what we have here on OpiWiki, there is at least some d...

by X Abrupto

Dec 9, 2015
I've been thinking about it for a little while now. I think some items deserve to be created, but shouldn't have the ability to be ranked/rated on a scale of 1 to 10. Now, if an it...

by Teku

Dec 8, 2015
Rankings of Philosophers or Countries or Visual Arts reveal almost nothing either, but they exist because of that one tiny thing they do reveal. The user's opinion.

by Teku

Dec 8, 2015
As the one who added the religion Item, i must admit i am biased towards saying Yes. But that doesn't means i can't back up my answer with arguments and reasons. It just means that...

by Fred BC

Dec 7, 2015
No. Rankings of religions are going to never lead to anything useful. Religious discussion is fine, but rankings will reveal almost nothing.

by ps

Nov 12, 2015
They would fit in [link: Sci-fi & fantasy]. [link: might be moved to [link=[link] Art] in the future, it would require some changes in our system.

by X Abrupto

Nov 11, 2015
I like this category a lot! I see many, many items and discussions that could come out of this category. I think the "Film" category should be part of visual art, though. I was thi...

by ps

Nov 4, 2015
1. It's not crucial to select the country, so if there is some uncertainty, just skip it. I think it's ok to choose Germany for East/West Germany, and the region/person-appropriate...

by X Abrupto

Nov 3, 2015
I have a few questions, more or less related to history but I thought it would be better to ask over here. 1- What will be done with people/items who have been born in/represent co...

by ps

Nov 2, 2015
We cannot flood our users with too much info. Even if we did put a clear link there, almost no one would read it anyway. No-contribution opinions happen very rarely, and if they do...

by Fred BC

Nov 1, 2015
I don't see a clear path to the guidelines from these topic sections.

by ps

Nov 1, 2015
Ok, thinking about it a little longer, it's not that simple. First, what's for sure: 1. Rating games separately under each platform is useful and this option will be there. 2. It w...

by ps

Nov 1, 2015
A user whose talk was deleted as no arguments is not restricted from any actions on the site. Including voting and posting another opinion on the same topic. The user also gets a n...

by Fred BC

Oct 31, 2015
I think it should be viewed as sports entertainment. The mechanism for the resolution of the storylines and the drama is the sport itself. That sport is not just wrestling, but als...

by Fred BC

Oct 31, 2015
The maxim should be, "Only when the different port had a major impact on gaming or had important differences". For example: Street Fighter II on the SNES was very important, even t...

by Fred BC

Oct 31, 2015
This is assuming that the person in question can still VOTE for the appropriate category, correct? It seems that there should be a community standards page, like Wikipedia has seve...

by ps

Oct 31, 2015
Right, currently users can flag talks as no arguments or something enriching the discussion. Obviously, if there are no arguments, but there's a tiny bit of contribution, it's ok....

by Fred BC

Oct 31, 2015
If the topics chosen are VERY careful, I think it can work. The issue is that it will discourage some from commenting at all, because they may not really want to get into a long is...

by X Abrupto

Oct 30, 2015
Alright, when you are ready, tell me all the details and I'll work on giving OpiWiki a solid video game database. :P

by ps

Oct 30, 2015
Don't worry about that. "Tomáš" and "Tom%C3%A1%C5%A1" are technically the same thing ([link] What needs to be done is improving our search engine (not only because of this issue, b...

by X Abrupto

Oct 29, 2015
It is definitely "entertainment". World Wrestling Entertainment is the name of the WWE. I don't deny the fact that they really get hurt sometimes and, of course, you need to be an...

by ps

Oct 29, 2015
Yes, this seems like a must-do in the future.

by noah364

Oct 29, 2015
The site already works very well on mobile, but having an app (maybe not now, but in the future) could be huge. The idea of the site is very mobile centric-it lends itself to small...

by noah364

Oct 29, 2015
I agree that it both sounds and looks good. However, I think people tend to default to .com, so if you tell them about "OpiWiki", they will look for opiwiki.com, rather than opi.wi...

by noah364

Oct 29, 2015
This is a good idea, but the definition of argument must be incredibly broad. Consciously or not, we don't want to end up censoring users that we don't agree with. Along the lines...

by noah364

Oct 29, 2015
This is a great idea, to simply list different rankings for different ports, but not create different pages. Seconded.

by ps

Oct 29, 2015
This could possibly create redundant-looking rankings (not to mention data): Best video games of all time: Skyrim (PC) Skyrim (PlayStation) Skyrim (Xbox) Fallout 4 (PC) Fallout 4 (...

by ps

Oct 27, 2015
I think we could go into a long debate with this, but at this point I think it would be best to just wait for other users to give their opinion. I'll just say; thanks for bringing...

by ps

Oct 26, 2015
1. I agree that the link's appearance could be improved. To point it out, links to Meta are also on other pages (Info, Help, Feedback). 2. Drop down menus and search boxes are alre...

by X Abrupto

Oct 26, 2015
First of all, don't worry, I also understand your point! OpiWiki is your baby, you want it to grow up the way you want to. It's completely understandable. But children can't be rai...

by ps

Oct 26, 2015
"You should let your users decide for themselves whether or not an opinion is good or bad [...]" This argument could be used against any kind of moderation. It's obvious that moder...

by X Abrupto

Oct 25, 2015
I still disagree... You should let your users decide for themselves whether or not an opinion is good or bad. You created a system that allows users to express their opinions on op...

by ps

Oct 25, 2015
It isn't about freedom of speech. It's about having some goals and principles set. Every single forum that is moderated (99%, and the other websites are not worth mentioning) has s...

by X Abrupto

Oct 22, 2015
Well, the .wiki is unusual. Some people might be afraid of it. :P I like opi.wiki though. It sounds refreshing. New.

by ps

Oct 22, 2015
Thanks, I'll take a look into Edge and see what can be done with this bug. What surprises me though, is that a browser named "Edge" does not support such a basic function like text...

by ps

Oct 21, 2015
"Serial killers", "Conquerors", or "Human tragedies" are not types of rankings we're willing to provide, that's for sure. So yes, it's a good idea to improve Help: Rankings. Will b...

by ps

Oct 19, 2015
All rankings, no. The full tree, but from a certain point, is only shown on ranking pages, such as [link] (ranking scheme). In principle in works like that: a user sees a ranking a...

by ps

Oct 18, 2015
I actually thought about it some time ago, but decided to go with a single rating for video games. The reason was that 1) it would create some redundant data and complicate the mat...

by ps

Oct 18, 2015
1. I think it would be ok. 2. If there's a clear "birth date", it's ok to include it. 3. I think it's a good idea, so go ahead. Thanks.

by X Abrupto

Oct 17, 2015
I thought this question could fit in here... Is there a way to see ALL rankings in the form of a tree, on one page? Because [link] only shows them separately as "buttons". When I'm...

by X Abrupto

Oct 17, 2015
Oh well, it appears the brand new Microsoft Edge browser won't allow me to expand the box... I'll try another browser at some point and give you the feedback on this... Issue #1 is...

by ps

Oct 16, 2015
At first I wasn't sure about bolding keywords in items' description, but eventually I think it's a good idea. Will be added to our guidelines. The birth date is useful for other pa...

by ps

Oct 16, 2015
Thanks for the feedback and much bigger thanks for the contributions. You're adding very good photos for the items and I can tell you definitely feel the spirit of the site. Great...

by X Abrupto

Oct 14, 2015
Yeah... As a melomaniac I am scared to see too many genres of music being misused as rankings, like speed metal, black metal, death metal, etc.. I am not against adding these ranki...

by X Abrupto

Oct 14, 2015
I would most definitely be good to see the flag IF the user wants us to. Let's not forget this is an opinion website, and some countries have, erm, stricter policies regarding free...

by X Abrupto

Oct 14, 2015
I believe the main page should be able to showcase as much stuff as possible whilst maintaining some sort of order so it can look good. It also must have the power to push the visi...

by X Abrupto

Oct 14, 2015
Hi guys, I recently discovered this website and decided to give it a try as an active user today. I must say I see a definitive potential in it, but I also see it needs a lot of ha...

by Devon75

Aug 11, 2015
I agree, maybe a little flag icon representing the user's country, or just the name of their country even, should be added next to the users name in discussions.

by ps

Jul 28, 2015
That's already done for quite some time. I don't know why you haven't seen it (maybe just forgot?). Try to clear the cookies, or one cookie called "welcome_info_hide", if you wish...

by ps

Jul 28, 2015
First of all, this is not "an encyclopedia", but "the encyclopedia of opinions". As Teku has stated in his reply, an encyclopedia is usually related to facts, at least that's what...

by ps

Jul 28, 2015
I understand what you mean. Let me just say that OpiWiki is not any-country-centric and we will be fighting for users from all over the world.

by Teku

Jul 27, 2015
I just had a good idea. Why not create a special page for people who are in their first visit/not logged in? I have always felt the main page to be too loaded. The "shades of grey"...

by Teku

Jul 27, 2015
For the lack of a better option, i'm voting yes. The full answer i'd like to give, though, is that it should be an option you can turn on and off. Let it be, on default, on, maybe?

by Teku

Jul 27, 2015
Already added a couple of written opinions from my cellphone before, and they went off without a hitch. However, the use of an app is not for fixing browser bugs, but rather to sel...

by Teku

Jul 27, 2015
However you're right in that the word "encyclopedia" sort of has "fact" somewhere among the definition. Maybe a better term is needed? Maybe not, because it conveys the feel the ow...

by Teku

Jul 27, 2015
Pretty sure you've just given us the definition of "opinion". If it held out throughout time, it'd be a belief, i think. However, when speaking of clinically sane people (aka by fa...

by Xian

Jul 20, 2015
I think this would be helpful and is almost necessary. I have just joined and I was confused about whether this site was supposed to be US centric, I would have gone ahead assumed...

by ~mamborambo

Jul 19, 2015
Just a quick first impression -- how is this an 'encyclopedia', when most of the questions can only capture an ephemoral snapshot of the users. For instance, a question like "are y...

by AAA

Jun 25, 2015
A mobile version of the website, no, I wouldn't like to see that. It work perfectly from a mobile browser as it is.Instead in the future possibly an app to allow for quick easy acc...

by grin

Jun 24, 2015
Only possible problem would be if you cannot rearrange it later since a badly thought of structure may fragment information and make it impossible to find. That's something I've se...

by ps

Jun 10, 2015
Not directly. Designing a new tree can be very complicated in some cases, even for a person who knows the system well. In order to make the task as easy as possible to the users, i...

by ps

Jun 10, 2015
This will be done soon (we'll go with Attribution-ShareAlike probably). Thanks for pointing that out.

by belli8

May 13, 2015
I just found this site today and it feels great so far. Customizing categories - great option, I have never seen something like this anywhere else. Maybe some categories are too br...

by ps

Apr 24, 2015
Thanks for the feedback. There are not many users yet, but this is due to a simple fact: even a penny hasn't been spent on the promotion yet. The site is currently in its early bet...

by Teku

Apr 23, 2015
The "You don't have to respect other people's opinions" might be controversial (aka good) for philosophy purposes but dunno, i guess it's there in all the other websites for a reas...

by jimo

Apr 9, 2015
For me it doesn't really matter. I think it may be beneficial for the site though. I guess I'd focus more on improving the main version rather than on the mobile version.

by jimo

Apr 9, 2015
No, there should not be a new home page of OpiWiki. I agree that an additional info to the "Netik frame" may be added to make the navigation more understandable for new users. And...

by jimo

Apr 9, 2015
I like it very much. Very clean and well organized website. Seems like you're striving to make the discussions a bit more intellectual than what we have on other sites. Not an easy...

by CzarodziejS

Apr 3, 2015
I founded Netik also but not at first look at the site maybe he should be a little bit more noticable.

by CzarodziejS

Apr 3, 2015
I think this option should be possible to enable/disable in account settings but it will be useful especially when someone is posting his/her opinion in topics like [link: "Poland...

by CzarodziejS

Apr 3, 2015
I just figured out that it could be only statement which appears when we enter the site. If someone will want to find out everything on his own he will close it. If someone will be...

by CzarodziejS

Apr 3, 2015
I think that votings page is more intresting and eye-catching than discussions because of it's visual aspects (graphs) but I think that there should be some home page of OW. I don'...

by CzarodziejS

Apr 3, 2015
I already used OW on my smartphone and it was working very well. From my experience I know that many mobile versions of websites are worse than original ones. So I would advise not...

by ps

Apr 1, 2015
Categories certainly will be evolving. If you have a new category proposition, create a new voting, here on Meta. For example, "New category proposition: [name]" with options like...