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MediaWiki offers a collection of special pages and tools to keep track of what is going on in the wiki. So you can watch for example:
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The most interesting special page is '''[[Special:Recentchanges]]'''. It displays all edits, file uploads, page moves, deletions and other actions done in the wiki. In the menu on top it offers a collection of links to customize your display: limit the number of changes shown, the number of days or restrict it to edits to a certain namespace. You can also hide edits marked as minor (don't forget that major changes can be flagged by a user as minor anyway).
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<br> Watch a [https://help.familysearch.org/kb/tutorials/en/fsdemos/FS_index.html?v=https://help.familysearch.org/kb/tutorials/en/fsdemos/WikiWatch video demonstration] of how to watch pages and track changes.  
  
One line in recentchanges consists of several links:
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MediaWiki offers a collection of special pages and tools to keep track of what is going on in the wiki including:
* ''diff'' displays the difference to the previous revision of the page,
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* ''hist'' links to the revision history of the page,
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* the link with the full title of the page brings you to the current version. If the title is in bold, it indicates that it is on your watchlist.
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Next is a flag describing the article modification type:
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*[[Help:Recent changes|Recent changes]] to all pages
*''N'' signalizes a new page,
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*The [[Help:Page history|revision history]] for all changes made to one page  
*''m'' a minor edit,
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*the contributions of one specific user
*''b'' an edit made by a bot.
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*[[Help:New pages|Newly created pages]]
  
Following the timestamp the user is mentioned, with a link to their [[Help:User page|user page]] and their [[Help:Talk pages#User Talk pages|talk page]] or to their contributions (in the case of anonymous users).
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Last but not least, there is an edit summary, appearing in italics, if the user submitted one when they made the edit.
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=== Enhanced view  ===
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| name = Get Help}}If you are logged in and have JavaScript enabled, you can also try the "enhanced" view. Simply go to your '''Preferences''' and enable "Enhanced recent changes (JavaScript)"; this will make recent changes show edits divided by page rather than being listed individually. You will now see entries like the following:
  
=== Enhanced view ===
 
If you are logged in and have JavaScript enabled, you can also try the "enhanced" view. Simply go to your Preferences and enable "Enhanced recent changes (JavaScript)"; this will make recent changes show edits divided by page rather than being listed individually.  You will now see entries like the following:
 
 
:! 15:17 [[Main Page]] (4 changes; (+236) Page history) [Some User‎ (2×); Some Other User (2×)]
 
:! 15:17 [[Main Page]] (4 changes; (+236) Page history) [Some User‎ (2×); Some Other User (2×)]
Simply click the blue arrow to the left of the page name and timestamp to expand that page's recent edits just as they were on the normal style. You can turn this enhancement on and off at will, so feel free to try both to see which one you prefer.
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Simply click the blue arrow to the left of the page name and timestamp to expand that page's recent edits just as they were on the normal style. You can turn this enhancement on and off at will, so feel free to try both to see which one you prefer.  
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Latest revision as of 06:53, 31 July 2013

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Watch a video demonstration of how to watch pages and track changes.

MediaWiki offers a collection of special pages and tools to keep track of what is going on in the wiki including:



Enhanced view

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Visit the Get Help to receive help with contributing to the Wiki.

If you are logged in and have JavaScript enabled, you can also try the "enhanced" view. Simply go to your Preferences and enable "Enhanced recent changes (JavaScript)"; this will make recent changes show edits divided by page rather than being listed individually. You will now see entries like the following:

! 15:17 Main Page (4 changes; (+236) Page history) [Some User‎ (2×); Some Other User (2×)]

Simply click the blue arrow to the left of the page name and timestamp to expand that page's recent edits just as they were on the normal style. You can turn this enhancement on and off at will, so feel free to try both to see which one you prefer.

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