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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.  
 
<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.  
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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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One line in recent changes consists of several links:
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*''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 [[Help:Watchlist|watchlist]].
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Next is a flag describing the article modification type:
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*''N'' signalizes a new page,
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*''m'' a minor edit,
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*''b'' an edit made by a bot.
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Following the timestamp is a number within parentheses with a + or -. This refers to the number of bytes that have been added or removed. Next, 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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