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The "Article" pages contains the content of this website, and each article page can be accessed through either the links on the main page or through the "Search" window located on the bar to the left.
There a "Discussion" page for each Article which provides a forum for comments and questions about each Article as well as an opportunity for communication or exchanges between users.



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Everyone who logs in can easily edit any article and have those changes posted immediately.
Everyone who logs in can add comments or questions to the Discussion page. Typing three tildes (~) at the end of your entries leaves your signature for others to know who to respond to.
Edit tab allows you to edit the particular Article or Discussion page. See [1] for more information on how to edit pages.
History tab lets you see the old versions and history for that particular page including a record of the date and time of every edit, the user who made it, the edit summary, and the ability to compare different versions. See [2] for more information.
Move tab allows you to rename a page and move all of its history to the new name. There are a few reasons why you might wish to rename a page such as the title being misspelled or the scope of the article has been reduced, extended, or otherwise changed. See [3] for more information.
Watch tab allows you to track changes on the articles you declare an interest in. You will be notified when the page changes. Clicking on the "watch" tab for a particular article adds that page to your "my watchlist". Watched articles are also bolded in the “Recent Changes” list. See [4] for more information.
"your username" - When you are logged in, you will see your username displayed at the top of the webpage. That link takes you to your own personal webpage within the PsychWiki website. This "user page" is the same as an Articles page where you can add content. See [5] for more information.
my talk - This is the "Discussion" page for your own personal webpage where other users can post comments and communicate with you (anonymously if you so desire). See [6] for more information.
preferences - You can personalize and customize aspects of the site such as email notification when pages change or new pages are created, change the style or design of the website, and change your preferences for how information is presented. See [7] for more information.
my watchlist - All the articles you have indicated as "watch" appear in your "my watchlist" where you can view details about the most recent edits (for all edits see the "history" tab for each article). See [8] for more information.
my contributions - A list of your edits. For every edit, there is a record of the date and time of every edit, the edit summary, and the ability to compare different versions. See [9] for more information.



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