Help:Tracking changes

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A helpful functionality of the wiki software is the ability to monitor and review all the new edits made to PsychWiki 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...

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Quick summary of how to track changes

  1. View the recent edits of    all pages in PsychWiki using Recent changes so that you can monitor and review changes.
  2. View the recent edits of    individual pages by using the "history" tab at the top of each page.
  3. View a list of all the          edits you have made to PsychWiki pages by clicking on the "my contributions" link.
  4. Indicate which articles      you want to watch using the "watch" tab at the top of each page.
  5. You can even receive       email notifications when pages change by clicking on this function in the "preferences" tab.



How can I view the edits made to pages within PsychWiki?

  1. If you want to view the edits made to all pages in PsychWiki:
    • click on the "Recent changes" link in the left-hand sidebar. You can monitor and review changes to pages because the "Recent changes" page provides 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 here for more detailed information about the "Recent changes" link. See here for information about "enhanced recent changes".
  2. If you want to view the edits made to individual pages:
    • click on the "history" tab at the top of the page. For an explanation of the "history" tab, see here.
  3. If you want to view edits to only those pages which link to the current page:
    • click on the "Related changes" link which is located in the left-hand sidebar under the "toolbox" window. Related Changes does not automatically include talk pages; to watch also the corresponding talk pages, links to them also have to be in the page on which Related Changes is applied.



Where can I find a list of all the edits I have made?

  1. View a list of all the edits you have made to PsychWiki pages by clicking on the "my contributions" link.
  2. The "my contribution" link is available if you are logged-in, and it is located at the top right-hand side of this webpage next to the "log out" link.




How do I "watch" pages?

  1. Anyone with an account may choose to be notified via email when a certain page changes using the "watch" feature and "my watchlist".
  2. If you are logged-in, you will see the "Watch" tab at the top of the page next to the "Move" tab.
    • By clicking on that link, you add the current page and the corresponding talk page to your "my watchlist".
    • Watched articles are also bolded in the "Recent Changes" list.
  3. The "my watchlist" link is at the top right-hand of the webpage next to "preferences".
    • By clicking on that link, you will see all the pages being "watched".
    • It also functions as a customized form of "recent changes" just for pages that you watch. It gives a list of all watched pages, ordered backward according to the time of the last edit of the page. Note that for every edited page only information about the last edit is shown.




How do I receive email notifications on page changes?

  1. Depending on preference settings, you get an email after a watched page has been edited by somebody else.
    • See How do I "watch" pages? above for how to add pages to your watchlist.
    • Email notifications are automatically enabled in your "Preferences" page. If you want to change the status of your email notifications, click on the "Preferences" link at the top of this page (located next to "my watchlist" above), and you will see an "email" window at the bottom of the page where you can customize how you receive email notifications.
  2. PLEASE NOTE:
    • Email notifications about page changes will not be repeated until you view the page. In other words, after the initial email notification, subsequent changes to the page will not result in more email notifications until you have viewed the page.
    • Also, please note that you have to be logged in when viewing the page, otherwise you will not be notified of further changes.






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