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|Tutorial 7||Wiki Ethics | Recent Changes | Diff & History Links | Reverting |   | Summary & FAQs|
Understanding Recent Changes
The below screenshot is an example of the kind of text that you can see if you click on the Recent changes link in the navigation box on the left hand sidebar of this page. The text shows nine edits: the first (top most) edit is to a page called DEHub/Research Themes/Learner characteristics (framed in red) by the user called Alan Wylie; and the last edit (bottom most) is the creation of a user page called User:Meta by the user called Meta. All the red links in the figure are to pages that have not yet been created.
From left to right here's what is happening in the above sample of the Recent changes:
- diff links to a Difference between revisions page that highlights what was changed on the page for this edit (more on diffs in the next section). See light purple rectangle in the fifth entry.
|An uploaded file entry, like the second and fourth entries, has a slightly different syntax. The blue rectangle in the fourth entry shows the link to the upload log instead of diff and hist links. In addition, the file name is indicated after the link to the user's page.|
- hist links to the Revision history page, also accessible from the history tab at the top of every page. The Revision history page shows not just this edit but also older (and possibly newer) versions of the page. See green rectangle on the eighth entry.
- A bold N indicates that the page is "new", i.e., previously did not exist. Highlighted with the purple arrow and the New Page text box.
- A bold m indicates that the user marked the edit "minor", indicating the revision the user made to the page listed is quite small. See Libre resources in the example highlighted with the black arrow and the Minor edit text box.
- The link following the two dots accesses the version of the page that was changed. See DEHub/Research Themes/Learner characteristics in the example framed in red at the top.
- Following the page link is the time of the edit in UTC. You can change the time displayed to your time zone using your user preferences page. See the 03:09 displayed in the final listing.
- Following another two dots is a listing of the number of bytes that were added to the file. See the (+15) displayed in the final listing.
- Following the third set of two dots, is a link to the user page for the user who made the edit. See gray rectangle in the third entry.
|As usual with internal links, the view page displays if the page exists, the edit page displays if it does not, the two being styled differently.|
- To the right of the user page link is a link to the user's talk and contributions pages separated by the vertical bar ( | ).
|The same remarks regarding existence apply.|
- The right-most parenthetical text in each entry is an editorial comment (if it was added) briefly describing what changed in the page.