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Buttons along the top of the page (inside square boxes)
- The first tab is always the "Article" page which contains the content of this website.
- Each article page can be accessed through either the links on the mainpage or through the "Search" window on the sidebar to the left. Learn more about searching for articles here.
- An article needs to be as long as necessary to properly carry the content, but if the page is too long then it becomes increasingle difficult to edit the pages. Where it becomes necessary to shrink an article there are options that may be used. See here for help with merging and moving pages.
- You can find who has contributed to each Article by clicking on the "History" tab at the top of the page, and see here for more detailed information about keeping track of edits.
- There is a "Discussion" page for each Article which provides a forum for comments and questions about each Article.
- A "red" link indicates no one has edited the Discussion page yet, and a blue link indicated someone has posted a comment or question.
- Click on the "Discussion" tab, and then click on either the "Edit" tab or the "+" sign to leave a comment.
- see here for more information about comments on Articles and communicating with other users.
- This allows you to edit the particular Article or Discussion page.
- See Help:Editing for more information on how to edit pages.
- All editable pages on PsychWiki have an associated page History, which lists all changes made to the page in reverse-chronological order. This may also be referred to as the revision history or edit history.
- The History for each particular page includes 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.
- Short Guide to using History tab:
- To view a specific version, click a date.
- To compare an old version with the current version, click cur.
- To compare a version with its predecessor, click last.
- To compare to specific versions, tick the right-column radio button of the newer version and the left-column radio button of the older version, and then click the "Compare selected versions" button.
- Minor edits are denoted as m.
- Detailed Guide to using History tab:
- Below is an example of a page history using the default skin:
- File:Screenshot page history.png
Edits are shown from newest to oldest. Each edit takes up one line which shows; time & date, the contributor's name or IP and the edit summary, as well as other diagnostic information. Lets have a look at some of the functions of this page:
- The page name stays the same, but the "history" tab is highlighted.
- These links take you to the users most recent edits (Latest), oldest edits (Earliest) or the next or previous page of edits (Next n / Previous n). Note that the black text in brackets will become links, when applicable.
- The blue numbers list the number of edits displayed on a page - 20, 50, 100, 250 or 500. A higher number increases the length of a page but reduces the number of pages The number you select replaces n in the links to the previous or next pages e.g. (Next 100 / Previous 100).
- (cur) takes you to a "diff" page, showing the difference between that edit and the current version. The current revision appears below the changes, so you can see how the page is now rendered.
- (last) takes you to a diff page showing the changes between that edit and the previous version. The most recent version (the one on the same line as the "last" you clicked on) appears below the changes, so you can see how the page was rendered.
- The two columns of radio buttons can be used to select any two versions on the page. Lets say you want to compare the versions corresponding to numbers 10 & 11 on the image. First, click the left radio button next to number 11. The right column of buttons will then fill as far as number 11. Then click the right button next to number 10. Finally click Compare selected versions. This takes you to a diff page showing the changes between the two versions. The most recent version (in this case number 10) appears below the changes, so you can see how the page was rendered.
- This gives the time and date of the edit, expressed in local time according to the preference setting
- The username or IP of the contributor appears here.
- This is the edit summary. It is the text the user wrote in the edit summary box (below the edit box).
- This edit summary begins with an arrow link and grey text. This means the user has only edited a section of the page (named in the grey text). This text is automatically added when you edit a section. A standard edit summary can be added by the user. This appears in black text.
- m stands for minor edit (small corrections to a page). These help you understand the type of changes that have been made.
- Other issues:
- If the "move page" feature has been used in the past to change a page's name, the entire edit history of the article, before and after the move, is shown. The old title becomes a "redirect" and loses its edit history. After merging two pages, typically one becomes a redirect. In this case the revision history of the redirect is kept.
- Edits made to deleted pages are not kept in contributor's User Contributions pages. However, the revision history is kept and can be retrieved by an administrator, who can also undelete the page.
- If your new pages edits aren't to your liking, don't panic; you can 'revert' the page to any previous version.
- If you are logged-in, you will see this tab.
- You can use this 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 How to Move a Page for more information.
- If you are logged-in, you will see this tab.
- This allows you to track changes on the articles you declare an interest in. You will be notified via email 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 How do I "watch" page? and How do I recieve email notifications? for more information.
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