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Learn the basics behind how to log in and edit pages...
If not logged in...
- Anyone can view the Article page even if not logged in
- 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.
- Anyone can view the Discussion page even if not logged in
- 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.
How to log in
- While logging in is not required for viewing pages, it does provide additional benefits and functionality including the ability to edit webpages, communicate with other users anonymously, and be notified of changes to the site.
- You can log in by: clicking the "create an account or log in" link on the top right-hand corner of the webpage and entering your username, password, and email address.
- An email address is not required to log in, but it does enables others to contact you through your user or user_talk page without needing to reveal your identity.
- When you are logged in, you will see your username displayed at the top of the webpage. Click on this to get to your own personal webpage within PsychWiki.
If logged in...
- You can edit the Article page
- Everyone who logs in can easily edit any article and have those changes posted immediately.
- You can edit the Discussion page
- 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.
- The other buttons/links at the top of the page help you edit the content of the page
- Edit tab allows you to edit the particular Article or Discussion page. See  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  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  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  for more information.
- The buttons/links in the upper right corner help you customize your experience
- "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  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  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  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  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  for more information.
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