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Important note: This page is part of the MIKE2.0 Help Pages. Feel free to edit but make sure to consider the audience using these pages. If you have any further questions, please email the MIKE2 team; see Help:Contents for an overview of all pages.
Recent changes shows the latest changes to articles, file uploads, deletions and page moves

MediaWiki offers a collection of special pages and tools to keep track of what is going on in the wiki. So you can watch for example:

  • recent changes to all pages
  • newly created pages
  • the contributions of one specific user
  • the revision history: all changes made to one page

The most interesting special page is Special:Recentchanges. It displays all edits, file uploads, page moves, deletions and other actions done in the wiki. In the menu on top it offers a collection of links to customize your display: limit the number of changes shown, the number of days or restrict it to edits to a certain namespace. You can also hide edits marked as minor (don't forget that major changes can be flagged by a user as minor anyway).

One line in recentchanges consists of several links:

  • diff displays the difference to the previous revision of the page,
  • hist links to the revision history of the page,
  • the link with the full title of the page brings you to the current version. If the title is in bold, it indicates that it is on your watchlist.

Next is a flag describing the article modification type:

  • N signalizes a new page,
  • m a minor edit,
  • b an edit made by a bot.

Following the timestamp the user is mentioned with a link to his user and talk page and to his contributions. In italic follows a comment if the user has submitted one.

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Tools.jpg Tip for wiki admins: You may want to add important pages in your wiki to MediaWiki:Recentchangestext, the intro shown at Special:Recentchanges
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