The Recent Changes page in ArmchairGM lets you see the most recent edits made to pages in ArmchairGM. Using this page, users can monitor and review the work of other users, allowing mistakes to be corrected and vandalism to be eliminated. There is a link to the Recent Changes page in the sidebar at the left of each page. You can also create a link to the page as [[Special:Recentchanges]].
Understanding Recent Changes
With the default preferences, the bulk of the page consists of fifty lines, one for each edit, looking like this:
- (diff) (hist) . . New York Mets; 10:06 . . 220.127.116.11 (Talk) (Add examples)
- (diff) (hist) . . N Best Super Bowl Commercial; 10:06 . . Roblefko (Talk) (New page)
From left to right:
- "diff" links to the diff-page for this edit; it is not available for new pages, or for page moves.
- The "hist" link corresponds to the Page history link on the edited page: it shows not just this edit but also older and newer ones. For page moves, the hist link leads to the history of the new page title
- A bold m indicates that the user marked the edit "minor". Only logged in users can mark edits minor, to avoid abuse.
- A bold N indicates that the page is "new", i.e., previously did not exist. It is possible for a change to possess both the "minor" and "new" indicators; this is typically used for new redirects.
- The next link is a link to the current version of the page in question.
- 10:06 refers to the time. You can change the time to your time zone using your preferences.
- For logged in users, the next link is a link to their user homepage (as usual with internal links, the view page if the page exists, the edit page if it does not, the two being styled differently). For users who are not logged in, the link is to their User Contributions.
- Finally, there is a link to the user's talk page (the same remarks regarding existence apply).
Other MediaWiki features showing lines about edits
Revision history (also called page history)
Every line represents one edit to the given page and the version resulting from it
- "last" is similar to "diff", explained above
- "cur" gives the difference between this version and the current one (i.e., excluding the edit shown by pressing the "last" next to it), which is the cumulation of all later edits, including those which are not in this revision history because they were made after loading this page
- the date and time link to the version of that day and time, except that in the first line, which is about the latest edit at the time of loading this revision history, the date and time link to the current version, hence with the changes made after this revision history was loaded;