Template:Elements recent changes

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Elements recent changes
List overview · Updated: 2014-02-24 · This box: view · talk
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Usage[edit]

Periodic Table overview (wide).svg
Elements recent changes
List overview · Updated: 2014-02-24 · This box: view · talk

The template adds a box to a page with links. Each link opens a list of Recent changes for a set of WP:Element pages.

  • {{Elements recent changes}}

Your options (can be set in your Preferences, tab: recent changes):

  • Hide minor edits
  • History length (maximum number of days)
  • Length of list (e.g., 500 edits)
  • ...

Add personal topics to track[edit]

You can add extra pages that are tracked (=presented in a Recent changes list).

Periodic Table overview (wide).svg
Elements recent changes
List overview · Updated: 2014-02-24 · This box: view · talk
Examples
{{Elements recent changes
|mylinks1=Xenon arc lamp
|mylinks2=Mendeleev's predicted elements|label2=My topic of study
}}

|label2= is optional.

  • Four pages can be added: |mylinks1=, |mylinks2=, |mylinks3=, |mylinks4=. With them, |label1=|label4=) can be added, optionally.
Do not skip numbers. Add the whole pagename, including the namespace.
Setting |sourcelink=no hides the "(source)" link to your individual pages. Default is |sourcelink=yes.

Style settings[edit]

|style= is an optional parameter, and can set the style:

{{Elements recent changes|style=float:left;}} will let the box float to the left side of the page.

|state=collapsed will set the box collapsed.

Workings of "Recent changes"[edit]

The Recent changes special page produces a time-ordered list of edits, a bit like "Recent changes", "Watchlist" and "History" do. The specialty is that it lists only "outgoing links that are on a page." The option is in the toolbox menu in the left-hand side of this screen. When clicked, you'll see the edits listed for all links that are on this very page.

We can also feed this Special with another page's links to follow. For example, this is the Related changes list looking at talkpage WT:Element: Special page Related changes for WT:Element. This template uses the trick is that it uses another pages that has exactly all Element pages listed.

See also[edit]