Tools and Help
The top right side of the page is the user section where you can see a message Log in.When you log in you will see this text message is gone and there are few links instead. Also when you log in the number of body section tabs also increases. Those links are basically for registered users and based on role type. As we dig more, we will get used to these terms more easily.
In WRIS Wiki, the Main Page indicates the homepage of the site. Usually a homepage is the first page of a site and contains a snapshot of the contents and links of the site. The Main Page link of the left navigation bar links to the main page of the site. At any point of time if we want to go back to the home page we can click the Main Page link. The Main Page from India WRIS is as shown below
The Recent changes link shows the most recent edits made to the pages in WRIS Wiki. Using this page, you can monitor articles, correct mistakes, and also check for vandalism by unethical users. This link is available at the top and in the sidebar of each page.The section looks like this: The previous images shows recent changes occurred on 1 days. Let us describe what each entry means, from left to right:
- The first thing on the list is a diff link. 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 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 an edit as minor, to avoid abuse.
- A bold N indicates that the page is new. It is possible for a change to possess both the minor and new indicators; this is typically used for new redirects.
- A bold ! indicates that the page is unpatrolled. We will focus on patrolled and unpatrolled edits at the end of this chapter.
- The next link is a link to the current version of the page.
- Next is the time in UTC format. You can change the time to your timezone using the preferences that we have just learned.For logged-in users.
- the next link is a link to their user home page. For users who are not logged in, the link points to their user contributions.
- The final link points to the user's talk page.
- When we do a page move, a link is provided for the old as well as the new title after the user talk link in Recent changes.
You can always monitor or observe a certain page (or pages) if you wish to. You can mark a page and can visit it later or set it as your preferred page so that when someone modified the page, you get notified about the change. This is known as watching a page.This page shows all the pages that you are watching, and requires you to login first.
The box below the navigation section is the search area. You can search for a page within the WRIS wiki using the Search button The Go button is used to quickly jump to a page, if the title is known to you. Search is a powerful tool to find an existing or similar Page. If an exact match of the search phrase is found in the wiki, then you will be directed to the exact match page. If the search phrase is found in any Page then search result will be shown with relevancy of the page with the search phrase. For example if you search for a topic called "Narmada" in WRIS Wiki, you will be taken to a page named Narmada. But if you search "Narmada type" then you will see the following page
This tool is basically for understanding of main keywords used in WRIS Wiki. When you hover the mouse pointer on any keywords it will give brief information about it. Example: Hovering mouse on "NWDANational water development agency" shows its description.