Help:User settings

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This page outlines some of the settings and reports links that appear on a page's banner. A guest, or user who has not logged in will not have many of these options.

WikiFON is a MediaWiki.


Users name

The user name is the first link after the person icon (for example Rcollman). It will be assigned by the admin of the site. Clicking on it takes the user to their own User:page. See login below.

The signature stamp will add this username and the date and time. The username is a link to the user's page (everybody has one, not everybody adds content to it.)--Rcollman 07:29, 28 April 2008 (CDT)

User Nickname

Don't like your user name? Put in the name you would like to show up every time you use the signature icon in the tool bar. So after I have entered my nickname, people will see --Chris Collman 13:11, 28 April 2008 (CDT)

Note: the previous stamps that say Rcollman will not change.

my talk

A link to the login users page's "page comment" tab.

my preferences

There are many different preference settings that can be found by the following links.

  • User data- email notifications and language, including:
    • E-mail me when a page I'm watching is changed
    • E-mail me when my user talk page is changed
    • E-mail me also for minor edits of pages
    • Enable e-mail from other users
    • Send me copies of emails I send to other users
  • Skins - different themes for WikiFON
  • Files - image sizes
  • Date format -
  • Editing - lots of settings to customize your editor while in WikiFON
  • Recent changes & stubs - some options for filtering and appearance of these lists
  • Search - defaults for searches with area and number of lines options
  • Misc - cache and more format options

my watchlist

Pages that the user set the tab to "Watch", will appear in a list when changes have been made to it by anyone. Sorted and grouped in date order, most recent at top. Has some general information about pages watching and a filter to hide the user's edit.

my contributions

A list of pages the user has edited or created. Can be view in two different sort orders, with different number of lines displayed. Page also has a filter to limit entries by specific area.

log in/out

This link on the far right will change between "log in" and "log out".

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