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<div style="margin-top: 0.0em; margin-bottom:3px; background-color: #cee0f2; padding: .2em .6em; font-size: 130%; border:1px solid #A3B1BF;">'''[[Help:Tutorials|Take me to the tutorials library]]''' <span style="font-size: larger; font-weight: bold;">→</span>
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<div style="margin-top: 0.0em; margin-bottom:3px; background-color: #cee0f2; padding: .2em .6em; font-size: 130%; border:1px solid #A3B1BF;"><div style=float:right>'''Next:''' '''[[Help:Tutorials/How to preview your edits|A tutorial about how to preview your edits]]'''</div><span style="font-size: larger; font-weight: bold;">→</span></div>
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!style="width:50%"|<font size=5>'''Start a watchlist:'''</font>
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!style="width:50%"|<font size=5>'''Example:'''</font>
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|<big>The purpose of a Watchlist is to help you to '''watch specified pages''' within the wiki for changes so that their accuracy can be maintained.
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Since all changes on Ballotpedia can be rolled back to the previous version in case of error, it is an ideal mode for reporting fast breaking news as well as maintaining accurate archives.
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The highly collaborative nature of a wiki encourages the addition of relevant information from a wide variety of sources, and managed by those who watch over the articles.
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'''To establish your watchlist:'''
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To add a page to your watchlist, go to the page and click '''the tab that says “watch.”'''
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As soon as you click the “watch” tab, it will change to''' “unwatch''',” should you choose to take it off of your watch list.
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To see which pages are on your list, '''click the link “my watchlist”''' at the top of the page.
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Your watch list will tell you the '''number of pages on your list''',
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'''how many changes''' in your chosen number of days or hours,
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will '''hide your chosen types of edits''' and provide '''links to the changed pages'''.
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'''You can choose to have the wiki list all pages that have changed''' since your last visit to them.
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In addition, you can set your preferences on Ballotpedia so it will notify you by email of any changes made to articles on your watch list.
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To be notified by email of changes to pages on your watchlist, '''Choose “my preferences”''' in the row of links found at the top of every page after you log in.
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Provide Ballotpedia with your email.
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'''Scroll to the bottom of the page''' and '''check the box''' that says “E-mail me when a page on my watchlist is changed.”
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'''Click  Save'''.  You will now be notified by email of any changes to made to the pages on your watchlist.</big>
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<span style="color:red; font-size:140%;"><big>'''Keep scrolling, there's more!....</big>
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<big>'''The difference between “Recent Changes” and your “Watchlist”'''
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All recent changes can be accessed by the '''“Recent changes” link in the left column''' of all Ballotpedia pages.  The list provides all changes made by logged in users on the wiki as they happen.
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You can choose in the''' “My preferences” link at the top of every page''', how many days and the number of edits you would like to see in your list. 
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'''Be sure to click “Save”'''
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You can find on “Recent changes” edits on pages that are not on your watchlist, as well as those that are.  You will just need to wade through a larger, ever enlarging list to find a particular page edit.
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Note that '''“my watchlist” will only report edits on the pages that you choose'''. 
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'''“Recent changes” reports on all edits''' made by logged in users on the wiki.</big>
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Latest revision as of 11:09, 28 January 2014