Help:How do I keep track of what is happening on FactGrid?

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Wikibase platforms are MediaWikis with an extended area that can be used and used as a database. The two areas are seamlessly interlinked. A Wikibase platform is therefore as transparent as any regular wiki.

There are no dark areas that are only visible to registered users or the "administrators". Anyone can see everything that happens on the platform just as any registered user and the administrators.

The advantage of the registered user account is that it allows uses to edit, to create a personal watchlist and to change the language of the interface. "Administrators" are mostly needed on FactGrid to set up user accounts.

"Recent Changes" - the fastest way to monitor the platform

The fastest way to keep track of all the last edits on FactGrid is to go through "[[Special:RecentChanges|Recent changes]" (in the left hand menu).

All changes are listed here with the respective editor time stamp. The arrangement makes it easy to compare versions and to restore the last version if that should the thing to do.

The personal "watch list"

In the case of mass edits Recent changes is quickly overburdened.

Registered users should therefore keep a personal watchlist connected to their account. In part, this list is already in the making when a user starts create objects — whether Items, Properties, or pages — one by one. The software will put any such object automatically on the watch list.

You can empty your watch list, modify it and expand it at any time. The latter happens whenever you click the star among the the tabs on top of each page. It appears filled with blue if the object is on your wtchlist. Cick it again and it is turning white and the respective page will no longer be monitored on your list.

To change your watchlist across its entire range, you will find processing options in the "Watchlist" menu.

Keep track of a specific user

If you go to a user's FactGrid account, you can click "User contributions" in the left hand menu. You will here find a list of all the edits connected to the account.

The feature is immensely practical if you are coordinating a team. It is also of use to trace a systematic errors a user has been making in a serialised edit.

"Related Changes" — changes on pages to which your present page is linking

With the "Related Changes" link of the left hand menue, you will get a presentation of all recent edits on pages to which your page is referring with links or database statements.