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The MediaWiki software that runs the Law & Order Wiki keeps track of every edit that is made to every page. It also tracks who made the edit. Therefore, it is possible to search and discover what edits a specific user has made on the Law & Order Wiki. There are several methods of doing this:

  • If the user has a user page: Bring up the user page, click "User contributions" in the sidebar.
  • If the user does not have a user page: Click on the user's name, press "cancel" when prompted to start a new user page, then click "User contributions" in the sidebar.
  • If the user is not registered with the Law & Order Wiki, then there are two options:

You can also make a link to a specific user's contributions list (either your own or someone else's), by including [[Special:Contributions/USERNAME]] in the wiki text.

Composition of the list

The list of edits is presented in reverse chronological order (from newest to oldest). There is one line per edit, showing the time, date, a "hist" link, a "diff" link, an "m" if the edit was minor, the page name (including the namespace if other than the main one), and the edit summary (there is no edit summary included if the page was newly-created).

If an edit is marked "(top)", that means that that edit is the most recent for the page in question at the time the list was generated. Administrators also have a "[rollback]" link on these lines. (See reverting a page.)

Edits for deleted pages will not be shown in this list, because those edits are no longer part of the database. (But undeleted pages will be restored to the list of contributions.) The act of deleting or restoring a page is also not shown in the contributions list (if the user is an administrator).

User contributions pages list the edits that a particular user has made on a specific community. They allow you to see what edits others have made as well as keep track of your own edits.

Step by step

User contributions page

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  1. The user masthead lists a user's total edit count on this specific community.
  2. This tab gives you access to the user's contributions.
  3. Here you can filter the user's contributions by namespace and date.
  4. This lists all the user's edits and allows you to link to the page and diff.

Additional ways to access contributions pages

  • All contributions pages are in the form Special:Contributions/USERNAME, enabling easy linking, for example, Special:Contributions/Fandom.
  • To access your own user contributions page, click or go to Special:MyContributions.
  • If the editor is not logged in, the IP address is used in place of the username. For quick access you can click on the IP address in Recent changes or Page history.

Global contributions on Special:UserActivity

Through Special:UserActivity on Community Central, you will be able to access a list of all the communities you've edited across Fandom.

By default the list is ordered by your most recent edits, but you can also sort it by community name or number of edits. It also lists important user groups you are in.

See also

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