Help:Wiki University My Preferences
What are preferences?
- Preferences establish how the Wiki works for you.
- They control what you do and do not want to see.
- The default settings are adequate for most users, but support missionaries should change some of the settings to make the job easier. For instance, editing and patrolling in the volume performed by a Wiki support missionary will be much faster with the proper preference settings.
- Click on the Preferences link just above the Search bar and you will see a list of five tabs:
Basic information about the user that sets what others see when they communicate with you.
How the pages will appear on your monitor.
Regulates the features you want in place to edit in the Wiki. This will be discussed in more detail during the lesson on how to edit the Wiki.
Regulates how recent changes are displayed when on the recent changes page. For example, you can regulate how many changes you want to see at a time or how far back you want to go. This will be discussed in more detail during the lesson on patrolling.
The watchlist is a list of pages you designate so that you will be notified if they are changed. This setting regulates what items are on your watch list and how they are added to it.
Regulates what will be displayed when you make a search entry. You can select to see only pages in certain areas instead of seeing all pages that might meet your search criteria.
As mentioned above, the default settings will work for most editors. However, since there are so many options to choose from, it would be difficult in a single article to go into detail on each one; therefore, we encourage you change items that pique your interest and see what happens.
If you have made changes but decide to change back to the former setting and cannot remember what you changed, click on "Restore all default settings" at the bottom of each page next to "Save" button. This will restore all original settings for the page you are on that were in place when you first came to the Wiki. This will, of course, remove all the changes you have made--even those you want to keep.