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This page is for sharing useful tips on using the site. (Note that on this page, NPOV is not required and comments should be signed and dated.)

Recent changes page[edit]

Check for discussion[edit]

I think most users follow the Recent changes page to get a sense for what's currently going on. Sometimes I like to set the parameters manually beyond the bounds listed (last last 30 days and 500 edits). For example, this is how to view the last 60 days and last 1000 edits. --RobertC 19:25, 12 Apr 2006 (UTC)

Different views[edit]

If you're not checking the site very often, I think choosing the "threaded discussions" option is very convenient. Go to preferences (from the menu at the top right of each page), choose "Recent changes and stub display," then check the "Enhanced recent changes" option. --RobertC 19:25, 12 Apr 2006 (UTC)

RSS feed[edit]

A good way to keep track of recent changes is to subscribe to the rss feed at: [1]. (The automatic feed detector in my Maxthon browser doesn't work for this page—for some reason it inserts an extra "/" before "Special"....) --RobertC 19:25, 12 Apr 2006 (UTC)

Short-cuts and new windows[edit]

In Micrsoft Internet Explorer, I find opening new windows (by holding the shift-key down as I click on a link) to be a very handy feature. I esp. like doing this inside the scripture window to quickly jump to scripture searches at (the "Search Options" link is at the very top inside the scripture window). --RobertC 19:25, 12 Apr 2006 (UTC)

Blue discussion pages[edit]

Sometimes there are some really interesting thoughts and insights posted on the discussion pages. You can quickly tell if the discussion has any comments on it by noticing if it's red or blue (red indicates an empty page). --RobertC 19:25, 12 Apr 2006 (UTC)

Chapter transclusions[edit]

When studying an entire chapter with only sparse commentary, I like to look at the chapter transclusions to quickly see if there is any commentary posted regardig that chapter. (To find the transclusions, go to the book you're studying on the left, then click the chapter, then you'll see the "view entire chapter" option at the bottom. For example look for this link at the bottom of the page for Genesis 1.) --RobertC 19:25, 12 Apr 2006 (UTC)