The Preferences Page allows you to personalize some aspects of a WikiHealth article as well as customize some of the user features. The features that you select in your prefereces will apply on when you are logged in.
Identity and Password
Fields needing your information on the Preferences Page.
o Disable e-mail from other users
Your nickname (for signatures):
Retype new password:
o Remember password across sessions
* Real name (optional): if you choose to provide it this will be used
for giving you attribution for your work.
* Email (optional): Enables people to contact you through the website
without you having to reveal your email address to them, and it can be
used to send you a new password if you forget it.
Your Email Address
Providing your email address is optional. If you do, your email address will remain private and will not be displayed to any users on the site (even if they chose to email you.)
- By providing your email address you will be able to:
- Can have a new password emailed to you if you forget your password by checking the "mail me a new password" box on the log in screen.
- Can receive emails from other users who may have questions about your insights or article content.
- If you want to give us your email address, but do NOT want to receive emails from other users, check the "disable email from other users" box.
Account Log in Name, Nickname, Realname
- Account Log In Name: Your Account Log in name is your 'User Name' and is the name that is shows up in all Edit and History logs.
- Nickname: Your nickname shows up in the contribution page line at the bottom of a page that you have created or edited.
- Real Name: You also have the option of provided your real name; this is not released on the site unless you choose to enter it as your Account name or Real Name. Your real name will only provide helpful information for the WikiHealth administrator to track your contributions.
- To change your password, you need to enter your old password, and then your new password on the subsequent two lines.
- WikiHealth can remember your password accross sessions. Enabling this feature will place an HTTP cookie in your browser's cache which will allow WikiHealth to recognize you each time you come to the site. As a result, you will not have to log in each time you come to the site.
o Edit box has full width
o Show edit toolbar
o Show preview before edit box and not after it
o Add pages you edit to your watchlist
o Mark all edits minor by default
The Edit Toolbar
In most browsers, a toolbar with editing buttons can be displayed. WikiHealth has this set as your default setting. If you do not want to have the Wiki toolbar to show while using WikiHealth, un-check this option in the Edit tab of your preferences.
Position of Preview Tab
If you want to see the Preview of the article before the Edit box, select 'show preview before edit box and not after it'.
You can have all pages you edit added to your 'Watchlist'. If this option is selected, any articles that you create or modify will be automatically added to your watchlist without having to manually add it to your watchlist each time you create or edit an article.
Minor Edits by Default
This option automatically selects the "This is a minor edit" checkbox when you edit pages. If you select this, be cautious about conoting when edits are not minor. See the minor edits link to learn more about what defines a minor and major edit.
Server time is now: 06:34
Local time display: 08:34
* Enter number of hours your local time differs from server time (UTC).
You can set the time zone of your computer so that it matches the time of your home location. However, because it is within the Universal Time Code (UTC) reference, there will be consistency across time zones.
Setting your Time Zone and UTC
- The offset is the time difference between your time zone and the UTC. The time difference is the number of hours to be added or subtracted from the UTC.
- To get your pages to reflect your local time: click the "Fill in From my Browser" button. This time zone is used when calculating page timestamps.
- UTC time is applicable in:
- In the Upload log
- In referring to non-localized events, including things that happen on WikiHealth.
Recent Changes Display
Number of titles in recent changes:
o Hide minor edits in recent changes
o Enhanced recent changes (not for all browsers)
Threshold for stub display:
Before selecting your preferences for the 'Recent Changes' page, you should have an understanding of what the Recent Changes page does.
Number of Titles
You may select the number of changes which will be shown by default on the Recent Changes and Watchlist page. The default is set to 50.
Hiding minor edits in recent changes
Registered users may choose to mark edits as being minor. You may chose to have all minor edits hidden from your Recent Changes log. This is not an option on your 'Watchlist.'
Enhanced Recent Changes options
Most browsers allow you to do this. Here you are able to select if you want to group recent changes per day by article, display the titles of the edited articles in order from most recent (newest) to least recent (oldest) change.
Search result settings
Hits to show per page:
Lines to show per hit:
Characters of context per line:
Search in these namespaces by default:(Main)
- Hits to show per page: You may choose the number of results returned on each page of search results.
- Lines to show per hit is somewhat cryptic; specifying a number n means: "do not show any context if the search term occurs beyond line n in the page"; here a paragraph, as well as the blank line between two paragrahs, each count as one "line"; line breaks in the source, even when not affecting the lay-out of the page (and even when not directly visible in the edit box of the article), affect the line count. Setting the parameter to 5000 or more gives context for every occurrence.
- Characters of context per line: the number of characters of context per occurrence; however, the context is anyway restricted to the "line" (see above) it occurs in. To get the whole line, put a large number like 5000.
- Search in these namespaces by default:shows a list of all namespaces (not the same in all projects; also a useful indicator what MediaWiki version is used), allowing one to select which ones are searched by default.
Show hoverbox over wiki links
Format broken links like this (alternative: like this?).
Enable section editing via  links
Enable section editing by right clicking
Show table of contents
(for pages with more than 3 headings)
Disable page caching
- Show hoverbox over wiki links: This option determines whether a link title is put in the HTML code. The result depends on the browser: putting the mouse pointer over a link often displays this title in a hover box. If enabled, the link title is the page name in the case of an internal link, and the URL in the case of an external link.
- Underlined links: With most browser, text that has links is underlined or shown in a different color. You may request that links not be underlined, (although your browser may not respect this setting.) Normally, links that are not underlined can still be differentiated by the regular text by color.
- Format broken links like this. An internal link to a non-existing pages is automatically a link to the edit page.
By default the link label of [[b]] and [[a|b]] is "b", just like for links to existing pages. Alternatively the link label is a question mark inserted after "b", like this: The weather in London?. The appearance of the link is further determined by the style specified for css selectors "a.new" and "a.new:hover" (the example on the preferences page wrongly uses class="internal" for the question mark). Internal links to pages which do not yet exist currently appear on your browser like this: the weather in London. Normally, this is underlined and in red. With the trailing question mark link one can then not distinguish between a single word being linked or a phrase of more than one word, without pointing at the question mark with the cursor. Also, remember that the question mark does not mean that the information is uncertain.
- Justify paragraphs: If set, article paragraphs will be formatted to avoid jagged line endings. If unset, the paragraphs will be formatted as-is; (note, this is the default setting).
- Auto-number headings: This adds hierarchical outline-style numbering to headers in articles.
- Enable section editing via  links. This is set as the default option.
- Show table of contents (for articles with more than 3 headings)
- Disable page caching. This turns off page caching. This is useful if you're experiencing problems of seeing outdated versions of pages, but this comes at a cost of longer loading times.
If you want to change your username, it is recommended that you do this retroactively in the sense that your previous user contributions are recorded under the new name. Signatures are not changed and therefore will no longer match page histories of the talk pages concerned. However, you can edit signatures manually. Also other occurrences of your name on talk pages are not retroactively changed. The deletion log and the upload log are not altered.
Account deletion is not currently possible.
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