User contributions pages list the edits that a particular user has made. The My Contributions link at the top of Planipedia will show your own contributions.
Checking your contributions is useful to refresh your memory about which pages you have worked on (and to easily access these again), but can also be used to find out whether there have been any subsequent edits. This makes it possible to "watch" pages even if you haven't put them on your Watchlist. Other users' user contribution pages can also be accessed and are useful for seeing how other users have contributed. They can be used to track down vandals, copyright violations, etc.
Planipedia encourages all users to contribute their skills and knowledge to the Planipedia community. To be a successful worldwide source on financial planning information, we need the diversity and value you add to this collective project. If you are a registered user, you will have a contribution score calculated from the edited and added pages in the My Contributions log. This contribution score gives you a simplified estimate of your long-term and short-term assistance to Planipedia. If your contribution is high, you may be awarded the User of the Month status and gain special administrative rights to Planipedia.
Accessing User Contribution Pages
Accessing your own user contributions page To access your own user contributions page if you are a logged-in user, click my contributions. This is displayed either at the top of the page, or on the left hand side. If you are not logged in and want to access the user contributions page of your current IP address, type "Special:Mycontributions" into the search box and press Go.
Accessing another user's contributions page If the user has an account (username): bring up the user page and click User contributions on the left hand side. If the user has no login name, put the IP address in the search box and press Go.
Using the Contributions Page
Edits are shown from newest to oldest. Each edit takes up one line which shows: time & date, the page name and the edit summary, the username or IP of the contributor etc.
- (hist) takes you to the page history, so you can see all edits made to that page.
- (diff) takes you to a diff page showing the changes between that edit and the previous edit version.
- m stands for minor edit (small corrections to a page).
- An edit summary is the text the user wrote in the edit summary box (below the edit box). If an edit summary begins with an arrow link and grey text, the user has only edited a section of the page (named in the grey text). The black text is a standard edit summary and is added by the user.
- (top) signifies that the edit is the current revision. The page is as the user last saved it.
You can select a namespace to filter your results. For example, to see only templates select Template from the drop down list and press Go.