Help talk:Administrators' guide

Monitoring recent changes

Need some clarification in the section "Monitor recent changes," down in the listed items, it's written to mark the page as patrolled before making an edit (so we don't forget), then a couple of items down it says to not mark our own edits as patrolled, let someone else patrol them.

And while I'm here, I've noticed the red "!" marks in the watchlist changes. What do they indicate? Patrolled vs. non-patrolled?

Also, while looking at a log earlier this morning (sorry, I can't remember exactly what I was looking at -- might have been a new articles log), anyway they were listed with some of them marked as "white" and others as "yellow." What did that indicate?

--Ronni 13:27, 19 April 2007 (MDT)

As for the question of monitoring your own changes, it makes more sense if you think of the changes as being patrolled and not the page itself. Before "making an edit" (fixing another user's mistake), patrol the edit made by the user that contains the mistake. Then, after making your edit, do not mark your changes as patrolled, so that other administrators can learn from the kind of corrections you are making. I'll check out the Administrators' guide and see if I can make that more clearly understood.
The red exclamation point indicates that the changes are unpatrolled.
I'm not sure about the yellow shading around the new articles. I see it on my mac, but I talked to Dallan and it doesn't show up that way on his pc. Are you using a mac? Dallan said that any markings like that can be ignored and probably do not indicate anything but the uniqueness of macs. :)
Christian, --Wrhelp 14:18, 19 April 2007 (MDT)
Thanks for the explanation on when to mark an edit. Makes perfect sense. And nope, not using a mac, not yet anyway. :) --Ronni 14:37, 19 April 2007 (MDT)
No problem. I really have no idea why we get the yellow shading. I suppose we can just be thankful for the bright color... If you have any other questions, feel free to leave a message on my user talk page. You could also ask Dallan, but he's pretty busy and I can just ask him if I don't know an answer. Christian --Wrhelp 14:57, 19 April 2007 (MDT)