CreationWiki offers a collection of special pages and tools to keep track of what is going on in the site. So you can watch for example:
- The revision history: all changes made to one page
- Recent changes to all pages
- Changes to specific pages
- Browse newly created pages
- Recent changes "related-to" specific pages (Related changes)
- Contributions of one specific user (User contributions)
- Main Article: Help:Recent changes
Recent Changes is a special page that displays all edits, file uploads, page moves, deletions and other actions done in the wiki. In the menu on top it offers a collection of links to customize your display: limit the number of changes shown, the number of days or restrict it to edits to a certain namespace. You can also hide edits marked as minor (don't forget that major changes can be flagged by a user as minor anyway).
This feature is accessible at Special:RecentChanges.
- Main Article: Help:Watchlist
A watchlist is limited to showing changes to pages users have identified as “watched” pages. You can see the watchlist display by clicking “my watchlist” link. The watchlist feature is mainly useful on a very busy wiki where the “Recent changes” display becomes too “high traffic.” Typically you would watch pages related to your interest areas, and also pages where your care most about the content. If you make a significant edit to a page, you might chose to watch the page, to see if there are any follow-up edits for example. Note that there is a “Watch this page” tickbox provided on the editing screen for this purpose.
On the watchlist display, some page name appear in bold. This indicates whether or not you have visited the page to see the change. It's a bit like read/unread emails in an email inbox. The “Recent changes” display will also have some new bold highlighting, but for a different reason. Here bold is just indicating edits to pages on your watchlist.