Help:Edit summary

  • an edit summary is a brief explanation of an edit to a wikipedia page. when you edit a page, there is a small text entry field labeled edit summary located under the main edit box and above the publish changes button:

    edit summary (briefly describe your changes)

     

    this is a minor edit watch this page

    by publishing changes, you agree to the terms of use, and you irrevocably agree to release your contribution under the cc by-sa 3.0 license and the gfdl. you agree that a hyperlink or url is sufficient attribution under the creative commons license.

    publish changes show preview show changes cancel

    it is good practice to fill in the edit summary field, or add to it in the case of section editing, as this helps others to understand the intention of your edit. edit summaries are displayed in lists of changes (such as page histories and watchlists), and at the top of diff pages.

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An edit summary is a brief explanation of an edit to a Wikipedia page. When you edit a page, there is a small text entry field labeled Edit summary located under the main edit box and above the Publish changes button:

Edit summary (Briefly describe your changes)

 

This is a minor edit Watch this page

By publishing changes, you agree to the Terms of Use, and you irrevocably agree to release your contribution under the CC BY-SA 3.0 License and the GFDL. You agree that a hyperlink or URL is sufficient attribution under the Creative Commons license.

Publish changes Show preview Show changes Cancel

It is good practice to fill in the edit summary field, or add to it in the case of section editing, as this helps others to understand the intention of your edit. Edit summaries are displayed in lists of changes (such as page histories and watchlists), and at the top of diff pages.