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    A list of all recently edited entries can be seen at Recently Revised. But that list tends to contain lots of minor changes: it's not easy to spot the important ones. So, if you feel people's attention should be drawn to some changes you make, then please mention them here. This way the rest of us can spot them, so we can learn what you know — and maybe make further improvements!

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    Formatting differences

    If you want to use the formatting style from the Lab, then be sure to select the ‘Markdown+Itex’ radio button. (You should only have to do this once if you make an account.) Some important contrasts:

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    Comments on posts

    We used to log latest changes on a special page on the Lab itself. One motivation for the move was to allow conversations to take place where they won't get lost. So in addition to making a new post for your own changes, you can also comment upon other people's changes by replying to their posts. (When you read their post, there should be a box at the bottom for you to put in your reply comment, such as the box at the bottom of this discussion.) Don't forget that others may reply to your posts too!

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    Feeds

    Another motivation for the change was to allow RSS and ATOM feeds for latest changes. You can email Andrew Stacey if you want help. Of course, it is optional.

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    You don't need an account to post to the Latest Changes category in the Forum, so you don't have to jump an extra hurdle to post your changes. However, you might want one! Here's why:

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