The recent changes page lists the recent edits published on the wiki.
The options toggle which pages are shown. The first set changes how many edits are shown: a limit to the number of edits shown and a limit to the age of the edits shown can both be modified. The next set can hide some edits: Minor edits are edits that are marked by an editor as being a small change: a grammar fix or the like; bot edits are edits made by users marked as bots (these are hidden by default); anonymous edits are edits made by unregistered editors; logged-in edits are edits made by registered users; patrolled edits are edits marked as acceptable by staff; "My edits" are edits made by the user viewing the recent changes. The results can also be filtered by namespace.
The edits themselves are shown below. They are sorted by time; the newest are at the top. Each row contains the following items: a link to a diff page, a link to the page's history, a link to the page, and the time the edit was made, the change in a page's size, a link to the editor who made the edit, and a few links relating to the editor, a description of the edit including a possible section the edit was made in.
List of abbreviations
Before the page name, there may also be a few letters. N signifies that an edit created a new page. m signifies that the edit was marked as a minor edit. b signifies that an edit was made by a bot. (±123) signifies the page size changed by number of bytes. ! (only seen on the Administrator interface), signifies that an edit is yet to be patrolled by an administrator.