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The Action buttons are located at the top of each article and provide access to the standard tools concerning an article.


The Action buttons tabs

From left to right:

  1. Page: the standard view of an article displays the text as it appears in its current form (also known as read mode).
  2. Discussion: also known as "talk". This opens an article's discussion page.
  3. Edit: access to the Editor which is used to create new or edit existing articles.
  4. History: access to the version history of an article
  5. Watch: allows a user to add the article to his/ her Watchlist


The Page tab is the standard read mode, whenever you open an article page this is the view you will start with.

An article in "Page" mode


The purpose of the Discussion page is to serve as the article's discussion page where any problems, questions, remarks etc. can be posted.

Clicking on the Discussion tab opens the article's discussion page (also known as "talk" page, not to be confused with a User talk page). If the inscription of tab is coloured red this simply means that no discussion page has yet been created - but every user can do so if necessary. Clicking on not yet existing pages automatically opens the Editor to create the Discussion page.

A not yet existing Discussion page with automatically opened Editor

If a Discussion page for this article already exists, it will open in standard read mode:

A Discussion page in read mode

To post on already existing discussion pages the Editor has to be manually opened by clicking on "edit". Clicking on the "+" symbol next to "edit" will automatically generate a new section on the Discussion page:

Automatically generate a new section on an existing Discussion page

Do note that although they look almost identical (the "Discussion edit" has the "+" symbol next to it, the "Page edit" doesn't) this "edit" is not the same as the "edit" for the article itself. This is because you have activated the Discussion tab; if you want to edit the article itself and not its Discussion page, you first have to click on the Page tab again to reactivate the article.

For more information see here.


Clicking on the History tab will open the article's revision history. It shows the order in which changes were made to any editable Lexicanum page and the possibility to see the difference between any two versions. The page history contains a list of the page's previous revisions, including the date and time — in UTC by default — of each edit, the username of the user who made the change, and an optional edit summary that briefly describes or explains the change. A page history is sometimes also called version history or edit history.

An article's history

For more information on History pages see here.

Watch/ Unwatch

Clicking on the Watch tab will add the article and its Discussion page to your Watchlist. After adding them and being displayed the corresponding system message the Watch tab will be replaced by an Unwatch tab:

The article and its Discussion were added to your Watchlist, the "Unwatch" tab appears

Clicking the Unwatch tab will of course reverse this action:

The article and its Discussion have been removed from your Watchlist, the "Watch" tab reappears