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Special pages are pages that have no wikitext, but are generated by the software on demand. They are found in the "Special:" namespace. It is not possible to make a redirect to a special page, or to create normal pages beginning with the "Special:" prefix.

Special pages often take arguments. Sometimes these can be supplied after a slash (as in Special:Log/block); in other cases an index.php call is used, as in Also the content of some special pages depends on preferences that have been set by the user, e.g. classic or enhanced Recent Changes, the number of titles in Recent Changes and the watchlist, etc.

Some information is generated by toolserver rather than by special pages. See Physicswiki:Database reports.

Modifying special pages

Although special pages are not themselves editable, they generally contain standard text which is modifiable (although only by administrators). This text is contained in pages in the Physicswiki namespace. To find the right portion of text, see Special:AllMessages. To propose a modification, leave an {{edit protected}} request on the talk page of the relevant Physicswiki page. An administrator will make the change if it seems appropriate.

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Restricted special pages

The following pages can be accessed only by users with certain privileges.


The following special pages are stored, but are not currently updated.

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