When editing an article on A Wheel of Time Wiki, there is a small field labeled "Edit summary" under the main edit-box. It looks like this:
The text written here, up to 200 characters, will appear on the Recent changes page, in the page revision history, on the diff page (for comparing revisions), and in the watchlists of users who are watching that article. See m:Help:Edit summary for full information on this feature.
You might find text in this box enclosed in /* and */ marks even before you entered anything, which should be the title of the section that you edited if you used the section editing feature. (E.g. /* Guidelines */ would be there if you edited the Guidelines section of this page.) Add your summary after this text. You may want to check the help available on section titles in edit summaries for more details.
Provide an edit summary is one of A Wheel of Time Wiki's (proposed) Policies. Even a short summary is better than no summary. Accurate summaries help people decide whether it is worthwhile for them to check a change. Summaries often pique the interest of users with an expertise in the area. This may not be as necessary for "minor changes", but "fixed spelling" or at least "typo" would be nice even then. If there is text enclosed in /* and */ already there (which, again, denotes a section title), leave that and add your summary after this text.
When uploading an image one should supply an upload summary. Please see Uploading images for full information on this feature.
Use of edit summaries in disputes Edit
If a content dispute develops, proper use of edit summaries is critical. Edit summaries should accurately and succintly summarize the nature of the edit, especially if it may be controversial; if the edit involves reverting previous changes, it should be marked as a revert in the edit summary. In controversial situations, avoid using edit summaries to carry on debates or negotiation over the content or to express opinions of the other users involved. Doing this may actually exacerbate the situation, because it naturally encourages the other party to respond in the same manner - in other words, by making an edit and using the edit summary - and what might have been productive dialogue instead becomes an edit war. In these situations, it is better to discuss changes to article content on the Help:Talk page. In non-controversial cases, it is occasionally workable to negotiate changes using edit summaries, but it is still important to describe the edit in the summary. I
Sometimes it is acceptable to use an abbreviation in the edit summary to make known what you are doing. Some common examples follow:
revert to older version
made redirect page
created new page
disambiguated link/made disambiguation page
add(describe/summarize new material)
delete(describe/summarize deleted material)
moved page or section(give destination/source)
explanation on associated talk page
added wiki markup/wikilinks to existing page
spelling correction(helpful to note what was corrected)