The Talk Page is a feature that every other page has. Simply clicking the "discussion" link at the top of any page will access it. Talk pages are a way of communication among editors.
How to properly use talk pages
- Sign your comments with four ~'s at the end of each post (~~~~). The system will automatically add your username and exact time of which you posted.
- Add most recent comments to the bottom of the page.
- If responding to someone's post, add an indent ( a colon, which is a :) to show that you're responding to a specific post. When responding to someone's response, add another indent, and so on.
- If you want to be taken seriously, make your comments thought out and polite; inappropriate language will not be tolerated.
- Remember that comments on talk pages can be picked up by Google and other search engines, and are available under the CC BY-SA, so keep that in mind when you write.
- If you are bringing up a new topic, make a new section to discuss it under so it is not confused with a different discussion (where necessary).
- To make a new header, do: ==<topic>==
Commenting to mainspace articles, or simply, "normal" pages, is to be used to discuss the article quality or actions done to the article. Say for example A reverted B's edit. The talk page should be used to discuss why B's edit was bad enough to be reverted (with the exception of vandalism).
Do not add comments saying "X is my favorite character" or "This game rocks". That is what the Forums are for.
User talk pages
These are used to talk directly to a user about their actions, opinions, or to ask a question. These are accessed by going to the user's userpage and clicking the discussion tab much like a normal article. Try to avoid off wiki topics; that is what the forums, or the IRC is for.
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