AHWiki:Talk pages

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A talk page is a space for editors to discuss improvements to articles and other pages. Talk pages are named the same as their associated pages, the only difference being that they have "Talk:" before their name.

For example, there is one page called "Australia", which contains the article on the continent of Australia. There is also a page called Talk:Australia, where discussion occurs about possible improvements to the article page.

Important notes[edit]

  • Article talk pages should not be used by editors as a platform for their personal views, nor for casual conversation. Article talk pages are only to be used for discussing improvements to their associated pages.
  • If no one has ever used a particular talk page before, the link to it will appear red. You can still use the page; This just means that you are the first person to use it, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.
  • Posting similar messages to more than a few users' talk pages, for example to solicit a certain action, is very strongly discouraged.
  • You should sign and date your contributions on all talk pages by typing four tildes: (~~~~), which will yield this: Username 19:36, 10 January 2006 (UTC). See Help:Automatic conversion of wikitext for more information.

Accessing a talk page[edit]

To access a talk page, look for a tab or a link labeled talk, discussion, or discuss this page. These tabs or links will be found either at the top of the page or on the left hand side (near edit this page).

The name of a standard talk page is "Talk:" plus the article's title. For example, the talk page of the article the P-47 is Talk:P-47. For page types other than articles, "talk" is added after the page type. For example, the talk page associated with a user page (User:JohnDoe) will look like User talk:JohnDoe.

To go back to the article page once you're at its talk page, use the tab labeled "article" in the upper-left. For pages other than articles, this tab may say something different, like "user page" or "project page".

You have new messages[edit]

After someone else edits your user talk page, the alert "You have new messages" is automatically displayed on all pages you view until you view your user talk page.