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Every wiki page has an associated talk page which can be used for discussion and communicating with other users. Talk pages can be accessed by clicking the Discussion link at the top right of the main section. Simply edit the page as normal to add your comment.

As with any wiki page, you can edit it, link to it, and view the editing history.

Editing conventions on talk pages

Having discussions on a free-form wiki page will seem strange at first. It helps if everyone follows some simple editing conventions:

  • Always sign your name after your comments. Use the four tildes '~~~~' wiki syntax (or the toolbar button) For more information see Help:Signatures
  • Start a new discussion with a ==level 2 heading== at the bottom of the page (or use the '+' tab)
  • Indent replies with colons (':') at the beginning of the line.

User Talk pages

A "user talk page" is a talk page associated with somebody's "user page" (See Help:User Page) This is a place to leave messages for a particular wiki user.

This can function as a kind of messaging system. Users receive a prominent notification when new messages have been left on their talk page. They may be notified by email as well, although this cannot always be relied upon (since the email notification feature must be activated by supplying a valid email address, and clicking a confirmation link). If you don't get a response to your user talk page message, try looking for other contact details which they may have supplied on their user page.

Note that the messages are not private, and others can join in the conversation.

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