Every page has a talk page which can be used for discussion and communicating with other users. Talk pages can be accessed by clicking the Discussion tab at the top of the page. A talk page is actually very similar to any other wiki page so simply edit the page as normal to add your comment.
Rules for changing talk pages
Having discussions on a free-form wiki page will seem strange at first. It helps if everyone follows some simple rules:
- Always sign your name after your comments.
- 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.
Here is an example discussion, following the talk page rules:
|Wiki text||Formatted talk page|
More spiders information needed
This page has a lot of detail about the web, but I really dont understand a single word of it, and it doesn't mention the spider once -- Bob Smith 18:07, 26 August 1991 (UTC)
Having discussions on a wiki page will seem strange at first and it can get a little messy. However, as with other wiki pages, anyone can help with tidying up discussions.
Clearly we also have the opportunity to edit other people's comments. It is generally bad etiquette to modify somebody else's wording.
A talk page is actually very similar to any other wiki page, but it is separate from the main articles. As with any wiki page, you can edit it, link to it, and view the editing history.