Every page, that is not itself a talk page, has (potentially) an associated talk page in the corresponding talk namespace.
- Talk pages for regular articles are used to discuss changes to the article.
- User talk pages are used to leave messages for a particular user. "You have new messages" is automatically displayed on all pages that the user views, until the user talk pages is viewed by the user.
Please sign your posts on talk pages. Use
--~~~~ (two dashes followed by four tildes) to produce e.g. "--Gamify 06:33, 23 August 2011 (EDT)".
We are using a special version of the Talk page, powered by the MediaWiki extension LiquidThreads. It allows for threaded conversations which we believe is more effective in communicating than the traditional talk pages. Details on the extension can be found here: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:LiquidThreads.
Use the full page name
When discussing the name of the page or discussing merging it with another page, always mention the current page name: after renaming (moving) a page with its talk page, references to "this page name" would not make sense.
Quickly posting new discussions
- Hint: The "new section" feature also works on other than talk pages; there's just no link for it. Use the url directly, e.g. http://gamification.org/w/index.php?title=Sandbox&action=edit§ion=new. Click the tab and then append "§ion=new" to the resulting URL!
What differentiates a talk page from a regular page?