Talk pages are an essential part of any Wiki. They allow discussion of an article, or to ask other users for help. But there are some certain guidelines to editing talk pages to make sure that it's done properly.
Modifying a Talk Page
Simply type in your text, then end it with --~~~~. This will automatically add a signature for you. DO NOT write over anyone else's comments or delete comments unless they are on your own user talk. After doing this, subsequent messages should add a : to the beginning of the message. This indents it. Further messages should add one more. So,
will generate the following:
This helps to make it clearer where one comment ends and where the next begins.
These pages are solely for the discussion of the article / template / etc. They are not for talking about the subject of the article, only the article itself.
- "I think that this part of the article is wrong." is acceptable discussion.
- "I think that Fox is cool." is not acceptable discussion.
User Talk Pages
These are to discuss things with another user, most commonly discussing various things about the Wiki. They function much like any other talk page - if someone contacts you, it's generally best to keep the conversation on the same talk page, instead of cross-posting between multiple talk pages. This keeps everything nice and organized.