Help:Talk pages

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Wikipedia has detailed guidance on the use of talk pages. See wikipedia:Help:Talk pages to learn more.

StructuredDiscussions[edit | edit source]

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main: Project:StructuredDiscussions

As of 2020-07-10, we're experimenting with "StructuredDiscusssions" (also known as "Flow"). This is a feature that Wikimedia Foundation is developing for English Wikipedia. See Project:StructuredDiscussions for more. -- unsigned comment -- Special:Contributions/RobLa - date/timestamp (in UTC, see Help:UTC timestamp): unknown - see history of "Help:Talk pages" for details

whoops, I forgot to sign my comment on July 10. As a reminder: it's only 4 tildes ("~~~~) to put both your user id and the date (in UTC). Like this -> RobLa (talk) 03:47, 15 July 2020 (UTC)

References[edit | edit source]

Anything that shows up wrapped with "<ref></ref>" will show up in one of the following sections:

  • The "Footnotes" section at the bottom of the page (if someone was kind enough to add that)
  • Wherever the <references/> tag is inserted on the page (if someone added that)
  • Someplace random, probably at the bottom of the page.

User:RobLa would like to make it a convention that we all add a "Footnotes" section to the bottom of the page.

All of the talk pages[edit | edit source]

These can be found at "Talk:" namespace.

One can put a list of all of the pages in the Talk: namespace onto a wiki page by adding the following wikitext: {{Special:PrefixIndex/Talk:}}

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

Some talk pages should have a "Footnotes" section (e.g. like this page has a "#Footnotes" section), especially if any comments use the "<references/>" tag. The "Footnotes" section needs the <references/> tag in order to collect the references scattered throughout the comments.