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re: Teahouse vs Talk

Can someone please clearly compare, & contrast Wikipedia:Talk_page pages with Wikipedia:Teahouse discussions of Wikipedia topics. The descriptions of both are complex, and perhaps confusing, as I have been rebuked for using the Talk tab to discuss & suggest changes to a topic, but without reference or links to any specific comparison & distinction between the appropriate use of each. The basis that I understand for using the Wikipedia:Teahouse is that some (?all) reviewers / maintainers, find it easier to scan recent additions to a single page rather than Talk throughout Wikipedia. If so, perhaps that explanation should be added/linked to both pages & the Talk page template.
Wikidity (talk) 19:25, 8 November 2016 (UTC)

I was blocked. I was not intentionally trying to break rules. Please restore me back. I am still learning.Ytteb1015 (talk) 21:30, 25 August 2017 (UTC)ytteb1015 Ytteb1015 (talk) 21:30, 25 August 2017 (UTC)


I'd like to replace the indentation section with a shorter explanation. I think indentation is better explained at Wikipedia:indentation than it is here. Moreover, I believe a shorter explanation is much less intimidating to new editors (who are the primary target of this page). I propose an explanation similar to that of or Wikipedia: the missing manual. It would look like this:

Would anyone object? Atón (talk) 09:58, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

I see there are no objections so I've implemented the proposal. Atón (talk) 07:18, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
I've re-added the information about blank lines causing problems for accessibility. —Sangdeboeuf (talk) 04:09, 29 March 2017 (UTC)
I've corrected the typos (where you had put "intended" instead of "indented"). --David Biddulph (talk) 14:23, 11 April 2017 (UTC)

Mobile users

SmokeyJoe wrote Counting colons, when there are more than four or five, and remembering how many colons when the preceding post is more than three lines, is hard [1] in reply to my question as to why it is hard to get wp:string right when editing from a 'phone.

This may explain why they and many other users mis-string, with I think increasing regularity.

Do our guidelines need a tweak? This problem can be predicted to snowball with time, IMO. Andrewa (talk) 17:22, 30 June 2017 (UTC)

I think the WP:Flow scars are still to heal. --SmokeyJoe (talk) 01:40, 5 July 2017 (UTC)

Using VisualEditor on talk pages

As far as I know, it is not yet possible to edit Wikipedia talk pages without writing markup code. There was a project called WP:Flow that was supposed to make talk pages more user-friendly, but it was canceled last year. Will it someday be possible to edit talk pages using VisualEditor instead? Jarble (talk) 19:54, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

Requested move 3 September 2017

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: move. Will request implementation at WP:RM/TR (non-admin closure) TonyBallioni (talk) 19:29, 12 September 2017 (UTC)

Help:Using talk pagesHelp:Talk pages – Unnecesarily specific title name. The article are about talk pages and how to use them. By being in the "Help" namespace, the verb-fication of the title is retundant. I can fix it myself in a few days if no-one objects.(should have read the rules) Gaioa (talk) 15:36, 3 September 2017 (UTC)

  • Support per nom. Other help pages are just titled using the noun they describe. – Train2104 (t • c) 03:39, 7 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Strong support. From Wikipedia:Help namespace: These pages contain information intended to help use Wikipedia or its software. Help use. The fact that it is in the Help namespace already suggests that it is about using something. — Mr. Guye (talk) (contribs)  19:24, 7 September 2017 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

Tricky aspects of indenting

@Mandruss: Numbering editors in the order in which they are displayed on the page (diff) avoids the issue of what should happen when another editor wants to reply to the second comment. I don't particularly care what the guideline says because it is pretty irrelevant for how things are done—I have tried to explain indenting to a few good editors who simply don't get it and never will. However, the example should tackle the tricky issue. If I were making the tricky comment, I would insert it as shown in the example if the comments were fairly brief and it wasn't a highly active page like ANI. If those conditions did not apply, I would probably add my new reply at the bottom with some reference to the comment I was replying to. These considerations are probably a bit advanced for the guideline, but an example with everything numbered in ascending order makes it appear that the comments were added in that order, despite the timestamps which currently show Editor 3 as being after Editor 4 which is a bit strange. Johnuniq (talk) 02:38, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

See your point, self-reverted. ―Mandruss  02:40, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Khurshid Eqbal

The page Khurshid Eqbal was deleted un-necessarily. I highly object. Khurshid Eqbal is a well known writer, translator, poet and editor. He has written several books in Urdu language. Bihar and Uttar Pradesh state Governments have awarded him for his literary works. Then why that page was deleted?ShaguftaYasmin (talk) 13:12, 20 October 2017 (UTC)