May 5, 2021 archive

TDYR 408 – What are Wikipedia Talk pages? How do they work?

If you go to the top of a Wikipedia article, there is a "Talk" tab in the upper left that brings you to the "Talk page" for an article. What is this Talk page for? How is it used? What happens on that page? In this episode, I talk about the role of Talk pages in enabling collaboration between editors to improve articles. I explain the various use cases and WHY you might want to look at Talk pages to understand more. I also discuss user talk pages and sending messages to other editors. More info at: See also episode 405 -