What is a discussion page?
The discussion page is generally a page for the verbal discussion about the article/the content page. The discussion page can be used to put forward text proposals, to explain or discuss changes.
When creating a new page a "Discussion" page will be automatically created along with it. Also each user has their own discussion page ("user talk"). It is always linked to the content page.
- Suggestions for text and format changes that oneself alone does not wish to/cannot implement.
- On protected pages (e.g. the Main Page) it is not possible to save changes in the code. In such case, on the discussion page suggestions for changes can be addressed.
- The discussion page of the contact page can be a way to address first support questions. Also, users can drop their usernames there to be contacted directly on their discussion page for help.
- The discussion page of the users can be used for direct communication.
Suggestions on discussion pages are particularly welcome!
Make an entry on a discussion page
Possibilty 1: Adding a topic
When you get to a discussion page, you can simply click "Add topic" to create a new question. Add a headline and your question and sign it with your signature.
Possibility 2: In normal edit mode
- Begin your entry with a headline of level 2:
==Headline==. The title sums up the topic.
- Write your entry.
- Attach your signature at the end of you entry.
When there are already entries:
- Always add new contributions at the end of the list.
- If you wish to comment an entry, add
:at the beginning of your entry. More comments follow with
::::etc. This causes an indentation of the comments. Always finish with your signature.
The signature can be generated in two ways:
Ask a question on a discussion page
Choose a descriptive topic heading. Make sure to include all relevant information and links to pages you're talking about into the text.
- Link to the relevant pages within the text (simply by using
- If you want to link to a certain "diff", a certain change/difference or an old version of a page, find the right link in the version history.
- For an older version of a page, click on the date of the version and use "Permanent link" in the sidebar to find the permanent link of the page.
- For a "diff", a difference between two pages, a certain change, choose the comparison between two versions and copy the diff link.
- You can upload screenshots at commons.tangowiki.org, if needed for clarification or in case of errors/bugs. You can also use an external temporary file storage system and point to these images.
- You can post code directly into the text, wrapping it within
<code>...</code>tags. (If this includes wiki executable markup and looks funny in the preview, try wrapping it within
- For lengthy code, either refer to the source code itself (and include your code with HTML escape characters
<!--...-->there) or use an external service like pastebin.com, that you can link to.