Difference between revisions of "Wikitravel:Using discussion pages"
Revision as of 07:37, 4 November 2010
Every article on Wikitravel has an associated talk page for discussing that article. Talk pages are not chat boards or comment areas; they're for coordinating editorial decisions, suggesting new material that should be considered, and generally collaborating on making a great article. For questions, comments, or personal stories about a destination or topic, check out Wikitravel Extra.
If you have new information for an article, by all means plunge forward and edit that page. But if there are multiple people working on an article, it can help to use the talk page to divide up tasks and hammer out differences.
Will the shops in Ho Ch Minh City be closed during the lunar new year?
User talk pages
The discussion page for a user page is special; it's called a user talk page. You can use user talk pages to leave someone in particular a personal message. Don't forget that they're publicly accessible, and anyone can read them. Try to keep discussions about a particular article on that article's talk page, too. Will the shops in HCM's city be closed during the Lunar New Year?
If you have something to discuss about Wikitravel as a whole, the Wikitravel:Travellers' pub is a good place to put your comments. You can also add a talk-page style note to the Logbook by clicking on "Today's Log" in the left-hand nav bar.
Requests for comment
If you think an issue needs more attention, you can add it to the requests for comment page to get more attention on it.
There are some points of etiquette in using talk pages that have built up over the years. Here are a few: