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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.
--[[User:Jasri|Jasri]] 00:36, 7 December 2006 (EST)[Need a Tour Guide?]--[[User:Jasri|Jasri]] 00:36, 7 December 2006 (EST)
If you have new information for an article, by all means [[Wikitravel:plunge forward|plunge forward]] and [[Wikitravel:how to edit a page|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.
==Talk page formatting==
Welcome to Travel to Malaysia...Visit Malaysia
Just contact me Jasri Kassim
Spoken language:Bahasa Melayu,English and Arabic Language
You can get to the talk page for an article by clicking on the '''discussion''' tab when reading an article.
[['''Visit Malaysia''']]-Travelling,Touring,Ticketing,Accommondation and Transportation.
You edit talk pages just like editing any other page in Wikitravel; see [[Wikitravel:how to edit a page|how to edit a page]] for instructions. When using talk pages, add new paragraphs '''at the bottom of the page'''.
If there are already conversations going on on that page, it can help to '''add a new heading''', like this:
==Names in Chinese==
</nowiki> that there's a visual distinction between topics of discussion.
You should '''sign your posts''' on talk pages, so people know who they're talking to. You can use three tildes ("<nowiki>~~~</nowiki>") for just your user name, or four tildes ("<nowiki>~~~~</nowiki>") for your user name and the time and date. Unless there's a good reason, use the four-tilde signature.
'''Responses''' to other people's talk '''should be indented'''. You can use a colon ("<nowiki>:</nowiki>") at the beginning of a paragraph to indent that paragraph. Responses to responses should be indented twice (two colons); responses to responses to responses get indented three times. Hopefully we don't get that much farther in a discussion, but if so, well, continue in that pattern.
==User talk pages==
The discussion page for a [[Wikitravel:user page help|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.
==Travellers' pub==
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 [[Wikitravel:Logbook|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 [[Wikitravel:requests for comment|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:
* Unlike everything else in Wikitravel, it's considered bad form to change someone else's posts on a talk page -- even to correct spelling or grammar.
* It's usually perfectly OK, though, to change something ''you'' wrote on a talk page, for any reason. If you made spelling or grammatical errors, feel free to change them.
* If, in the heat of the moment, you said something you regret, go ahead and change that, too.
* Conversely, [[MeatBall:ForgiveAndForget|ForgiveAndForget]] when someone changes a nasty comment to something more civil and productive.
* As an exception, it's impolite to remove a comment if someone's responded to it. It makes them look ridiculous.
* In general, conversations aren't deleted from talk pages but are instead archived when they are old or no longer relevant.  To archive discussions simply create a new page such as [[User talk:Mypage/Archive]] and copy the old discussions to it.
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Revision as of 05:40, 7 December 2006

--Jasri 00:36, 7 December 2006 (EST)[Need a Tour Guide?]--Jasri 00:36, 7 December 2006 (EST)

Welcome to Travel to Malaysia...Visit Malaysia Just contact me Jasri Kassim Tel:+600163914693 Spoken language:Bahasa Melayu,English and Arabic Language

'''Visit Malaysia'''-Travelling,Touring,Ticketing,Accommondation and Transportation.