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A talk page is a special Powerbase page containing discussion about the contents of its associated "subject" page.

To view the talk page of an article, click on the 'Discussion' link at the top of the page. When you are in the talk page, clicking on 'project page' at the top of the page will take you back to the main article.

Some guidelines relating to etiquette on talk pages should also be followed.

On Powerbase, the primary purpose of a talk page is to help to improve the contents of the main page.

Questions, challenges, excised text (for example: information without a source. See referencing and sourcing for more info on this), arguments relevant to changing the text, and commentary on the main page are all fair play.

Your user page has a talk page as well, and that one has some special features. To find you user talk page, follow the link at the top right of a page next to your user name. If edits are made to your talk page by others, a message will appear the next time you're logged in to Powerbase to notify you. These pages can be used for occasional personal communication among users; but note that these pages are public. If you want to communicate privately, use e-mail.

A few community standards do apply to talk pages: for example, comments grow by adding text to the bottom of the existing discussion, so readers can follow the discussion chronologically.

Unlike the articles themselves, comments on talk pages should be signed by their author. The software even makes that easy by letting you type in --~~~~, which will be turned into your user name along with the date and time you signed it. This is done by clicking on the signature icon at the top of the editing box. What you get (when you've saved the page) will look something like this...

--Lynn Hill 14:36, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

If you want to reply to a message left for you, simply click on the person's signature (their name that shows up in blue as above), then click on their discussion tab at the top of the page. Don't forget to sign the message you leave too.