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How are talk pages used?

Watch this video if you'd like an overview of how to use talk pages.

Every page on Wikipedia has a talk page associated with it. This includes articles, user pages, and even sandbox pages. Click on the "Talk" tab in the upper left corner of any page to access the talk page.

A lot of discussion takes place on user talk pages and article talk pages. Wikipedians will want you to respond to messages left in these locations, and you can use them to leave messages for others.

You can leave an indented reply to someone else's message by beginning a line with one or more colons. Be sure to sign your messages with four tildes (~~~~) to mark it with your username and a timestamp.

:Leave an indented reply like this.--~~~~

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