|This page documents an English Wikipedia behavioral guideline.|
|This page in a nutshell: Talk pages are for improving the encyclopedia, not for expressing personal opinions on a subject or an editor.|
|If you want to ask a question, please see the Wikipedia:Questions page for guidance.|
The purpose of a page's associated talk page (accessible via the talk or discussion tab) is to provide space for editors to discuss editing that page. Article talk pages should not be used by editors as platforms for their personal views on a subject. When talk pages in other namespaces (including userspace) are used for discussion and communication between users, discussion should be directed solely toward the improvement of the encyclopedia.
The guidelines below reinforce the prime values of talk pages: communication, courtesy, and consideration. They apply not only to article discussion pages but everywhere editors interact, such as deletion discussions and noticeboards.