Using the Talk/Discussion Feature

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Every page and article of this Boxing Encyclopedia has a navigational link labelled "Talk," "Discussion" or "Discuss this page" -- depending on how your preferences are set and what "skin" you are using. (Click the "Preferences" link for more information on this.) It can be found at the very top of every page, immediately to the right of the "page" link (or "file" link, if you are looking at an image.) "Discussion" is the more common designation for this link.

The "Discussion" section of each page is where you can send a message to any of your fellow Boxing Encyclopedia members, by going to their User page and clicking their "Talk" link. More commonly, you use this "Discussion" link/page to post questions, make comments and suggestions, and so forth, on how to improve any page in this Encyclopedia. See here [1] for the main Wikipedia's guidelines.

Note, however, that a fight page (either its main page or its "discussion" page) is not the place to post your personal thoughts or comments of a particular bout. (For example, "Smith was robbed!" or "Controversial decision." Or "I was there and had a great time!") Such comments should instead be posted in the BoxRec Forum.

If you are the very first person to go to a page's "Discussion" page, you will find an empty text window. You will also see a plus (+) sign next to the "edit" link. Clicking on that will allow you to add a title to your message. After you have written something in the text window and saved it, by clicking the "Save page" button below that text-editing window, all subsequent visitors to that "Discussion" page will be able to add on to your message.

Finally, please be sure to include your "signature" to the end of your message, preferably by clicking on the "signature" button above the text box (that tab is the "button icon" the second from the right. It looks like this: Button sig.png ), or by manually typing four tildas at the end of your message: ~~~~

(When you are in an editing window, there is a row of icons/buttons immediately above the window that you use to create various things. From left to right, these buttons are: (create) bold font, italic font, internal link, external link, level 2 headline, embedded image, media link file, mathematical formula, "no wiki" text, signature, and horizontal line. Click on the "signature" button to add your signature.) The handy thing about a "signature" is that it provides an automatic link to the Editor/signer's personal wiki page, allowing people to communicate easily with that signer about what the signer had written on another wiki page. Further, once you enter a message in the "Talk/Discussion" section of an Editor's page, that will also automatically create a notice to the Editor that someone has messaged him/her.