This parent task represents the work with implementing new empty/non-created states for talk pages, across namespaces.
Currently, all links to non-existent talk pages behave like regular red links. This means that whenever someone clicks on a link to a talk page that has not yet been created, they will land in the full-page editor. [i][ii]
People who are new to using talk pages are likely to be confused by this experience considering:
- The current experiences does not offer people guidance about what they ought to use talk pages for
- The current experience does not offer people an explicit and clear way of starting a new conversation
- How should links to not-yet-created "Talk" / "Discussion" appear? Currently, they are red links.
- What should happen in cases where an empty talk page is "attached" to a user/project/template/article page that too has not yet been created?
Empty states by namespace
|User talk (3)||T274831|
|Your own talk page||T277329|
|All other talk (1, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 101, 119, 711, 829)||T274832|