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Make talk pages more discoverable
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Description

This task is about raising new and potential editors' awareness of talk pages, and the conversations within them, that shape the content they are reading and might want to edit.

Approaches / Ideas

  • Expose the number of conversations happening on a talk page somewhere on the article/user/template/etc. page to which the talk page is attached.
  • Consider revising the Talk link that appears when viewing subject pages to be more action-oriented.

Background

  • People not experienced with editing Wikipedia have low awareness of talk pages, and the conversations that happen within them, that shape the content they read on Wikipedia.

Past efforts

Hebrew Wikipedia
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At some point, a "Tip" was added to the site's sidebar drawing peoples' attention to talk pages. via @alexhollender