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Some people seem to have developed a nasty habit of answering messages on user talk pages on completely separate user talk pages. This makes reading an entire conversation extremely difficult, and looks quite silly. See this for an example. It makes no sense at all, and breeds nothing but confusion. --Imp 23:49, 30 September 2006 (UTC)

  • I've noticed that too. It is a bit annoying, but after all, it is only a user talk page. That's my opinion anyway. -- beeurd talk 01:11, 1 October 2006 (UTC)
    • It is just courteous to respond on the other users talk page, however i usually copy it over to mine as well so you can read an entire conversation. Ugluk: Destroyer of Redlinks 01:14, 1 October 2006 (UTC)
      • Great you just had to pick that talkpage. I don't see the point that conversation was strictly between me and Promus Kaa. Jaina Solo(Goddess Stuff) 01:44, 1 October 2006 (UTC)
  • This is mainly done so that the "new messages" message pops up for the person whose page it's being written on. Though I prefer keeping conversations on a single talk page too, I completely understand why some would see it as more important for the intended recipient to see the notification than to ensure that the whole conversation is easily available for onlookers. jSarek 06:07, 1 October 2006 (UTC)
    • I understand, but i mean it just makes it harder for us to follow, which i suppose is a good thing since it is between the people in question.. Jedi Dude 10:29, 1 October 2006 (UTC)
      • I just go with what I've noticed the person I'm talking to prefers. I myself have no preference for one or the other.--Darth OblivionComlinkSith Emblem 16:21, 1 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Me neither. Lorth NeedaStriptease 19:37, 1 October 2006 (UTC)
    • I don't really see why responding to a message on another talk page should be called "a nasty habit". It is quite useful sometimes, especially when an urgent reply is requested. As long as you add a link, on your own talk page, to your response elsewhere, there shouldn't be a problem. Why exactly does this merit a forum discussion? As for publicly shaming Jaina Solo and Promus Kaa, is it really necessary for an admin to point fingers in order to get his point across? I have done the same thing, as has RMF and numerous other users.–SentryTalk 20:43, 1 October 2006 (UTC)
      • I'm still not sure exactly what the nasty habit is. The wording is confusing. However if you're talking about answering a query on the person's talk page, isn't that the point of the alert? Though I have to say looking at that page gave me a headache! (No offense Jaina & Promus Kaa, just a hundred small pictures of Jaina can do that to a person). Cull Tremayne 22:23, 1 October 2006 (UTC)
        • I think the catch is comments and replies are in different places. User A posting a comment on user B's talk page, then user B replying to that on user A's page. -Fnlayson 22:37, 1 October 2006 (UTC)
          • If you ask me, it's perfectly stylistic. Some users keep all their talk on their page, some reply on other's pages. Sometimes, when I'm doing a lot of edits and making queries, I don't remember what I've posted on whose page when I'm editing. Then I have to add the thing to my watchlist, and that gets tiresome and annoying. And why else would we have the little "new messages" box if for no other reason than for people to reply on other people's page. Most of the time, the stuff on the user talk pages doesn't concern anyone else, aside from fights, so who really gives a flip. "Nasty habit" is pure and simple overreaction. Atarumaster88 Jedi Order (Audience Chamber) 22:41, 1 October 2006 (UTC)
  • what is the point of this, isnt it just between the two people discussing something? Galactic Emperor Ugluk 22:40, 1 October 2006 (UTC)
    • Although I do think this is an overreaction, I do see Imp's point. As far as I'm concerned, it's a personal preference whether or not the conversations are conducted on two different pages. I like to keep mine all together for future reference and coherence, but others may not see it that way. StarNeptuneTalk to me! 22:56, 1 October 2006 (UTC)