User:Jtneill/WikiEducator/Questions and comments/LQT

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Talk pages & LQT

How can I just use normal/default MediaWiki Help:talk pages? (Perhaps I should use non-talk pages for more conventional MW-style talk instead? (e.g., as demonstrated here - Wiki reflections i.e., discussion on a mainspace page rather than its accompanying LQT talk page)

  • Past discussions on my user talk page seem to have been automatically archived? How can I prevent this and do manual archiving instead?
  • When someone has posted to my talk page, I get a notification box when on some pages, but not others? Even after I've been to read the message on the talk page, I still seem to get the notification box showing? When I click on the new messages link it takes me to SpecialNewmessages rather than my talk page? Basically, I'm confused about 'talk' is meant to work on this wiki.
  • Hi Jtneil -- WE uses a threaded discussion tool for our talk pages called LQT. There is divided opinion on the pros and cons of LQT versus the classic style talk page. --Wayne Mackintosh 02:16, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
    • Thanks for this reply; I guess count me in the con votes for LQT (is there somewhere to discuss this further?) - for me, LQT is messy and confusing and is one of the reasons I mostly adopting WV over WE. -- Jtneill - Talk 04:20, 6 June 2008 (UTC)
      • Fair comment -- some folk like LQT others don't. It does have numerous benefits which many WE's find useful. WV is also an exciting project and also subscribes to the Free Cultural Works Definition. So insofar as the freedom culture is concerned -- we're all in the same family. --Wayne Mackintosh 01:24, 10 June 2008 (UTC)
  • This continues to be discussed at some length on the WE google group - ironically, in itself, illustrating the dysfunctionality of the current LQT implementation, e.g., see Should we turn off LQT. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 05:23, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

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