Datadragon Odahviing wrote:

...most talk pages aren't really for long conversations, as there is chat for that and the forum to answer questions

They can be, if needed. This isn't just about simple, quick messages to each other. Sometimes editors need to discuss an article or an edit they have made, and the forums or chat are typically not be a suitable place to do this. Especially when it involves two or more editors. Also, not everyone likes to use chat to discuss the editing of the mainspace.

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