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User talkpage content which cannot be deleted even by the owner of the talkpage
We should add that the talkpage users cannot delete notices regarding archived warnings. The community has the right to know where they can see previously issued warnings for a user. CLCStudent (talk) 15:49, 8 August 2019 (UTC)
- There is no policy which states that editors cannot remove warnings and/or notices about warnings (since page history exists) on their talk page. If you wish to reintroduce the change, consider opening a RfC first. --qedk (t 桜 c) 16:46, 8 August 2019 (UTC)
- I guess you might have had some warnings on your talk page in the past? Imagine if someone slapped an OW notice on your talk page, or even something more obnoxious, and you then couldn't remove it, and you'd get into an edit war about it, and then you'd get blocked from editing the encyclopaedia because you were only editing your talk page. It would be annoying, right? -- zzuuzz (talk) 18:32, 8 August 2019 (UTC)
Why is moving your own talk page allowed?
I've noticed that some users archive their talkpages by moving them and their page history (as an example: Sceptre moved page User talk:Sceptre to User talk:Sceptre/Archive63). I have no complaints about the users doing that, but I think it's not ideal because often it's important to find what kind of issues/warnings have been brought on the talkpage before from its history. No one is required to keep an archive box, and even if they do, finding older messages becomes a pain in the arse if they have been moved like this. Also, admins could probably be juked into deleting the actual page history via a WP:U1 request to delete "archives". --Pudeo (talk) 12:10, 25 September 2019 (UTC)
- Meh... I don’t even archive. I think of my user talk as a Wiki version of voice mail. Once I read a message, I simply delete it. The message was for me after all, so as long as I have read it, there is no reason for me to keep it. And if someone else needs to find it... it is in the page history. Blueboar (talk) 12:44, 25 September 2019 (UTC)
- I do this so the contribution history remains with the actual contribution to the talk page. --Izno (talk) 18:52, 25 September 2019 (UTC)
- Help:Archiving a talk page is the main page about archiving. From there and the link to Help:Archiving a talk page/Other procedures, we see this method described as an older and generally-unused method. DMacks (talk) 19:06, 25 September 2019 (UTC)
- Thing is, a USER talk page is a bit different from other talk pages. Outside of userspace, a post on a talk page is being directed to the community at large (even if addressed to an individual editor, it is intended that others will read it). So we need to keep a record of the discussion. That is not the case with posts to a userspace talk page. There, the post is being directed to that one user, and there is no expectation that others will read it... indeed there is no NEED for others to read it unless it is some form of official communication (such as a block notice). It really is up to the individual editor to decide how (or even whether) to archive these one on one, personal messages. Blueboar (talk) 21:00, 25 September 2019 (UTC)