User:FeRDNYC/User Talk Message
Message-waiting notifications for your user talk page
GodWiki uses the original MediaWiki notification system, which was launched to facilitate Wikipedia collaboration between editors. (That system is no longer used on Wikimedia sites, as it's been replaced with cross-wiki collab-notifications.) The system in use here will display message-waiting notifications only for edits to an individual user's User talk page.
So, while it's absolutely fine to use a main-space article as your User page, unless the corresponding Talk page is redirected to your User talk page, you'll be missing out on the useful notifications feature. For those of you whose Talk pages have already received messages, in the past you've probably had to rely on checking for them or noticing them. The notification this message generated is probably the first you've seen, and hopefully illustrates its usefulness.
While there are certainly no requirements for how you manage your pages, I would urge you to consider placing a redirect from your redirected user page's talk page to your official User talk page, so that you'll be notified if other editors leave you messages.
- Visit Talk:FeRDNYC/User Talk Message, and Edit/Create the page.
- As the very first line (before the existing content, if any), insert the following text:
#REDIRECT [[User talk:FeRDNYC/User Talk Message]]
- Save your changes.
If you have any questions or there's anything I can help with, please don't hesitate to contact me on my talk page.