How to Check for New Talk Page Messages on wikiHow

Three Methods:Checking by EmailWhen Logged OutWhen Logged In

We all need to check our talk page messages at some point. There are times when we come back from a short or long wikiBreak/online break, just got out of school, or return from other times when we were too busy for wikiHow, and we haven't checked or replied to our talk page messages. Here are a few ways to check for new talk page messages.

Method 1
Checking by Email

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    Go to your User Preferences and look for the E-mail tab.
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    Check the box "Email me when a user sends me a talk page message."
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    Check your email for talk page messages and reply to them if you want.

Method 2
When Logged Out

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    Log out of your wikiHow account. If you are already logged out, do not log in.
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    Go to your User Page and click on the "Talk" tab.
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    Check for the new messages you have. Log back in and reply to them if you want/need to.

Method 3
When Logged In

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    Go to the "Messages" tab at the very top.
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    Click on the green "You have (number) new talk page message/messages" bar. This will take you to your talk page.
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    Read the new talk page messages you have. Reply to them if you wish to/need to reply to them.

Tips

  • If the person that messaged you was giving you advice, think about what they said, and if you asked them a question, don't ask again. Think about the answer they gave you and listen to them.

Warnings

  • Watch out for people who personally attack you and report them on the Administrator Notice Board. You can also leave a message requesting they get blocked or banned from contributing.

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