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Maybe it is better to use this page instead of EoM talk:This project, since this page has the "Add topic" option, while that page has not. --Boris Tsirelson 12:34, 19 January 2012 (CET)

The "Add topic" seems to appear just on discussion pages, as it seems. So what page should this be the discussion page of? --Ulf Rehmann 09:55, 21 January 2012 (CET)
Currently "EoM talk" is in the main namespace. I think that the main namespace should be strictly reserved for encyclopedic articles proper. Administrative pages (like this one) belong into separate namespaces. Moreover, the name "EoM talk" is confusing because this would be the name of the talk space "EoM talk:" belonging to an "EoM:" namespace. There are the "Encyclopedia of Mathematics:" and the "Help:" namespaces that could be used for this, but perhaps another namespace "EoM:" for informal matters could be created -- the name "Encyclopedia of Mathematics:" is rather too long for practical use. (Other wikis show that it is possible to configure namespaces such that they show an "Add topic" button on their pages.)
Was: 10:37, 21 January 2012‎ Peter Schmitt (Sorry, I usually do this ... Peter Schmitt 14:46, 21 January 2012 (CET))
Peter, do not forget to sign. :-) And we should not forget that many namespaces here are not editable by non-admins. These surely do not fit for this goal. And yes, the main space is usually strictly reserved for encyclopedic articles. --Boris Tsirelson 12:29, 21 January 2012 (CET)
Of course, an "informal" namespace has to be editable. Or at least its talk space. --Peter Schmitt 14:46, 21 January 2012 (CET)
I did move that page into the "Talk" namespace under the title "Talk:EoM:This project", that's the place where it ought to be from the beginning.... As far as I can tell, editing for any user is only possible for the namespaces "(Main)", "Talk", "User", "Category", and "File". If there is no objection, I'll close (delete this page), --Ulf Rehmann 15:17, 21 January 2012 (CET)
Sorry, I messed up some links. Twofold redirect. Will clean up this later. --Ulf Rehmann 15:43, 21 January 2012 (CET)
"Talk:" is the talk space to the main space. I think that it should be reserved for talk pages corresponding to encyclopedic articles. With very few users it does not really matter, but with more a "mixed" use -- having talk pages with no corresponding page -- would be confusing. Therefore, personally I think that another namespace for this purpose should be created. Peter Schmitt 20:43, 21 January 2012 (CET)
One possibility may be to create a user account named EoM and let that user's talk page play the role of our page above. It seems to be a bit overdone to set up a namespace for just a single item or two. I would not really mind doing that, but I don't seem to have the rights to do this. --Ulf Rehmann 23:58, 21 January 2012 (CET)
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EoM talk:This project. Encyclopedia of Mathematics. URL: http://www.encyclopediaofmath.org/index.php?title=EoM_talk:This_project&oldid=20421