Talk pages are pages meant for discussing errors and suggestions for its mainspace page counterpart. Every page has an associated talk page, except pages in the Special: namespace. If there has never been any text on a talk page, the link to the talk page from the article, category, etc., will be red. You can still discuss the page — you will just be the first person to edit the respective talk page.
What a talk page is NOT
- A forum
- A place for asking a specific other user a question (a user talk page)
What a talk page IS
- A place to suggest improvements to an article
- A place to put your edit summary if it is too long
- A place to tell people why what you did is right when others are saying it is wrong