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Oh my god, why did I not know about 'talk' pages before now?

You can switch to the talk page of an article by selecting the 'talk' tab at the top left of an article. They are like a mini-forum for the main article.

Beneath those smooth, neutral-sounding articles is a sea of emotional back-and-forth. Some of it is comedy gold: here's someone calling everyone else 'digital maoists' because their edited was rejected due to insufficient referencing! 🤣

@douginamug Yeah, that's like their comments section equivalent, sometimes a hellscape.

@douginamug it's the real reason Wikipedia works. Political/ideological fighting on talk pages make the main article as neutral as possible.

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