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Wikipedia:Refactoring talk pages

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Refactoring is a redrafting process in which talk page content is moved, removed, revised, restructured, hidden, or otherwise changed. It applies only in contexts where editors make signed statements (such as in the Talk and User talk namespaces

Refactoring has a number of uses, including:

  • Improving the clarity and readability of a page
  • Removing off-topic, uncivil, unclear, or otherwise distracting material
  • Restructuring of discussions for clarity
  • Relocating material to different sections or pages where it is more appropriate

Remember Refactoring should only be done when there is an assumption of Good faith by editors who have contributed to the talk page. If there are recent heated discussions on the talk page, good faith may be lacking. If another editor objects to any refactoring that was performed, those changes should be reverted.