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There seems to be an argument that has sprung up on my mid-size wiki: Is a Talk page just for talking about ways to improve the page alone, or can it be used to argue about the content of a page? For example, if it's a page about a movie, is it inappropriate for a user to start a debate about how the movie is better than the television show it is based on?

And as an admin, is it appropriate for me to delete such nonproductive banter? --BlazingStar (My talk) 00:43, November 2, 2012 (UTC)

Different wikis have different local policies about talkpages. Its best to deiede about it by discussing with your community.—  Ultimate Supreme talk · wiki I · wiki II  04:47, November 2, 2012 (UTC)
One thing you might consider is archiving the talk page to keep it tidy. The usual way to do this is to move the page from Talk:Spaghetti to Talk:Spaghetti/Archive, then link to Talk:Spaghetti/Archive at the top of Talk:Spaghetti, which will now be blank.
If you'd like to let the conversation continue - just not on the talk page, you could move it to the forum namespace using the same method, and leave a note on the talk page saying that the conversation has been moved. -452 18:49, November 2, 2012 (UTC)
Per 452—if the page is hard to manage due to length or clutter, archive, and move irrelevant or inconvenient discussions to a more suitable medium. TK-999 (talk) 18:54, November 2, 2012 (UTC)