I never said it should be more difficult for new users to learn to use the wikia, nor was an assumption made on my part of that nature. Please don't put words in my mouth or state as such, especially given the content of my message. The wiki, the way it is now, is still the way it was from the time of its inception. There is no reason to change what works adequately - or in the case of the talkpage as it is currently, very well. There is no way to make using the wiki harder to use at this time; and as it stands, using the wiki is not difficult. We expect new users to put in some legwork though to learn to use the wiki and to use the wikia coding. Case in point, they need to learn somewhere and talkpages are there as well to use. This is how you get them to integrate into the community: though ability to communicate while practicing using MediaWiki code, edit pages and become successful contributors. The message wall is an ugly feature that will not aid in new user's learning to use the site.
MeswakSafari 1265 wrote: User:Leo Fox said: "New users need to learn to use basic wiki fonts and coding for articles they will be editing - talk pages are the one place they can learn to utilise it better". I see that you have overlooked the Sandbox page.
I also overlooked mentioning any other page with an 'Edit' button, because new users can make changes to see how code works here and improve them, and believed it to be self-explainatory.
00:46, July 19, 2013 (UTC)