It is clear that you've never tried to hold a discussion of any magnitude on the Wiki. It does not work as advertised. For the following reasons:
1) To know a discussion is taking place, you must constantly review "Recent Changes". This is the only indicator that a page has been edited and a discussion is underway. There is no "one stop shopping" that a thread list in a forum creates to organize conversations. This means a lot of interested parties will miss a discussion and be unable to participate. "Recent Changes" can also move very quickly: though rare, we have had days where over 500 pages were edited in 8 hours, blowing any conversation of 24 hours earlier straight off the bottom, to be forgotten.
2) "Watch"ing pages for discussions spams your email Inbox. If you try to watch every page and its talk page for changes, you're just asking to get flooded. You're going to get an email for every change to that talk page, and in a discussion with magnitude, that can mean 20 emails at a shot, IF the thing worked the way you guys seem to think it does.
3) Because others can edit your text, anything you post to a Talk thread can be edited away. That's not conducive to safe conversation.
4) There's no organization to the posts: you have to front and back end them manually, including adding your own identity. (--~~~~ does it, but many miss that). Carriage returns don't act nicely, often being ignored. Formatting is terrible. Talk pages use the same interpreter as the main page, and so is written like a Wiki page, not a Message Board.
5) If someone forgets to log in, they post as an ISP number, which really doesn't help us much. They don't even know it, unless they check their post afterward.
6) You can lose who was talking to whom as the new messages can be slotted anywhere into the text.
Wiki "Talk" pages do not work. Period. I've tried. They fail. Sorry, but no, I must take discussion like this here because:
1) Everyone involved in the WIki sees the board daily and participates at a much faster rate than Talk pages. We actually get things doen when we talk here. "Style Guidelines"? The classic talk page. Dead. Nothing. Months pass and nothing gets resolved. Bet we'd finish something if we moved those discussions here, though.
2) Posting is "safe": no one but a mod can edit me. My words are my words, without checking the "History" to check if someone was being a jerk.
3) There's a incontrovertible record of who said what and when.
Considering the vast number of discussions brought here from the Wiki have been about Proposed Canon and Speculative Mechanics, not Wiki formatting, I don't think this was an appropriate comment. This forum is for Speculation, regardless of the original source that spawned the controversy. Controversial speculation on the WIki is no less controversial Speculation than if it came from the Reactions forum. Spec is Spec.
Erk, if we moved Wiki-specific topics out of this forum that were not Speculation, you'd see only one thread gone: my one thread about how I was editing the Wiki. Even this one is primarily about the terms Taming and Feral. Those are Erfworld Mechanics -- Speculative rules -- and appropriate topics for this forum.