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 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