Here I can text Messages. I am testing the flow options. It Works in
This is a flow board. Post on it!
If we make it easier for people to have discussions on Wikipedia, then it will be harder to exert technocratic control over the community.
Na. Technocrats are clever. But it's still a good idea.
Hi, two questions:
1) What happens to the old talk page discussions? Should they be archived before turning on Flow on all talk pages?
2) Can (from the technical point of view) we have flow in some pages, work with it for some time, and switch if we are happy?
Hi Leila -- When Flow is turned on for a page that has an existing wikitext talk page, then the wikitext page is moved to an archive. It's an automatic part of the process.
An opt-in feature for user talk is coming out soon, for wikis that request it. With that feature, people will be able to turn their user talk page to Flow. If they want to switch back to wikitext, then the Flow page is archived, and the archived wikitext page comes back to the original location.
Thanks for the responses. (1) is clear, re (2): what about article discussion pages? Can Flow be turned on in some article discussion pages in a namespace, but not in all of them? If yes, what is the process for turning it out in some pages (this is useful for experimenting with Flow in specific pages in a namespace before turning it on everywhere, among other things).
Flow can be enabled on a per-page or a per-namespace basis. The former can be done by Danny, and the latter is done by devs on the Collab team. Both require some sort of stakeholder consensus.