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Flow topics appear to have their own talk pages

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Deltahedron (talkcontribs)

It appears that Flow topics have their own talk pages: I found one by accident, and found that I could create and edit it. Is that desirable?

Gryllida (talkcontribs)

Hi, thanks. What is your entry point to a talk page and are you sure it's not just a random page with a name you made up on the spot? I see "Topic", I don't see "Topic talk" tab personally.

Sänger (talkcontribs)

The talk page is here, deleted twice in the sandbox, but I think it's somehow protected now, for whatever reason.

Deltahedron (talkcontribs)

The template {{TALKPAGENAME}} on this topic gives the name :S2rkofnrcs9kllj9. If you enclose in in double brackets, S2rkofnrcs9kllj9 creates a link to a page you can edit. It seems reasonable to describe a page linked to by TALKPAGENAME as the talk page.

In the case I reported, the page was created from this page by using the {{draft}} template.

My question, is it intended that that should happen and is it desirable?

By the way, in future please do not suggest that other editors are making things up.

Jay8g (talkcontribs)

Well, it's not really a talk page, but just a random page in mainspace, so that's an issue with {{TALKPAGENAME}}. However, if you manually go to Topic talk:S2rkofnrcs9kllj9, you also get a page you can create, which does not seem desirable at first glance, though I guess this is also just a random page in mainspace, since the Topic talk namespace doesn't exist.

Gryllida (talkcontribs)

I concur that I think there is no "Topic talk:" namespace and TALKPAGENAMEE needs to be fixed. This is interesting.

(If "By the way, in future please do not suggest that other editors are making things up." was directed at me, mind your mindset -- I wasn't suggesting that, I was merely asking for steps to reproduce.)

Deltahedron (talkcontribs)

(It was.)

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