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Is there a simple newb's intro somewhere?

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A Fellow Editor (talkcontribs)

Hi, I haven't noticed any straightforward 'how to' (like, with practical screenshot examples and such) to aid users encountering Flow/Structured Discussions for the first time. Does any such exist somewhere?

[I've encountered multiple pages across multiple projects talking about 'Flow' – goals and technicalities and such (for me interest started with mention somewhere on en:Wikipedia and branched out from there) – but this very page here on which we're posting is the first actual example of such I've encountered. Well, multi-user threaded example at least, I did have a brief slightly disorienting solo run-in when I updated a link on my user talkpage before coming here.]

A Fellow Editor

Trizek (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hi, did you had a look at Help:Structured Discussions/Quick tour?

Concerning your talk page on mediawiki.org, you can add the link to your home wiki talk page on the sidebar ("edit description").

A Fellow Editor (talkcontribs)

That's 'in the ballpark' and 'heading in the right direction', tnx. I.e. it's the sort of thing I was seeking, but I think the page as presently implemented could use some specific visual examples of how threaded discussions can be expected to appear.

Trizek, thanks for the talkpage tip as well.

Trizek (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Have some visual examples is a good idea. Do you have some suggestions of cases that would be interesting? The challenge is to find ones that match for every language or cultural cases.

A Fellow Editor (talkcontribs)

@Trizek (WMF)

I was mostly thinking about examples of nested responses; like how the vertical grey lines connect and distinguish variously indented segments of discussion as one scrolls down into this thread.

Trizek (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I see. Thank you for the idea, I'll work on it soon.

A Fellow Editor (talkcontribs)
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