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Enable Flow in wikimediafoundation.org
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This is a request to enable Flow in https://wikimediafoundation.org. At least all new pages should come with a Flow discussion page. Ideally, existing wikitext discussion pages would be archived, and new Flow pages would be offered there.

wikimediafoundation.org doesn't have village pumps or noticeboards. There doesn't seem to be any content page that would need Flow.

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Qgil created this task.Jun 29 2016, 7:28 AM
Restricted Application added subscribers: Zppix, JEumerus, Matanya, Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptJun 29 2016, 7:28 AM

Question asked by chat: is it really interesting to add Flow to a wiki on which it is not possible/recommended to discuss, per that template included to all talk pages? It is not possible to log-in on that wiki (except if you are staff) and having Flow there may be seen as strange.

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FoundationWiki isn't a public wiki, People shouldn't really be editing on that wiki all that much (especially talkpages and etc)

Qgil closed this task as Declined.Jun 29 2016, 8:45 AM

You are right, sorry for the noise.

It is not possible to log-in on that wiki (except if you are staff)

Actually anyone with an account on that wiki can log in to it, the restriction is that normal SUL accounts don't work, it has to be a specific foundationwiki one

jayvdb added a subscriber: jayvdb.Jul 19 2016, 5:55 AM

I thought the intention was to allow people to log into wmfwiki , so they can watch pages , and IMO it makes more sense to discuss wmfwiki on wmfwiki than on another site, and Flow would make that more feasible than allowing normal editing.

The other direction would be to make wmfwiki a 100% generated static site from content created on Meta wiki. That would be funky. (WMID is experimenting with this approach now, but our needs are much smaller and simpler.)

http://foundation.travis-ci.org/2016/01/25/exercism/ is an example I noticed recently where a foundation site that includes comments only on some pages (using Disqus), and they have avoided having a separate blog.