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Preferences 'Restore all default settings' option does not apply to 'Flow on user talk' Beta feature
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  1. Log in to betalabs (or testwiki) and go to Preferences
  2. Change some settings - e.g. select Appearance - Skin 'monobook', Beta - 'ORES' (betalabs only) and 'Flow on user talk'
  3. Make sure that Preferences changes are saved - the skin should change, ORES displays highlighted scoring on Special:RecentChanges and a User talk page is in Flow format.
  4. Go to Preferences and click on 'Restore all default settings (in all sections)', and then click to confirm.
  5. On Preferences -Beta page the checkboxes for ORES and 'Flow on user talk' option will be unchecked.


  • the skin will be changed to default Vector
  • the ORES scoring/highlighting is gone
  • but the User talk page still is displayed as a Flow board

Event Timeline

Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptNov 4 2016, 11:17 PM

If a user after clicking on 'Restore all default settings (in all sections)' attempts to click on 'Flow on user talk'

  • User talk page will unchanged - it will be still in Flow format
  • when a user attempts to disable Flow by unchecking the option, the User talk page displays the following error (found at testwiki):
The Flow workflow is not associated with this page.

Return to Main Page.

[WB0YcApAAEYAAgIh7PwAAADJ] /wiki/User_talk:Zilant1 Flow\Exception\InvalidDataException from line 126 of /srv/mediawiki/php-1.29.0-wmf.1/extensions/Flow/includes/WorkflowLoaderFactory.php: Flow workflow is for different page


#0 /srv/mediawiki/php-1.29.0-wmf.1/extensions/Flow/includes/WorkflowLoaderFactory.php(99): Flow\WorkflowLoaderFactory->loadWorkflowById(Title, Flow\Model\UUID)
#1 /srv/mediawiki/php-1.29.0-wmf.1/extensions/Flow/includes/Actions/Action.php(105): Flow\WorkflowLoaderFactory->createWorkflowLoader(Title)
#2 /srv/mediawiki/php-1.29.0-wmf.1/extensions/Flow/includes/Actions/ViewAction.php(20): Flow\Actions\FlowAction->showForAction(string, OutputPage)
#3 /srv/mediawiki/php-1.29.0-wmf.1/extensions/Flow/includes/Actions/Action.php(50): Flow\Actions\ViewAction->showForAction(string)
#4 /srv/mediawiki/php-1.29.0-wmf.1/includes/MediaWiki.php(505): Flow\Actions\FlowAction->show()
#5 /srv/mediawiki/php-1.29.0-wmf.1/includes/MediaWiki.php(289): MediaWiki->performAction(Article, Title)
#6 /srv/mediawiki/php-1.29.0-wmf.1/includes/MediaWiki.php(861): MediaWiki->performRequest()
#7 /srv/mediawiki/php-1.29.0-wmf.1/includes/MediaWiki.php(522): MediaWiki->main()
#8 /srv/mediawiki/php-1.29.0-wmf.1/index.php(43): MediaWiki->run()
#9 /srv/mediawiki/w/index.php(3): include(string)
#10 {main}
Etonkovidova added a comment.EditedDec 1 2016, 8:09 PM

Re-checked on testwiki with i 1.29.0-wmf.4 - no errors in the case

when a user attempts to disable Flow by unchecking the option, the User talk page displays the following error (found at testwiki).

  • 'Restore all default settings' still does not apply to 'Flow on user talk page' option; users still see their User talk page in Flow format.
  • The workaround for a user that is stuck with the user talk page in Flow format is to check 'Flow on user talk' ->Save -> uncheck 'Flow on user talk'->Save. The previously archived user talk wikitext page will be displayed.
  • another thing to check after the fix - if during the workaround described above, after check 'Flow on user talk' ->Save, a user will go to his User talk page, he will see again the intro.