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Maintenance script run to convert Flow boards to Wikitext prior to remove Flow from Meta-Wiki
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Run:

mwscript extensions/Flow/maintenance/convertToText.php --wiki=metawiki --page=Talk:Flow/Developer_test_page
mwscript extensions/Flow/maintenance/convertToText.php --wiki=metawiki --page=Research_talk:ORES_paper

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@Catrope Would conversion still be required if we delete that page? I guess
that for compatibility issues it should, but you're the expert :) Thanks.

@Catrope Would conversion still be required if we delete that page? I guess
that for compatibility issues it should, but you're the expert :) Thanks.

If the meta community wants to delete the page and is OK with its contents and history being lost forever (i.e. it cannot be undeleted or viewed by admins), then go for it. For normal discussion pages with real content I would discourage that, but since this was explicitly a test page that had been deleted before and only has any content at all by accident (it seems someone applied the wrong protection settings at some point), I have no objections.

@Catrope Better to run the conversion script then. Thanks.

If the meta community wants to delete the page and is OK with its contents and history being lost forever (i.e. it cannot be undeleted or viewed by admins), then go for it.

The Meta community probably doesn't care that much about the content of the current Flow boards, and certainly orders of magnitude less than it cares about its consensus being applied swiftly. However, it's appropriate to preserve the history of those tests: for instance, the two discussions "This is awful" and "Why is this enabled here?" have a slight historical value and have been referenced in other discussions.

An export to wikitext seems sufficient, since Special:Log is going to preserve the most salient events: https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3ALog&type=&user=&page=Talk%3AFlow%2FDeveloper_test_page .

This is scheduled for 2 PM Pacific today. It will do all boards except the ORES one (just one per OP, but I will confirm), since that is being migrated.

All Flow boards (2) were converted to Wikitext and operations requested by Matt above were done already, so closing this as resolved. Feel free to reopen if you disagree (and sorry in advance ofc).

One was converted, the other was moved to MediaWiki.org, all accounted for.