I've got two requests from two communities where Flow is enabled as a Beta feature to give the right to create flow boards to some users/usergroups (namely Wikidata and fr.wikiversity).
In which conditions Flow boards can be created?
- At the moment:
- only wikis where Flow is already avaliable are eligible. If Flow is not available, it is not possible to have Flow deployed without a global consensus.
- a group of people asking to have Flow on a page must reach consensus from users who use the page they want Flow on (possibly one user alone when the request if for a new project, with no page created).
- This rule can be locally changed, and it would possibly be the case when a community gets the Flow creator rights.
Is it a good idea to create a local Flow create right?
- It will decrease the delay between a request and the application
- Communities can do what they want, at their own conditions
- It may be a source of conflicts between people pro-Flow or pro-Unstructured pages
- It will ease page moves, renamings...
Which users can have this right?
- An already existing group? That easier, but there is a risk to have people who are against Flow who will refuse or revert Flow board creations. Rules have to be provided.
- A new group? That's more complicated but it can involve more people. Bureaucrats will then have the possibility to give this right locally, based
- Should we give the Global right to Stewards?
In this order:
- Reply to the questions, and, by extension, see if it is a good idea
- Create the user right (if the idea is good)
- Document how to create new Flow boards with this new right