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Flow: Enabling Flow on an existing talkpage leaves OBOD and "zombie" new messages notifications
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Description

Someone added some wiki text to a user talk page on my wiki. I converted my wiki to occupy user talk pages; I had not followed the emerging "best practice" of moving existing User_talk content to subpages such as User_talk:<USER>/Archive. A few days later I logged in as that user (user Admin, but I think this scenario applies to any user).

Pages displayed a "You have a _new message_ (_last change_)." orange bar. But the links in it (to http://localhost/wiki/index.php?title=User_talk:Admin&redirect=no and http://localhost/wiki/index.php?title=User_talk:Admin&diff=cur didn't show me the message, because all such links show the Flow board. One way to see the message is to use Special:Export/User_talk:<USER>, since that (currently) continues to access the wiki page contents after Flow occupies.

I don't know if Echo and notifications are configured differently on my wiki than on WMF wikis, but this seems worth investigating, and to consider when turning on Flow in user talk pages.


Version: master
Severity: normal

Details

Reference
bz55650

Event Timeline

bzimport raised the priority of this task from to High.Nov 22 2014, 2:29 AM
bzimport set Reference to bz55650.
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The WMF core features team tracks this bug on Mingle card https://mingle.corp.wikimedia.org/projects/flow/cards/316, but people from the community are welcome to contribute here and in Gerrit.

The WMF core features team tracks this bug on Mingle card https://mingle.corp.wikimedia.org/projects/flow/cards/449, but people from the community are welcome to contribute here and in Gerrit.

  • Bug 58015 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Change 114349 had a related patch set uploaded by Bsitu:
OBOD should be cleared when visiting Flow-enabled talk page

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/114349

Change 114349 merged by jenkins-bot:
OBOD should be cleared when visiting Flow-enabled talk page

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/114349

Quiddity removed a subscriber: Maryana.Dec 19 2014, 1:39 AM