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Adding [[Category:Foo]] in Flow board header or Flow topic summary should add it to category.
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Description

Adding [[Category:Foo]] in Flow board header or Flow topic summary should add it to category.

  • {{done}}

Remaining Concern (separate task T94617: Decide how to handle categories in regular posts) is:

  • Category links are inactive in posts. Do we need (or have) a way to inform editors of this aspect, when they type or try-to-save a post that contains [[category:foo]] ?

[Old description...]

Category links such as [[Category:Foo]] are invisible in Flow posts. We could either

  • auto-correct them to [[:Category:Foo]] so that they are made visible;
  • Or warn the user (either: when they click "save", or when they type the closing "]]") that the category link will not be visible nor have any effect.
  • Or other?

Details

Reference
bz60510

Event Timeline

bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Low.Nov 22 2014, 3:07 AM
bzimport set Reference to bz60510.
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gryllida wrote:

I would make it non-binding (possibly take ideas from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Cameltrader/Advisor). Sometimes people ''will'' want to add a talk page to a category, by placing it inside of a message.

bingle-admin wrote:

The WMF core features team tracks this bug on Mingle card https://wikimedia.mingle.thoughtworks.com/projects/flow/cards/738, but people from the community are welcome to contribute here and in Gerrit.

[[Category:Foo]] ought to work in the header to categorize a Flow board.

In a post it's less clear; if this puts the board in Category:Foo but the post is now the 42nd on the page, then you won't see it on the Flow board until you paginate in, so you won't know why the Flow board is in a category unless you can search the board for posts with Category:Foo. Meanwhile there's no good UI to show on a category page that "[Post ID rl7iby6wgksbpfno]" is in that category.

Engineers are starting to implement link tables for Flow, we'll see what comes of it.

Now that topics are separate pages in a Topic: namespace, [[Category:Foo]] put in the topic summary could/should make it appear in that category.

  • Bug 58197 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Quiddity removed a subscriber: Maryana.Dec 19 2014, 1:43 AM

Some of this was implemented in T87793. I havn't looked to see what the differences are between this ticket and implementation.

Quiddity updated the task description. (Show Details)Mar 31 2015, 7:10 PM
Quiddity set Security to None.

Some of this was implemented in T87793. I havn't looked to see what the differences are between this ticket and implementation.

I've updated the main description. The title of this bug changed sometime during 2014, hence the difference between title and ticket-description. (it was originally filed as "[Bug 60510] Flow: Categories added to Flow posts are invisible"). We should probably split this other/original aspect into a new task...

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Trizek-WMF added a subscriber: Trizek-WMF.EditedJul 21 2015, 7:47 PM

The deployment of Flow on 3 user talk pages on French Wikipedia during WIkimania raise this need: bots owners need sometimes to know on which pages their bot may have a problem to deliver messages, to adapt them.

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The deployment of Flow on 3 user talk pages on French Wikipedia during WIkimania raise this need: bots owners need sometimes to know on which pages their bot may have a problem to deliver messages, to adapt them.

Bots shouldn't use a page categorization to tell if a page is a Flow board. See Flow API documentation.

As stated in the description, this (still) works. It should have been closed back then.