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Flow: Standardize the usage of the Topics namespace (in Contributions, Watchlist, RecentChanges) vs. the master namespace (e.g. article talk or Wikipedia_talk), and whether Topic is needed in dropdown menus
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There's a "Topic" option in the namespace dropdown menu at Special:Contributions - however, an editor's contributions to Flow discussions, are not listed there, but only in the actual namespace indicated. I.e.
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?limit=100&tagfilter=&title=Special%3AContributions&contribs=user&target=Quiddity+II&namespace=2600&tagfilter=&year=2014&month=-1
vs
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?limit=50&tagfilter=&title=Special%3AContributions&contribs=user&target=Quiddity+II&namespace=5&tagfilter=&year=2014&month=-1

Expected (?) : if this namespace is not intended to be used as a "contributions" tracker, then possibly it should be removed from the dropdown menu, to avoid confusion.

If it is intended to be used as a tracker, then possibly a user's contributions to Flow Topics should be listed in both sections? (e.g. both "Topic:" and "Wikipedia talk:")


The confusion is partially due to:
In RecentChanges, the contributions from editors *do* appear in the Topic: namespace. I.e.
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?namespace=2600&tagfilter=&title=Special%3ARecentChanges
vs
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?namespace=5&tagfilter=&title=Special%3ARecentChanges


More discussion at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Flow/Archive_11#Contributions_to_Topic_namespace

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Needs Triage.Nov 22 2014, 3:44 AM
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Quiddity created this task.Sep 9 2014, 1:41 AM
Quiddity added a comment.EditedSep 9 2014, 1:51 AM

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Mattflaschen-WMF renamed this task from Flow: Clarify the usage of the Topics namespace, and whether it's needed in dropdown menus to Flow: Clarify the usage of the Topics namespace (in Contributions, Watchlist, RecentChanges) vs. the master namespace (e.g. article talk or Wikipedia_talk), and whether Topic is needed in dropdown menus.Dec 11 2014, 4:56 AM
Mattflaschen-WMF renamed this task from Flow: Clarify the usage of the Topics namespace (in Contributions, Watchlist, RecentChanges) vs. the master namespace (e.g. article talk or Wikipedia_talk), and whether Topic is needed in dropdown menus to Flow: Standardize the usage of the Topics namespace (in Contributions, Watchlist, RecentChanges) vs. the master namespace (e.g. article talk or Wikipedia_talk), and whether Topic is needed in dropdown menus.
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Summary for the issue that Flow board edits are filtered out on RC (checked in betalabs):

  • Flow topics appear when 'Topic' is selected
  • Flow board edits etc do not appear when options as 'Talk' or 'User talk' are selected (the same in production)
  • If an article was created as a Flow board, the edits will be displayed when '(Article)' namespace was selected
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SBisson moved this task from Inbox to Triaged but Future on the Growth-Team board.Jul 20 2018, 5:58 PM