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Spike: Autocomplete for moving topics between Flow boards (Translatewiki)
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Description

For T88140: Moving topics between Flow boards

This ticket is a spike for using autocomplete in the Destination page field.

The feature should search and display titles of existing Flow boards.

Note: This is a nice-to-have, and if it's too complicated, we can drop it.

Design details

(comments from T88140#1024017 )


  • Autocompletion can be useful for users to input the correct destination.
  • The initial list of suggestions can contain expected destinations based on a list of relevant boards for the user (recently created, recently/frequently participated, recent/frequently used as destination).
  • Autocompletion should allow flexible input: the user should be free to use the "talk:" prefix or not and find easily the corresponding flow board.
  • Once the destination is selected a link to view the board (opening in a new window) can help users that want to check they are moving the topic to the right place.

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DannyH created this task.Feb 4 2015, 10:55 PM
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DannyH renamed this task from Spike: Autocomplete for moving topics between Flow boards to Spike: Autocomplete for moving topics between Flow boards (Translatewiki).Feb 10 2015, 11:31 PM

I don't think we really need a spike for this. I would prefer a 5-minute discussion of whether to use OOJS-UI, then just implementing it.

Also, this needs to be better spec-ed (prefix-only vs. substring match, and does it need the personal history feature Pau mentioned ("The initial list of suggestions can contain expected destinations based on a list of relevant boards for the user") in the other card?).

Prefix-only vs. substring means, e.g., to match breakfast, do I need to type:

"Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject" (starting with "WikiProject" may also work depending how it's implemented).

or just "Breakfast" (substring).

Once we decide whether to use OOUI and fully spec it, I think it's estimatable.

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SBisson closed this task as Declined.Sep 7 2018, 2:23 PM
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Per Matt's comment above: that spike is not really needed.

Please reopen if this feature is picked up again and a spike appears to be needed.

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