Submissions/User(s) Talk(ing): The future of wiki discussions
This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2015.
- Submission no.
- Title of the submission
- User(s) Talk(ing): The future of wiki discussions
- Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)
- Author of the submission
- Danny Horn
- E-mail address
- Country of origin
- Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
- Wikimedia Foundation
- Personal homepage or blog
- Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)
- Flow, the new wiki discussion system, is changing the way that Wikipedia contributors collaborate with each other around the world. Flow makes conversations more accessible for new users, and more efficient for experienced users.
- But talk pages are used for much more than discussions -- they're also a place for storing metadata, an open space for collaborative drafts and checklists, and the platform for dozens of sophisticated template and category-based workflows. If Flow is going to be successful at our largest and most active wikis, it needs to handle these diverse use cases.
- Come to this session, and learn about what the Collaboration team has been working on! We'll have a lively discussion about new features, future plans, and the joys and heartbreaks of building a really elaborate feature in a bunch of different languages at the same time. Ask difficult questions, and we will give you difficult answers, and vice versa. Let's be difficult for a while.
- Technology, Interface & Infrastructure
- Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)
- 45 minutes
- Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
- Slides or further information (optional)
- File:User(s) Talk(ing) - Wikimania 2015.pdf
For questions, feedback and ideas:
The project's main talk page: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Talk:Flow_Portal
You can reach us through our Mediawiki.org talk pages:
- Danny Horn, product manager - mw:User talk:DannyH (WMF)
- Roan Kattouw, tech lead - mw:User talk:Roan_Kattouw_(WMF)
- Pau Giner, UX design - mw:User talk:Pginer-WMF
- Nick Wilson, community lead - mw:User talk:Quiddity (WMF)
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- In the USSR there was a TV series for learning English called "People Speaking". It was probably produced in Great Britain. "Users Talking" reminded me of "People Speaking". Anyway, this is a very important topic. Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 16:25, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
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