Submissions/User(s) Talk(ing): The future of wiki discussions

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Submission no.
3016
Title of the submission
User(s) Talk(ing): The future of wiki discussions
Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)
Discussion
Author of the submission
Danny Horn
E-mail address
dhorn@wikimedia.org
Username
DannyH_(WMF)
Country of origin
USA
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.
Track
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?
Yes
Slides or further information (optional)
File:User(s) Talk(ing) - Wikimania 2015.pdf

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  1. Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 23:46, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  2. Aaronshaw (talk) 04:21, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  3. mako 04:22, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  4. Mattflaschen (WMF) (talk) 03:43, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  5. 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)
  6. Risker (talk) 02:00, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
  7. Varnent (talk) 22:08, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
  8. Tar Lócesilion (talk) 23:30, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
  9. CT Cooper · talk 22:51, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
  10. Marcio De Assis (talk) 15:28, 21 June 2015 (UTC)
  11. Trizek (WMF) (talk) 15:58, 8 July 2015 (UTC)