Hi S Page,

Good timing! As you were writing this I assigned myself the task of writing up what the bot will do, so it didn't linger on as an orphan. Frances and I can divvy up that work in whatever way it makes most sense.

Regarding T76785: I will handle the BAG request (and just re-assigned it to myself, since I'm the bot owner).

Our first priority is to test our whole workflow on testwiki. I see that MatchBot has the Flow-bot user right now, so are we good to go with testing creating a talkpage as a Flow board there?

Congrats on the promotion! I'll gladly take over shepherding this through from here on out. Thank you so much for your work with us,


On Mon, Jan 5, 2015 at 3:05 PM, S Page <spage@wikimedia.org> wrote:
(I've been in my new job for 4 hours yet I'm still worrying about Flow content models. Such loyalty :) )

Good news: if you have the flow-create-board right, and if you're on a wiki with $wgContentHandlerUseDB set, then add-topic or edit-header creates a new Flow board. \o/ T76793 is resolved.

However, neither condition is set on enwiki. I added some more blocking tasks to T78640 (Co-op: bot can create a Flow board for each new mentored editor (tracking)).

Frances, do you have a wiki page explaining what the bot will do?
Are you or ErikB (who comes back from break on Friday) working on T76785 (Co-op: get approval for hostbot to flow-create-board right) ?

I explained the issues to Danny that make T51193 (Set $wgContentHandlerUseDB = true on all WMF wikis) contentious. I moved its blockers to a new T85847 (issues with granting the editcontentmodel right).  We'd rather the Co-op bot not be tied to big discussions of changing content models and Flow taking over more talk pages, but it might get sucked in.

http://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/editcontentmodel has next steps for wgContentHandlerUseDB and a draft message about the changes for a Flow tech lead to eventually send out.

I'm happy to help, but someone else needs to take the reigns rains reins on this.

=S Page  Collaboration team engineer

Jonathan T. Morgan
Community Research Lead
Wikimedia Foundation