Talk:Structured Discussions

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Jayprakash12345 (talkcontribs)

Hi, Is there anyway to pinned a topic on board or we can sort the topic by old to topmost? The problem is that users are suppressing the topics created by admins through creating new topics. It will be very helpful there are any hack or method for sort or pinned.

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Desactivate structured discussion on my user talk page

Martin m159 (talkcontribs)
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"Structured Discussions on user talk" not working

Gnslps (talkcontribs)

Hello the feature exist as a beta feature that can be enabled. It was enabled I don't even remember since when and now I deactivated and activated again a couple of times but nothing seems to change. Anybody knows whats going on? My talk page on Greek wikipedia.


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What happened to my talk page?

Discostu (talkcontribs)
Alsee (talkcontribs)

I jumped in to repair the talk page itself, however someone should investigate what went wrong.

On 7 April 2020, the Flow talk page manager archived the page. I assume(?) this was initiated by the user opting-in to Flow.

  • It used the the expected edit summary (Adding archive template).
  • It added the expected archive header and category.
  • Oddly, it also repeated the Welcome message that was already present.

On 30 April 2020, the Flow talk page manager de-archived the page. I assume(?) this was initiated by the user opting-out of Flow.

  • It used the the expected edit summary (Removing archive template).
  • Incorrectly, it added a second archive header.
  • Oddly, it also added a third copy of the Welcome message.

Possibly relevant clue(?): The Welcome template that was on the talk page is normally supposed to be substed but it wasn't. The Flow talk page manager left the Welcome template intact, and each time it added a subst version.

Discostu (talkcontribs)

I did not opt-out of flow on April 30th. This happened without me doing anything (at least not knowingly). -- Discostu (talk) 07:38, 2 May 2020 (UTC)

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Special Page for all Recent Topics

VolkoV (talkcontribs)

As I am using StructeredDecisions on a smaller Wiki, I would like to see the most recent discussions in some sort of list linking to the respective pages (more lik a forum/table view). Did somebody already program something similar?

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Franklin Yu (talkcontribs)

My talk page for zhwiki broke with this exception. Where should I report this? I see that there is a ticket on Phabricator; should I have reported there instead?

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Keyacom (talkcontribs)

How can I force Flow talk page manager to disable Flow on my talk page?

Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)

On which wiki?

If you've got it enabled as a beta feature, disabling it there should remove the StructuredDiscussions system from your talk page.

On a wiki like this one where it's enabled by default, you instead need to go to Special:ChangeContentModel and change the content model of the blank page to "wikitext".

Keyacom (talkcontribs)

I meant this wiki. I know changing content model is restricted to administrators here. Yes, I want the same feeling as on Ciencia Al Poder's talk page.

Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)


Summary by Minorax

Seems like user's talk page on has been converted back to flow.

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Searching on discussion boards

2 (talkcontribs)

Is it possible search across discussion topics? Either using MediaWiki search functionality or by installing Google search on MediaWiki installation?

Tinss (talkcontribs)

I'm pretty sure it's possible with CirrusSearch. I don't know how one does that though. Maybe through enabling search on the Topic namespace?

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Hi I have a few questions regarding the installaion of Structured Discussions and its dependecies

Summary by KHarlan (WMF)

Flow does not work with SQLite, see

AlgoLove (talkcontribs)

Can anybody help?


Ainz Ooal Gown (talkcontribs)

Yes, please ask your questions. If anyone can help you, they will.

AlgoLove (talkcontribs)

How important is the recommended version of SQLite for a successful installation of Echo and Structured Discussions?

I encountered issues installing Structured discussions and its dependencies the errors I encountered include updating the database schema.

I am trying to successfully install structured Discussions and its dependencies?

KHarlan (WMF) (talkcontribs)

AFAICT we don't test either of these extensions with SQLite, so I'm not sure if they should work or not. Can you post the errors you encountered?

AlgoLove (talkcontribs)

I haven't tested this yet @KHarlan (WMF) i will do and record the errors. any suggestions on the MW version i should install is it worth installing the unstable master versions? @AlgorithmGG

KHarlan (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@AlgoLove looks like the same issue as task T138316, so I don't think it's going to work for you with SQLite, sorry.

AlgoLove (talkcontribs)

The errors i encountered came from the database schema update.i am trying to establish if SQlite is the issue or if ignore external dependencies will do the trick without the errors.

AlgoLove (talkcontribs)

I am using the following versions

Version info is Rell1_33 extensions

MediaWiki 1.33.0
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