Greetings, WikiProject Breakfast!
Now that you've had a chance to use Flow in your discussion space, we wanted to check in and see how you feel about the current set of features.
- Recap of work to date
As a quick recap, in the past 4 weeks, we've updated the visual design and behavior of some of our features per your and other users' feedback:
- permanent reply and edit buttons instead of hover buttons
- moderation actions and permalinks moved into a menu instead of appearing on hover
- darker body text
- tighter spacing between posts and topics
- third level of indentation for posts (code currently live on mediawiki.org and set to kick in here later this week)
- found and fixed many bugs
Check out the screenshots of the first iteration and the second iteration of the visual design/UI of Flow, to see our progress.
- What's next
We're still just getting started with the visual design and features of Flow. We're currently working on an overhaul of our frontend code and design, which will make it look better across multiple screens (large and small) and more browsers. You can see the early stages of this work in this prototype: http://area51.yar.gs/wmf/flow1/#, including a new navigational feature to the right of discussions. In addition, we'd like to do the following in the next month or so:
- add in-board search feature (you can see it in the prototype above)
- add a feature to summarize and close topics
- add the "thanks" feature for posts
- continue improving moderation, history, and watchlist items
- Do you still want to help?
- If you'd like to keep using Flow here, let us know what you'd like us to prioritize next that would make it better for you! We're interested in hearing what new features you'd like to see, as well changes to the existing features and design.
If you'd like to end the trial and return to using a talk page here, just let us know, and we can return your Flow posts to wikitext.
Whatever you choose, thanks for trying out the software and helping us improve it!