User talk:Roan Kattouw (WMF)

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Msannakoval (talkcontribs)
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Hello Taeris3ot4ga3m1u and welcome to the Outreach Wiki!

Our mission is to recruit and support new Wikimedians and to build strong relationships with cultural and educational institutions. Want to help? Here are ways that you can get involved:

The Village pump is a great place to ask questions. Also, you can leave a note on [[User talk:|my talk page]] if I can help. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you like Outreach Wiki and decide to stay!


Msannakoval (talkcontribs)

Um, Roan, I think something's not working quite right here. Why is it calling you "Taeris3ot4ga3m1u" when your username is "Roan Kattouw (WMF)"? Also, I clicked on the square brackets icon in the bottom right to add my sig as is the style/custom here on Outreach wiki when welcoming new users (minus date since I knew that Flow would time/date stamp the post automatically) and it didn't display my wikitext. Hope you can take a look. All the best to you, old friend. Msannakoval (talk) 01:23, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

Roan Kattouw (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Yeah, the welcome template doesn't work well on Flow pages. This is a known bug which has been discussed off and on. The crux of the issue is that {{welcome}} and similar templates use {{BASEPAGENAME}} or similar magic words to get the name of the page, which they assume is also the name of the user. But in Flow, page name-related magic words refer to the topic (this one is Topic:Taeris3ot4ga3m1u) instead of the page (User talk:Roan Kattouw (WMF)), and so that assumption breaks. I think we should probably just change that, but it's not a totally clear-cut thing.

Also, hey! Nice to hear from you again! How are things, and what brings you to outreachwiki, of all places?

Msannakoval (talkcontribs)

That's ood to know. And it's not surprising that you're already on top of it. Thanks, Roan. :)

I've been a member of the education program newsletter team since I left my staff role. What can I say? I still believe in WEP and I still love helping where I can.

Nice to hear from you, too. Hope all's well in your corner of the world. I'm still so proud of you. <3 ~~~~

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