Bio I've been gaming since playing Crash Bandicoot: Warped at 6 years old, and my favorite game of all time is now Metal Gear Solid 3, while my favorite series is Final Fantasy. I've also been wiki-ing since a long time, so you'll find me writing and coding throughout the site.
Is there a way to convert all Message Wall messages into Wikipedia-esque Talk Pages? Knowing that Message Walls will eventually be fully retired inevitably, I would like to know how to convert Message Wall messages into Wikipedia-eque Talk Pages. I hear it's possible to change Message Wall messages into those types of talk pages that Wikipedia has, so I hope to hear some information regarding possibility of this type of message conversion.
Hey! I do believe it may be possible to convert the messages in the existing Message Wall feature into the user talk pages (which can be switched on in Special:WikiFeatures), but I've never tried this before, so I'll look into it.
Though I know that Message Wall is getting a replacement, there's nothing wrong with just switching to User talk early and enabling it like a lot of wikis have (such as mine).
Hey, I've unfortunately got some bad news. From asking around with Staff and other wiki managers, there's no one who knows of an automated solution that can preserve Message Wall posts in user talk.
The only thing I can think of right now is to wait until the Message Wall replacement is unveiled and see what you think of it. This will definitely preserve all the posts in Message Wall, as that is one of the priorities of the developer team. If you then decide you'd still rather switch to User Talk pages, I'd preserve whichever are the most important posts.
Other than that, have you contacted the Fandom Developers Wiki? There's a possibility they've found something that we haven't, but those who I asked didn't seem to know a way.
Yeah agreed, the transition should be as smooth as possible, and they'll definitely need options for those who want to just migrate to user talk. I'll keep asking around, and if something does come up then I'll let you know.
During the time, I'll obviously be around to help, just let me know!