I already have a mediawiki instance with lots of content and I mainly just want to replace the horrible wiki talk pages with an actual forum software for discussion which uses existing user accounts. I don’t particularly want Flow since it seems like a currently in development solution for wikipedia/WMF rather than a well developed forum software for developing the community around the wiki. I also don’t currently have Visual Editor installed and don’t know if I want to until it becomes easier to use.
Basically I have a wiki with a rather small community and even then the default talk pages are a horrible solution for community engagement. I want to encourage a community around the wiki with a solution which is easy to use and understand and have no requirements for integration with prior wikipedia based conventions around discussion etc. So really I’m happy if I can have some form of account sharing, and potentially some kind of easy integration to replace the chat namespaces with forum links or something.
Thank you for your help and apologies for my late reply