Learning patterns/Using mass message for surveys

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Using MassMessage for surveys
problemBanners are not the only way to reach users quickly on-wiki
solutionMass message posts messages on talk pages across wikis
creatorEGalvez (WMF)
created on5 November, 2015

What problem does this solve?[edit]

It can be hard to reach users sometimes only through the banner system or emails.

What is the solution?[edit]

MassMessage is a tool that allows you to post to talk pages. Each Wikimedia project has a mass message tool, and Meta has Global Mass Message, where you can post to talk pages across all Wikimedia projects. A few considerations:

  • You can randomly sample a list of users using SQL or Quarry Tool
  • When you post to talk pages, always include a link to the mass message, so that users can remove themselves from future reminders

Learn more about mass messages here!

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