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Regulating the flow, and directing it to another page[edit]

Hi! I don't know whether this is the best place to ask, but if not, maybe you could show me the way to a better place. First of all, btw: is this the system that delivers all globally sent messages in the Wikipedias?

  • Is there any way to regulate how many messages are sent to the Village Pump and similar, of a Wikipedia?
  • How do you do to make it so that the messages are left on another page instead?

(I've observed many small Wikipedias, where it seems the mass messages only stifles any actual activity on the Village Pump, and thus stifling communication in the first place/any communication at all.)

Thanks in advance, 786r (talk) 21:31, 6 October 2017 (UTC)

Hi, 786r. Yes, it is the system. There are some users who post messages manually and some who use their own scripts for this, but this is the default way to do this most people use. When you edit wikitext of MassMessage delivered message you can see an HTML comment that looks like <!-- Message sent by User:MCruz (WMF)@metawiki using the list at -->. If you follow the link you will see the list used for the delivery (the concrete revision of it). It may be a normal wikitext page or sometimes it is a special kind of a page with MassMessage list content model. The first is normally editable, the second is like a form with add and remove buttons. If you think that some particular kind of messages is better to go to this rather than to that Village Pump you simply change the destination in the list and for any further messages sent to it new destination would apply. I am leaving it up to you to make sure that your view of the best destination resonates with your community's. If this wasn't clear enough or you just need more info I can provide you more links and examples, feel free to ask. --Base (talk) 22:26, 6 October 2017 (UTC)

Request for MassMessage sender's flag[edit]

Hi, not sure if this is the right place, but may I pelase ask for MassMessage sender's right, needed for the delivery of the CEE Newsletter once a month (usually first day of the month). Currently the list of subscribers is small enough, but this may also be due to the fact that the problem with the automated delivery has not been yet solved. I am aware how to use the tool, as I have used it as administrator both on Bulgarian Wikipedia and on Commons. If this is not the right place to ask for this user right, I welcome any advice where is more appropriate to addess it. :) Spiritia 17:56, 2 December 2017 (UTC)

User found right venue --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 17:58, 3 December 2017 (UTC)


Please unsubscribe my account from any MediaWiki message delivery messages. See s:ru:User talk:Ratte: category Opted-out of message delivery doesn't help. Ratte (talk) 07:29, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

You have to place localized (by language) category there to be effective. Check Wikidata. — regards, Revi 08:47, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
And only way to unsubscribe is using the category. There’s no other unsubscribing method, other than senders not including your pages there. — regards, Revi 08:48, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

Recipients on different plaforms[edit]

In March, we agree with other users in Tuscany to centralize our mass message list of Tuscan users on meta, as a form of respect of other it-N platforms and the users who are foreigners. I recycled the list on itwikipedia I prepared in 2016 in this page and I have to integrate it. Some of the users however don't have a meta userpage because they are old users who were not very active after the SUL passage but we would like to inform in any case. Other users who I will insert later are simply more active on wikisource or commons and should be informed there if possible. One user should be contacted on frwikipedia (even if he understands the message in Italian, he is more active there)

Last time that I prepared a mass message for users on many platforms I arranged the recipients in multiple lists, see User:Alexmar983/MassMessageList, I put "discussioni utente" for it-N platforms and "user talk" for wikidata and commons in separate lists. I would like however this time to make a list that organize these users in the same space. Is this possible, or in the mass message system the target platform cannot be encoded in the lists of talk pages?

Thank you.--Alexmar983 (talk) 11:28, 5 May 2018 (UTC)

Failed message[edit]

I sent a message to Global message delivery/Targets/Signpost for The Signpost monthly publication. The interface told me the message was sent and after a few minutes, there were zero queued messages. However, no one on the list received the message. I want to double-check before I try to send again. Chris Troutman (talk) 15:52, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

I've since added a task to Phabricator. Chris Troutman (talk) 17:46, 24 May 2018 (UTC)