Talk:MassMessage

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BMJ account[edit]

Hi, I got a message asking if I still wished to use my BMJ account. I no longer need this, so no need to wait to redistribute it, feel free to do so now.

Cheers, Fish and karate (talk) 12:57, 4 September 2018 (UTC)

Why?[edit]

Hi! I replace forum for message [1], but bot don't work with new adress [2]. Мастер теней (talk) 17:21, 4 September 2018 (UTC)

Request for mass message delivery: October 5, 2018[edit]

Can someone please deliver message to WAM 2018 Organizers thanks!

Here are the details

Thanks for your assistance! (Tagging Mass message senders: @Kharkiv07: Template:Bullet @Xaosflux:) WikiPancake 📖 Regards, Wikilover90 Wikilover90 (talk) 15:21, 5 October 2018 (UTC)

doingxaosflux Talk 15:30, 5 October 2018 (UTC)
done @Wikilover90: your message was sent, I had to move the message source to a meta: page to get it to subst in with MMS, now at Meta:Wikipedia Asian Month 2018/Call to WAM Organizers. — xaosflux Talk 15:40, 5 October 2018 (UTC)
OK, So I just completely messed that up, going through to fix now. Sorry! — xaosflux Talk 15:41, 5 October 2018 (UTC)

@Xaosflux: I think you posted the old message of WAM. ^^--Wikilover90 (talk) 16:09, 5 October 2018 (UTC)

@Wikilover90: I messed up the delivery completely, just went and undid all the deliveries I was able to. — xaosflux Talk 16:17, 5 October 2018 (UTC)
OK, cleanup is done. I have to go out for a bit, anyone else feel free to revisit this. — xaosflux Talk 16:19, 5 October 2018 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: Appreciate it!
Thanks @Xaosflux: for the support, I am taking it forward, I will send the message. Regards--Sailesh Patnaik 17:13, 5 October 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg DoneSailesh Patnaik 17:29, 5 October 2018 (UTC)

Message delivered twice to some recipients over a period of a few hours[edit]

Wanted to report this problem regarding message duplication. If this isn't the right place, please let me know. --Rosiestep (talk) 19:42, 28 November 2018 (UTC)

request that all edits identify bot operator[edit]

All mass message activities should identify the person doing the mass messaging.

Why does this not happen already? Blue Rasberry (talk) 02:31, 29 November 2018 (UTC)

I added rules to address this at special:diff/18670748/18678213. Blue Rasberry (talk) 02:17, 2 December 2018 (UTC)
Huh? Any MassMessage does specify who triggered it. What you are looking for is located in the end of every message in an HTML comment. --Base (talk) 02:22, 2 December 2018 (UTC)
@Base: I see. You are correct, and thanks for explaining.
How would you feel about requiring that the sender's identity be in the body of the message to make it more obvious? The norm in Wikimedia projects is for the person making a talk page post to sign it. Are you aware of any discussion or rationale for treating MassMessage posts differently? Blue Rasberry (talk) 02:35, 2 December 2018 (UTC)
Evidently I complained about this in 2014. From the archives:
Blue Rasberry (talk) 02:44, 2 December 2018 (UTC)
[editconflict] Well, it is a bit complicated. Often messages are on behalf of some organising committee and sender themselves are not important as such. Then there are newsletters where sender's identity is even less important. It does make sense though in some abstract general sense, though for me that comment was always enough if I basically had to look up who is to blame. I am not aware of such discussion, and I think that the messages should be treated just as though they were done manually. Again though rules vary with this regard. I know that on ruwiki for instance it is explicitly allowed in rules to use rollback against unwelcome invitations and other mass messages (the rule predates MassMessage tool unless I am mistaken). Basically looking through this page afresh it looks that is already contains a good deal of best practices, including prompt to include signature. --Base (talk) 02:48, 2 December 2018 (UTC)