Wikipedia Asian Month/Documentation/Send a mass message

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Welcome to the meta portal for Wikipedia Asian Month! Wikipedia Asian Month (WAM) is an annual online event that aims to promote Asian content in Wikipedia. Since 2015, each participating local community runs an online Edit-a-thon every November, which promotes the creation or improvement of the Wikipedia content about Asia except their own country.

The participating community is not limited to Asia. The project is run across various language-specific Wikipedias and other project websites of the Wikimedia Foundation (Wikimedia movement), however, some specific actions are held in some countries and Wikimedia communities with local organisers.

Wikipedia Asian Month has achieved much over 5 years: over 37,500 high-quality articles have been added in more than 63 language-specific Wikipedias by more than 2,900 Wikipedia editors.

MassMessaging is an effective way to inform people of Wikipedia Asian Month updates. Previous participants can be informed of the start of a new competition, and current participants can receive updates during and after the competition. You can send messages to user talk pages on your preferred Wikipedia site.

Most users who have set up an email address should get your message, even if they don't log in, since the default setting is to send an email whenever the talk page is edited.

Basic steps for sending a mass message[edit]

To send a mass message:

  • Acquire an audience. Acquire a list of users that you want to send messages to, usually based on a category, and create a list of talk page links.
  • Write a short message you want to send , and message header. Do not include a header, as the MassMessage tool has a separate field for that.
  • If you are an Administrator or MassMessage sender, you can use Special:MassMessage to send the messages yourself. Otherwise, you'll probably need to ask an admin or post a request on the "Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat". To make the process quick and easy, you will want to provide clear links to the list of recipients, the subject of the message, and the message body.


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