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Misleading email notification on user rights change
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I received the following, I think due to the action of James promoting me to sysop on MediaWiki:

Dear Mattflaschen-WMF,

The MediaWiki page User:Mattflaschen-WMF has been changed on
July 10, 2015 by Jdforrester, see for the current

Editor's summary: MW developer who needs to fix pages from time to time.

Contact the editor:

There will be no other notifications in case of further activity unless
you visit this page while logged in. You could also reset the
notification flags for all your watched pages on your watchlist.

Your friendly MediaWiki notification system

To change your email notification settings, visit

To change your watchlist settings, visit

To delete the page from your watchlist, visit

Feedback and further assistance:

It's very misleading to receive this as a watchlist notification. Also, there is a separate Echo user rights notification, so maybe this should be blocked by an Echo hook (but it's confusing in its own right for a standalone install).

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Mattflaschen-WMF raised the priority of this task from to Needs Triage.
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DannyH triaged this task as Medium priority.Jul 29 2015, 11:45 PM
DannyH set Security to None.
DannyH moved this task from Untriaged to Near-Term Interest on the Collaboration-Team-Triage board.
Quiddity renamed this task from Misleading notification on user rights change to Misleading email notification on user rights change.Dec 16 2015, 8:11 PM