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Images that are linked to rather than transcluded can cause notifications
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This edit apparently caused an email to be sent to Fredddie because his userpage is linked from

This was a part of a batch deletion on Commons using an automated tool, so 499 emails were sent to him.

Event Timeline

Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptNov 22 2018, 11:34 PM

Which exact kind of email / notification was sent?

Restricted Application added a project: Growth-Team. · View Herald TranscriptNov 23 2018, 12:12 PM

It was an Echo notification - "A page you created was linked to on Wikimedia Commons"

But Fredddie didn't create File:Texas_FM_4001.svg so it must have come from a link on that page. He can comment further if more detail is required.

There are a bunch of tasks related to link notification spam, including T46787