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Author: wolfram.schmied

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watchlist notification email claiming page creation instead of page deletion

I'm a user at Wikimedia Commons, and received this email notification today:

[...]
The Wikimedia Commons page File:P. nigra .JPG has been '''''created''''' on 25 November 2009 by Túrelio, see http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:P._nigra_.JPG for the current revision.

'''''This is a new page'''''.

Editor's summary: duplicate or a scaled down version of [[:File:Prunus negra .jpg]]
[...]
(emphasis mine)

The corresponding edit was [http://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3ALog&type=delete&upage=File%3AP.+nigra+.JPG a deletion]

I was [http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Village_pump#Where_are_the_email_templates.3F advised] to request a correction of the Commons page [http://commons.wikimedia.org/WikiMedia:Email_notif WikiMedia:Email notif]. That page confusingly bears a message that it has been deleted almost three years ago, even though the "message" tab link is blue, and the source tab delivers the correct message source. The template matches the content of the email I delivered. From the variable name "$CHANGEDORCREATED" it seems obvious that either the watchlist notfication mechanism has picked the wrong template, or that the template was not written with deletions in mind.

Regards, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/user:Paradoctor Paradoctor]


Version: unspecified
Severity: normal
OS: Windows Vista
Platform: PC

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Normal.Nov 21 2014, 10:52 PM
bzimport added a project: MediaWiki-Email.
bzimport set Reference to bz21642.
bzimport added a subscriber: Unknown Object (MLST).
bzimport created this task.Nov 25 2009, 7:36 PM
  • This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 15646 ***