|Resolved||Legoktm||T90820 Run MassMessage to contact user talk pages of all affected accounts|
|Open||None||T93049 Same MassMessage is being sent more than once|
MassMessage follows redirects, so the message may end up in a different place, however the body (for all post halfway through commons) will contain the username of the account that is actually being renamed.
Re https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?diff=11604303&oldid=11598114&rcid=6087341 and others, in hindsight it would be better if the text started with "Hello $user," rather than "Hello," so that the recipients understand to whom it's directed. Can we still modify that for the English text?
It also doesn't help that the "true" information content of the message is only in the second paragraph, after 100 words of premises.
It is astonishing that several long-time users are receiving the message:
Finalized text P398
This will start running shortly.
There was a bug that hit commons briefly, since fixed: village pump notice. If someone could help me let the affected users know to ignore it, that would be wonderful and I'll give you eight tokens to do as you please with.
Wonderful, thank you. Your tokens are in the mail :)
Took the evening off, we're at 1.4 million of 2.8 million. Just running on en.wiki and de.wiki tomorrow, it would take up most of the day anyway so it's staying local to those wikis.
I also added a line in the message about [[Special:MergeAccount]] since that generated the most confusion for the first half of the emails.