Learning patterns/Using mass message for surveys

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Using MassMessage for surveys
problemBanners are not the only way to reach users quickly on-wiki
solutionMass message posts messages on talk pages across wikis
creatorEGalvez (WMF)
created on5 November, 2015

What problem does this solve? edit

It can be hard to reach users sometimes only through the banner system or emails.

What is the solution? edit

MassMessage is a tool that allows you to post to talk pages. Each Wikimedia project has a mass message tool, and Meta has Global Mass Message, where you can post to talk pages across all Wikimedia projects. A few considerations:

  • You can randomly sample a list of users using SQL or Quarry Tool
  • When you post to talk pages, always include a link to the mass message, so that users can remove themselves from future reminders

Learn more about mass messages here!

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