--- Comment #5 from Tilman Bayer <tba...@wikimedia.org> ---
(In reply to comment #4)
> Just in case it helps, some examples of why this feature is useful:
> * Posting to discussion pages of articles under a common category.
> * Contacting users by language through Babel (e.g. [[w:Category:User es]])
> through userboxes (usually generating categories e.g.
> interested in astronomy]]).
Thanks for these examples! The first one is especially interesting, although
I'm wondering how MassMessage would know to use the associated talk pages
instead of the articles in that category directly.
> One question though is what to do with subcategories under the selected
> category. Discard them? Go just one level down? There is some risk of ending
> spamming a lot more people than you initially expected.
True; perhaps bug 57472 ("MassMessage preview should output the number of
recipients") will help with that.
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