My “Recent inbox messages” on MSO (i.e. with the new top bar) includes the following item, dated 2013-11-25 20:41:53Z:

Welcome to Web Applications! Visit your user page to set your name and email.

This is a strange message — why tell me that when I've been using the site for a while (like many other Stack Exchange sites)? I presume it should be what appeared around that time in the “notifications” tap of the soon-ex-and-regretted multicollider:

The Web Applications Stack Exchange 2013 community moderator election is underway — nominations now being accepted.


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I didn't realize that both the welcome code and the election code used the same message type - WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT IT!?

This should be fixed now and the offending message type overloads will be sorted out in an upcoming refactor.

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    "Welcome to the site...come claim your diamond!"
    – Tim Stone
    Commented Nov 25, 2013 at 21:26

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