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Is this some kind of glitch, or an actual message?
Can't read it [can't even pronounce cyrillic let alone translate it], can't copy/paste it as the entire message is a link in that drop menu.

Link itself just goes to http://ru.stackoverflow.com not any specific message page.

I'm not signed up to StackOverflow itself, English or Russian so can't really post it to their Meta.


It's an automated Stack Exchange message asking you to help with Stack Overflow in Russian. These messages are usually sent for events such as a moderator election being held on a site that you have an account on. Receiving a message for a site you don't have an account on seems like a bug, unless this is a special message I'm not aware of.

I seem to recall receiving a similar message about a different site a very long time ago, but perhaps I'm misremembering. Unfortunately these kinds of messages don't appear in the inbox API endpoint, so I can't search my inbox history.

By the way, running the message through Google Translate gives me the following:

Stack Overflow in Russian needs your help!

  • Thanks. I couldn't even get as far as Google Trans, as I've no way to generate cyrillic [other than adding a Russian keyboard, then visually scanning the Keyboard Viewer, hoping to find a pictorial match] :)
    – Tetsujin
    Oct 11 '16 at 19:59

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