Instead of

Make your changes. Note the change in syntax for issue-related commit messages. See the Commit messages page for details.

Could we say

Make your changes and create a commit message as suggested here. (Do not begin a commit message with '#')

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Although it is a bit more clear I don't think we should lose the link to http://drupal.org/node/1061754

What about:
Make your changes and create a commit message as suggested here. (Do not begin a commit message with '#', more info)

I'm not sure if the goal here it to simplify or to make the directions more clear. I'm inclined to change this to:
After making changes, add and commit them. Do not begin commit messages with the # symbol. See Commit messages for details.

Status:Active» Reviewed & tested by the community

That works. Thanks!

Status:Reviewed & tested by the community» Fixed

Updated

Status:Fixed» Closed (fixed)

Automatically closed -- issue fixed for 2 weeks with no activity.