How to display the actor in JIRA notifications

VM context value "changelogauthor" cannot be used in email subject templates. Does anyone know what values are provided when running the template for email subjects?

I found it in
https://developer.atlassian.com/display/JIRADEV/Velocity%20Context%20for%20Email%20Templates

More information:

We were receiving emails like:
"[JIRA] Commented: (ABC-391) BlaBlaBla"
from JIRA.
I wanted to change the subjects to include the author, such as:
"[JIRA] Jack Brown Commented: (ABC-391) BlaBlaBla"

So, I tried using the context value "changelogauthor", but it seems it doesn't exist when subject is processed by Velocity.
Instead I got this:
"[JIRA] $changelogauthor.name Commented: (ABC-391) BlaBlaBla"

I changed the template: "$eventTypeName: ($issue.key) $issue.summary" to "$changelogauthor.name $eventTypeName: ($issue.key) $issue.summary".

It is not clear what context values exist for rendering subjects in
https://developer.atlassian.com/display/JIRADEV/Velocity%20Context%20for%20Email%20Templates

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Try this << Untested >>

#if ($commentauthor) $commentauthor.name #else $remoteUser.name #end $eventTypeName: ($issue.key) $issue.summary"

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