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Bug 12004 - categories that should be populated by templates using parser functions remain empty more often than not
categories that should be populated by templates using parser functions remai...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 5382
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Templates (Other open bugs)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2007-11-16 19:33 UTC by esprit15d
Modified: 2008-03-11 17:29 UTC (History)
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Description esprit15d 2007-11-16 19:33:16 UTC
#Go to en.wikipedia
#Go to Category:Proposed deletion, and then click on the current day.
#Find an article with a proposed deletion tag (the prod tag should have red text)
#Notice at the bottom of the page Categories: Expired proposed deletion.  Click on the category.
#Notice that the category is empty, or pretty close.
#Now go to Template:Dated prod.  The template contains a parser function that places articles with expired prod tags in the category.  But it half works all the time, and fully works once in a blue moon.
#Then - fix the bug!

I already took this matter to the wikipedia help desk and had the following conversation:
I added <nowiki><includeonly>[[Category:Expired proposed deletion]]</includeonly></nowiki> to the {{tl|dated prod}} template.  It was in a parser function that displays a red expired message when the 5-day prod time limit is up.  The template seems to work correctly, and articles with expired prod tags show the message and include the Category.  For example: this article: [[CEXL]].  However, when you click on [[:Category:Expired proposed deletion]] the category is empty.  Only once on the day before yesterday did I see it populated with like 20 articles.  I can't fathom why that is happening.  Help!--Esprit15d<big>([[Wikipedia:Requests_for_adminship/Esprit15d|۝]] • [[User_talk:Esprit15d |۞]] • [[Special:Contributions/Esprit15d|▲]]</big>) 13:30, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
:'''Additional note:''' well today I did see it populated with some cats, so I don't know if it's suddenly working now or not?--Esprit15d<big>([[Wikipedia:Requests_for_adminship/Esprit15d|۝]] • [[User_talk:Esprit15d |۞]] • [[Special:Contributions/Esprit15d|▲]]</big>) 13:38, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
::I had the same problem with the changes I made to {{tl|fair use reduced}}, to categorize into [[CAT:FURD7]].  Basically, dynamic categorization doesn't work reliably in the current software, but a null edit on the template will fix it (though it's difficult with this one, as it's protected).  Also, it may take a couple of hours to fully populate the category. --[[User:Pekaje|Pekaje]] 19:45, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
:::Woah! That null edit thing worked, inexplicably.  I'm an admin, so I was able to edit it.  Thanks!--Esprit15d<big> ([[Wikipedia:Requests_for_adminship/Esprit15d|۝]] • [[User_talk:Esprit15d |۞]] • [[Special:Contributions/Esprit15d|▲]]</big>) 01:35, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

Well, it doesn't work anymore - I've null edited that template several times since to no avail.  I also tried null editing articles with the category, and it actually did place them in the category, but, obviously that is ten kinds of pointless.
Comment 1 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2008-03-11 17:29:49 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 5382 ***

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