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Bug 6655 - leading colon on page titles
leading colon on page titles
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Templates (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Normal blocker (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Brion Vibber
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Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2006-07-12 18:56 UTC by William Allen Simpson
Modified: 2006-07-13 00:15 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
Web browser: ---
Mobile Platform: ---
Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Attachments
List of pages fixed for bad titles on all wikis (129.42 KB, text/plain)
2006-07-13 00:15 UTC, Brion Vibber
Details

Description William Allen Simpson 2006-07-12 18:56:16 UTC
A problem has arisen on the en: pedia, where some templates have a 
leading colon on their name.  They show up in special:allpages, 
but administrators cannot figure out how to delete, move, or even 
view the logs.

See [[Wikipedia:Templates for deletion/Log/2006 June 26#Smiley templates]]

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3AAllpages&from=9&namespace=10

 [[Template::)]] looks normal, gives special Bad title
 [[Template::-)]] might be a redirect, gives special Bad title
 [[Template::_AFL_Arenas]] looks normal, gives special Bad title

images:
  :AcousticGuitar.jpg looks normal, gives special Bad title

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3AAllpages&from=9&namespace=2  

  [[User:]] appears empty
  :83.109.166.142      special Bad title
  :BL
  :DragonflySixtyseventy 2
  :harinair
  :jhbadger
  :wlievens

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Allpages&from=9

  :CueCat, completely inaccessible
Comment 1 William Allen Simpson 2006-07-12 19:02:11 UTC
I forgot to mention, could a developer please remove the bad 
templates as requested.  I'm not sure what should be done 
about the others.  And of course, there's probably a software 
fix involved....
Comment 2 Rob Church 2006-07-12 19:03:47 UTC
Those are all invalid titles, hence the problem...it lies with the data set, not
the software.
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2006-07-12 19:11:35 UTC
I'll do a bad-titles sweep shortly...
Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2006-07-13 00:15:42 UTC
Created attachment 2074 [details]
List of pages fixed for bad titles on all wikis

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