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Bug 7420 - Option to hide categories which don't have a page in Special:Categories
Option to hide categories which don't have a page in Special:Categories
Status: RESOLVED WORKSFORME
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Blocks:
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Reported: 2006-09-27 00:48 UTC by Betacommand
Modified: 2007-06-07 23:58 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Betacommand 2006-09-27 00:48:31 UTC
There is Special:Categories that shows all of the categories but there is about
5-8% of thise categories dont exist they are red linked categories that are
populated but the page for them does not exist. could you add a Special page
that identifies these as there are many categories that need taken care of
Either emptied or have the page created, and manualy  looking 1,000 categories
at a time is very laborious and repetitve. and needs to be re looked though a
lot and there are +170,000 categories to look though.
Comment 1 Jimmy Collins 2006-09-27 16:29:29 UTC
The features you requested do already exist. See f.e.:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Wantedcategories
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Unusedcategories
Comment 2 Betacommand 2006-09-27 17:27:16 UTC
that is not what I am requesting
In http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Categories it lists every populated
category. 5-8% of those populated categories do not exist (they are redlinked).
Is  there a away that you could extract those from
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Categories
Comment 3 Rob Church 2006-12-09 10:55:18 UTC
You *mean* that you want to hide categories from Special:Categories where the
corresponding category page does *not* exist?
Comment 4 Betacommand 2006-12-09 11:16:45 UTC
I want to Identify all categories that do *not* exist yet are populated
see:http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Category:2014_in_football_%28soccer%29
the category has pages in it yet the page for the cat was never created the
category is redlinked yet has pages categorized in it.
Comment 5 Rob Church 2006-12-09 11:31:51 UTC
Then you *do* want Special:Wantedcategories, from comment 1.
Comment 6 Betacommand 2006-12-09 11:36:21 UTC
Kinda, as that shows some of the redlinked cats. that also shows some created
cats. and  it does not have them in any order. 
Comment 7 Rob Church 2006-12-09 12:29:08 UTC
Well, as the message at the top states, it's cached. Ordering might be something
we can tweak, though.

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