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Won't load links from one specific page
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I tried to load all links on User:Od Mishehu/river stubs/M - and got no results. This page loads just fine on Wikipedia; and if I replace the M with other letters - AWB has no problem loading the list.

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Which list provider? Link on page?

Reedy closed this task as Resolved.Mar 23 2016, 4:43 PM
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I purged the page with the forcerecursivelinkupdate parameter via the API and it's now returning results

Anomie added a subscriber: Anomie.Mar 23 2016, 4:54 PM

My guess is that the database pagelinks table wasn't populated with the links from that page for some reason. A normal purge doesn't fix that, but an API action=purge with forcelinkupdate will. So will a null edit, usually.

As for why the database table wasn't populated, I have no idea. That happens occasionally, but we can never reproduce it so it's nearly impossible to figure out what's going on.