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Generate Special:LonelyPages on a more regular basis
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Currently [[Special:LonelyPages]] is generated (but not in full) once every one or twosix(?) months. I tend to use this list (of 500-4500 pages = not a full "scan") to tag articles with {{Orphan}} on English Wikipedia.

It would be so much better if this list could be generated once every week/month instead.

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Nemo_bis triaged this task as Medium priority.Aug 14 2016, 2:15 PM

In operations/puppet/modules/mediawiki/manifests/maintenance/updatequerypages/enwiki/cronjob.pp I see this is still set to be run every 6 months (January 28 and July 28).

We were told that with the new slaves and the query killer it's ok to run such query pages more often and that if some problem arises it's easily detected and reverted.

Given operations/puppet/modules/mediawiki/manifests/maintenance/updatequerypages/cronjob.pp uses the days 8–13 and 22–27, we could just make them monthly using the days 15–20 of each month.

Change 304696 had a related patch set uploaded (by Nemo bis):
Monthly update of the "slowest" querypages on the English Wikipedia

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/304696

Dereckson added a subscriber: Dereckson.

Explained to original task poster @Josve05a a change is ready for SWAT deploy and can be scheduled.

Scheduled for Thursday, August 25 - 16:00–17:00 UTC (9:00 SF) puppet SWAT.

Change 304696 merged by Filippo Giunchedi:
Monthly update of the "slowest" querypages on the English Wikipedia

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/304696

We can close this, no need to wait for the reports to be run next month.

Josve05a, can you please let people know on relevant English Wikipedia discussion pages, so that they know to check next month for their juicy updates?

I can confirm that the updates are being made. I will write up a nice little statement tomorrow about it to post on relevant WIkiProject, as well as on MediaWIki-talk pages to change the descriptions of the pages.

I can confirm that the updates are being made. I will write up a nice little statement tomorrow about it to post on relevant WIkiProject, as well as on MediaWIki-talk pages to change the descriptions of the pages.

Thank you.