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Special:Categories shows unused categories as a result of the fix for this bug. However, now the system message MediaWiki:Categoriespagetext should be updated to indicate it does show unused categories.

Further, the special page shows red-linked (non-existent) categories with no members. There should hopefully be some means by which accidentally-created categories eventually fall off this list.

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Pcj triaged this task as Medium priority.Feb 19 2018, 4:17 PM
Aklapper raised the priority of this task from Medium to Needs Triage.Feb 19 2018, 4:17 PM

Hi @Pcj, thanks for taking the time to report this!
Resetting priority.

Change 414022 had a related patch set uploaded (by GeoffreyT2000; owner: GeoffreyT2000):
[mediawiki/core@master] Update categoriespagetext message

GeoffreyT2000 added a subscriber: GeoffreyT2000.

Yes, the message is currently misleading. The patch has now been uploaded.

Change 414022 merged by jenkins-bot:
[mediawiki/core@master] Update categoriespagetext message