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There have been some issues with old categories lately. For instance http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Category:Skiing_stubs was deprecated and it took over a month before all articles were removed. I'm pretty sure the last ones were actually null edited to force the category to become empty.

There are also some vandalism categories such as http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Category:You_are_gay_and_so_if_you_fucking_mother-Class_physics_articles

that kept having articles in them. Natalie fixed this as well by using nulledits. Still nulledits should not be required to purge old categories. It seems there is an issue in the jobqueue that caused these jobs to stall.

It might be that this was related to the problems with the lists of Special pages not updating. If that is the case it might be that the issue should now no longer occur, but that the categories simply didn't properly land on the jobqueue during the presence of the bug. This is speculation however.


Version: unspecified
Severity: major
See Also:
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=16112

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Low.Nov 21 2014, 11:00 PM
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TheDJ created this task.Mar 23 2010, 10:10 PM

Possibly related to bug 24647 ?

aaron added a comment.Nov 6 2013, 7:17 PM

Is this still occuring?

DJ: Do you know if this still happens?

No answer; assuming this is obsolete. Please reopen if this still happens.