At the end of August, when editing articles, the following bug began to appear: when inserting categories, a colon is automatically inserted in front of the category name. As a result, instead of [[Category:Cats]] we have [[:Category:Cats]]. This leads to the article not being categorized. That is why you have to do two extra steps: go back in the text and remove the colon manually, and so with each one of the added categories (!). This is extremely inconvenient.
As far as I understand, to fix the situation, you need to delete text "|| namespaceId === 14" in https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/g/mediawiki/extensions/WikiEditor/+/3ffcdfd1f2571c2b887b1efea70b8524bd0d8cc2/modules/jquery.wikiEditor.dialogs.config.js#360