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leading colon on page titles
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Author: William.Allen.Simpson

A problem has arisen on the en: pedia, where some templates have a
leading colon on their name. They show up in special:allpages,
but administrators cannot figure out how to delete, move, or even
view the logs.

See [[Wikipedia:Templates for deletion/Log/2006 June 26#Smiley templates]]

[[Template::)]] looks normal, gives special Bad title
[[Template::-)]] might be a redirect, gives special Bad title
[[Template::_AFL_Arenas]] looks normal, gives special Bad title


:AcousticGuitar.jpg looks normal, gives special Bad title

[[User:]] appears empty
:      special Bad title
:DragonflySixtyseventy 2

:CueCat, completely inaccessible

Version: unspecified
Severity: blocker



Event Timeline

bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Medium.Nov 21 2014, 9:18 PM
bzimport set Reference to bz6655.

William.Allen.Simpson wrote:

I forgot to mention, could a developer please remove the bad
templates as requested. I'm not sure what should be done
about the others. And of course, there's probably a software
fix involved....

robchur wrote:

Those are all invalid titles, hence the lies with the data set, not
the software.

I'll do a bad-titles sweep shortly...

Created attachment 2074
List of pages fixed for bad titles on all wikis