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Categories are not added to local user pages copied from a global user page
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My user page is properly categorized on Meta-wiki, but the corresponding categories are not shown in the local wikis.

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He7d3r created this task.Feb 22 2015, 4:22 PM
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duplicate of T89973?

Not fixing this would mean that users who want to continue using babel won't benefit much from global user pages.

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Nikki added a subscriber: Nikki.Jul 5 2015, 5:11 AM
Legoktm added a subscriber: Legoktm.Aug 2 2015, 8:50 AM

duplicate of T89973?

Yes, but let's not dupe it since this is specifically about Babel, which we may be able to implement separately from normal categories.

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Legoktm renamed this task from Babel categories are not added to local user pages copied from a global user page to Categories are not added to local user pages copied from a global user page.Sep 12 2016, 8:57 AM
Legoktm changed the task status from Open to Stalled.

I have submitted patches to address this in Babel, and maintain a central database of language information.

Is there an expectation that non-Babel categories will work on remote wikis? I don't think so, and would propose declining the general "categories are not copied over" task.