It is. But the same numbers are shown on Special:Statistics and via the API. The page I linked in the first post, however, shows when the statistics started to get weird.
Sep 23 2017
May 11 2017
I totally agree. Hopefully most users use that method today. But there are probably a lot of references with the same name in old articles (and some new ones as well), so it will happen again. The problem is not huge, but I thought you wanted to know about it.
The bot changes some references with the name parameter set, but not all of them. See this dif for an example. The bot sets
on two of the references with the name "UK's Albums/Singles positions to Ashanti". However, there are two more references with: