Category:Wikipedia disambig or set index box parameter needs fixing

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This category is automatically populated by the following templates: {{Disambiguation}}, {{Disambiguation/cat}}, {{disambig-cleanup}}, and {{SIA}}. Pages that feed the wrong parameters to those templates are placed into this category, so that they can be easily found and then corrected.

Note: We are currently doing a test run with {{SIA}} to find out what categories people use with that template. Thus some errors reported by that template might not be actual errors. During the test run, this category is a hidden category so most people won't see the error reporting.

The most common fixes that need to be done are:

  • {{disambig|scholl}} – misspelled or incorrect parameter name. Change to one of the valid values, for instance: {{disambig|school}}.
  • {{Disambiguation|Big One, The}} – null sortkey, for instance, on a disambiguation page named "The Big One". The disambiguation template doesn't use a page name parameter for a category sort order or similar. Simply remove such a parameter to make it {{Disambiguation}}, then add {{DEFAULTSORT:Sortkey}} separately.
  • {{Disambiguation|cleanup}} – null parameter. The disambiguation box doesn't use the parameter "cleanup", instead, change to {{Disambiguation cleanup}}.
  • {{SIA|comisc}}Misspelled or incorrect parameter name. Change to one of the valid values, for instance {{SIA|comics}}. Please do not fix any {{SIA}} errors right now. Leave those to us who manage this error reporting. (See test run explanation above.)

If some case is too tricky or a page is protected so you can't edit it, don't worry. More experienced editors and admins will work through the cases that get left in this category.

Subcategories that get listed here are not subcategories in the normal sense. Instead, they happen to use a disambiguation or set index box in the wrong way and thus need fixing too.

MediaWiki runs updates of category listings (as the one you see below) as a low priority job. Thus, if the servers are very busy, it can take some hours before a page is removed from the list below, even though the page has been fixed. Normally, it is removed within several minutes.

Sometimes you will need to purge a page to see your change of a box and to get rid of this category from the bottom of a page.

If you want to discuss any of this, then we recommend that you do that at Template talk:Disambiguation or at Template talk:SIA.