Wikipedia talk:Special:UnusedCategories

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redirects[edit]

This Special page would be more useful if it excluded category redirects. Stepheng3 (talk) 00:14, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

Suggest removing redirects from this list[edit]

There are currently a lot of redirects on this list such as Category:1774 in the United States. I suggest removing these from the list. Kumioko (talk) 23:34, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

Also skip categories that contain Template:Empty category. Kumioko (talk) 01:14, 25 May 2012 (UTC)
This. It makes actually empty categories stand out. Jjjjjjdddddd (talk) 06:08, 20 August 2016 (UTC)
To Kumioko, Jjjjjjdddddd, GeoffreyT2000, Vanisaac and Hello71: If any of you are interested, it may help to get some action on this if you subscribe and/or comment on the Phabricator ticket. —swpbT 15:15, 26 January 2017 (UTC)
To Kumioko, Jjjjjjdddddd, GeoffreyT2000, Vanisaac and Hello71: The ticket to fix this is on the developer wishlist; if you want to see it acted on, you can vote for it there. —swpbT 19:10, 7 February 2017 (UTC)

RfC on redirect categories[edit]

The consensus is that the special page should exclude categories that are solely redirects. Cunard (talk) 02:03, 21 November 2016 (UTC)
The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Relisted RfC that asked "Should the special page exclude categories that are solely redirects?" Cunard (talk) 23:13, 9 October 2016 (UTC)

Should the special page exclude categories that are solely redirects? Jjjjjjdddddd (talk) 22:26, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

  • Support I agree that category redirects should be excluded from Special:UnusedCategories. We should create a new page property called "categoryredirect", have Template:Category redirect put __CATEGORYREDIRECT__ on category redirects, and finally update the MediaWiki software to exclude category redirects with that page property. The first and last require Phabricator tasks. GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 02:25, 10 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Relisting comment: Relisted RfC to generate more input. Cunard (talk) 23:13, 9 October 2016 (UTC)
  • RFCbot invite - Support. Redirect categories that need to be deleted along with the category it redirects to can be speedy deleted under the G8 criterion - and should show up in reports and tools as being eligible - and those that don't meet G8 need to be investigated under a different process. There very well could be a justification for a separate Special:UnusedRedirectCategories if someone decides that's a maintenance task worthy of pursuing, but those redirect categories definitely don't belong here. VanIsaacWScont 06:26, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support for the reasons given above. ⁓ Hello71 13:47, 30 October 2016 (UTC)

The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.