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Deleted templates still appear in Special:Whatlinkshere
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Hello, I made hundred of edits with Mass Edit Regex to delete obsolete templates on Nonciclopedia and while the operation was mostly successfull many pages still appear to be using those templates in Special:Whatlinkshere, so maybe the database needs to be refreshed?

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Do they still appear in Special:Whatlinkshere? It may have take a day or 2 to update Whatlinkshere sometimes.

Wedhro lowered the priority of this task from Normal to Low.Tue, Nov 17, 03:36

They still do, I'll report in a couple days.

They still do, I'll report in a couple days.

Does the issue still persist?

Yep. The number of falsely included templates just went down a little, for example from 370+ to 351 in one case.

Could you link to an example page with a false entry and which is the false one?

For example, checking all pages including Template:S the first entry is the page Jim Morrison but there's no {{S}} to be found there.

Can you try to purge or null-edit that page and then see if it still says they're included?

Just did both and no, it still says it's included.

Just did both and no, it still says it's included.

Hmm ok I will look in a little bit then

Finally there's only a couple dozen pages left still resulting as using those templates, I can now check them personally and find out if MassEditRegex just happened to miss them. I believe the issue is solved, I just wonder if it will happen again when doing similar operations because I have to delete much more templates.