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I'm an editor on a wiki. Some hundreds of pages have a certain template on them (put there a long time ago). I now edited this template; and added some #ifeq and #switch functions to modify its appearance as needed on each page.
The problem: none of the pages where this template is transcluded reflects the change. A page gets updated only if an edit is performed on it.
Is there some way to "flush" all pages, so they would reflect the changes, without performing a nulledit on each one?
- It should update after a daily purge of sorts (whenever the special pages updates), I believe it varies from wiki to wiki. --Talk 19:18, May 14, 2010 (UTC)
Well, it's been almost a week, and nothing happened; they do not react to ?action=purge either.
More precise description of the problem: the "edited" template tries to include the page in different Categories, and while it appears correctly on the page that it belongs to the said category, the Category itself is not filled up with the items. Helixtalk 19:29, May 14, 2010 (UTC)
- Yes, re-categorizing could really take longer. I have had a similar thing on the wiki I was working on and it took more than a week. It's not a malfunction, for more info see this bit on wikimedia. -BramTalk/IGW 23:08, May 16, 2010 (UTC)