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I deleted the article assault rifle from a wikia on August 1st. The link was in several prominent templates, so there was a link to this page on 531 pages.

Nine days later, when I click "what links here" on the deleted page, I still get 531 results, even though the link no longer exists.

Searching for this term results in between 180 and 190 hits, most in the template where the word has already been deleted.

How in the world can I get an accurate list of pages where this term is still on the page?

Attempting to refresh my cache does nothing.

Thank you in advance :) Anno1404 15:12, August 10, 2010 (UTC)

Wikia is doing some kind of data center changes that appear to be causing all kinds of problems in the short term. They're current PR push seems to only talk about the potential upside and carefully sidestep the numerous problems before the good stuff shows up. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 9:56 AM PST 10 Aug 2010
I set up both Wikia and Google site-search links in the sidebar of the wiki I work on. See:
http://cannabis.wikia.com/wiki/MediaWiki:Monaco-sidebar
I read in the staff blog (Blog:Wikia Staff Blog) that search is very popular, and so I put multiple options in the sidebar dropdown menu for search. --Timeshifter (talk) 19:32, August 10, 2010 (UTC)
Have a look at Special:Statistics on your wiki, the number you're concerned with is the job queue length. When that's come down from the 4000something it is at now, your WhatLinksHere will show meaningful results again.
If you want to speed this up, go to every page that needs to be updated and save it with no changes (a "null edit"). This won't show up in the page history, but it will update the meta-information for that page. If you know how to use a bot such as AWB, you can automate it. --◄mendel► 19:55, August 10, 2010 (UTC)
THANK YOU gentlemen, all WONDERFUL ideas. I will let you know how it works :) Anno1404 22:58, August 10, 2010 (UTC)
The problem is the Job Queue is broken, and will not come down automatically at the moment. --  Roguebfl   talk    contribs    email   23:37, August 10, 2010 (UTC)
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