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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 {{Set index article}}. Pages that feed the wrong parameters to those templates are placed into this category, so that they can be easily found and then corrected.

The most common fixes that need to be done are:

Misspelled or incorrect parameter name
  • {{disambig|scholl}} – Change to one of the valid values, for instance: {{disambig|school}}.
  • {{SIA|comisc}} – Change to one of the valid values, for instance {{SIA|comics}}.
Null sortkey (the disambiguation template doesn't use a page name parameter for a category sort order or similar)
  • {{Disambiguation|Big One, The}} – on a disambiguation page named "The Big One", simply remove such a parameter to make it {{Disambiguation}}, then add {{DEFAULTSORT:Sortkey}} separately.
  • {{Disambiguation|Smith, John}} – on a disambiguation page named "John Smith" that clarifies a person name, {{human name disambiguation|Smith, John}} can be used to tag the article and set a sortkey. If the disambiguation page is a mix of people named 'John Smith' and other entities, use {{disambiguation|hn=Smith, John}}.
Null parameter
  • {{Disambiguation|cleanup}} – the disambiguation template doesn't use the parameter "cleanup". Instead, change to {{Disambiguation cleanup}}.

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.

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