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Same name, different Separators

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Description of Suggestion - 8011: Same name, different Separators

Category Names are duplicated, except they contain different separators (slashes, hyphens, commas, etc.)


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Possible Causes

Different separators were used in the category name. As an example:

[[Category:Greenwood Ash Cemetery, Houston, Texas]]
[[Category:Greenwood-Ash Cemetery, Houston, Texas]]

Action Steps

To fix this error, the page(s) must be renamed.

  1. If the correct page name already exists, add {{Rename Category|Correct Category Name}} to the category page;
  2. If the correct page name does not already exist:
    • Copy all content from the page;
    • Replace the content with {{Rename Category|Correct Category Name}};
    • After you save, click on the red [[Category Link]] on the page and paste all information that was copied from the previous page.

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All categories excluding the ones using #Redirect and the ones being handled by EditBOT are searched for same name ignoring separators. Search is done as Case sensitive search.

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