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  1. Kent

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    A number of articles are now missing from both the American watch makers and Watch case makers categories (and who knows where else). Is something in the process of being changed, or is this a real issue?
     
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    Nothing is changing that I know of. However, I did change the + to underscore and that might have broken some connections. I will try rebuilding the cache after a while and see if we can find the missing stuff.

    I know it is hard to document what isw not there, but a list would be helpful. (Nothing is ever lost. It is just mislaid. :))
     
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    Kent, you had a typo in the first one the others are all there now. It was probably a cache refresh issue.
     
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    Kent, Since it is browser related, I don't have a handle on it. I just opened all 4 articles with Safari and I looked at them last night with FireFox. I will take a quick look with ie9, but I think you need to clear your browser cache and/or history.
     
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    They open for me in ie9 also.
     
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    I'm now on my wife's laptop running IE9 and I still see the same list of watch case makers Encyclpedia articles which are lacking a number articles, inculding the ones mentioned above.

    Previously, I had deleted all of the History and Temporary Internet files on my desktop, logged out and logged in again and still got the same short list of articles.
     
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    #9 Tom McIntyre, Jan 17, 2012
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    Very puzzling. Just so I understand clearly: You go to your earlier post in this thread and click on each of those links and they do not open the article?

    I think I will try autolinking them here to see what happens.

    Star Watch Case Co.
    Northwestern Watch Case Co.
    Newark Watch Case Material Co.
    North American Watch Co.

    According to the preview, they are all autolinking also.
     
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    #10 Kent, Jan 17, 2012
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    No, with the exception of Star, that I believe you found and fixed a typo, the articles will open. Northwestern Case Co. and North American Watch Co. do not appear on the Watch case makers category list. Star had not appeared on the list previously, but it does now. I still haven't had a chance to see what else is missing.


    Three out of the four autolink for me. Northwestern Case Co. does not autolink for me.

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    Now, in my post, North American Watch Co. does not autolink
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    disregard previous edit, North American Watch Co. does autolink, I didn't see it high up. But Northwestern Case Co. does not autolink.
     
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    There is something wrong with both categories and autolinking. I will report it as a bug.

    Have you been editing the titles of these articles? The behavior with drop outs and partial autolinks is very confusing. If you edit the title of an article that has a category link, I believe you need to delete and re-enter the link. You can probably do it in the same post.
     
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    That's a good point but I haven't been editing the titles of the articles.

    Also, I want to again point out, this did not immediately occur following the upgrade. I edited a number of articles, especially case articles, this past weekend after which the lists of American case makers and American watch makers seemed to contain all of the relevant titles.
     
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    I don't know for sure what is going on, but I am pretty sure it is related to having chosen the + replacement character initially and then changing to _ to bring it back into line with the old section references.

    It does seem like deleting and re-entering the category tag fixes it.

    The behavior of North American Watch Co. generating an auto link to American Watch Co. with the North just dangling on the left bothers me more. It makes the autolinking look a bit like a joke.
     
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    Since a lot of the case makers are named XYZ Watch Case Co., that action could be a real issue. However, I haven't noticed it happening yet except in the second use of the name in a post,
     

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