I'm trying to delete two pages:

These two pages are in the Special:AllPages list even though they return 404 not found status.

How can I delete them?

  • I'm confused about your question, but you should review the code that dynamically generates these pages. If it seems to be working fine otherwise, and there were no modifications to the static code recently, then I would scan my box for malware with consideration to the format just to be safe. The pages shouldn't be on the physical box itself if it's returned a 404 error. I'm not sure, but I want to say that the pages output looks like a hashed url encoded string.
    – Ryan Brown
    Aug 16, 2016 at 5:33
  • Though they're hashed URLs, they forward to the proper page names at: wiki.lxde.org/en/…³íêà and wiki.lxde.org/en/Uk:Головна_сторінка The notice says "Bad title: The requested page title was invalid, empty, or an incorrectly linked inter-language or inter-wiki title. It may contain one or more characters that cannot be used in titles." How can I delete a page that shows this error? The two pages are listed on wiki.lxde.org/en/Special:AllPages Aug 16, 2016 at 20:21

1 Answer 1


The first page has never been deleted, the second has never been created and is not in Special:AllPages.

That said, it can sometimes happen that the database contains stale links which never get refreshed despite purges and a functioning job queue; in such a case it may be necessary to run refreshLinks.php, specifically:

php maintenance/refreshLinks.php --dfn-only

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.