Template:R from more specific name

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  • This is a redirect from a title that is a more specific name to a less specific, more general one. For more information follow the category link.
    • It may be a more specialized term, include extraneous identifiers, or simply be worded more narrowly. It leads to the title in accordance with the naming conventions for common names and can help writing. It is not necessary to replace these redirected links with a piped link.
    • If the redirect is simply a longer version of the same name, use {{R from long name}} instead.
    • For redirects that are incorrect names for the target, use {{R from incorrect name}}.
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Use this rcat template in any namespace.
#REDIRECT [[(target page name)]]

{{R from more specific name}}
This is in accord with instructions found at Wikipedia:REDCAT.
  • Template {{This is a redirect}} may also be used to add this and up to seven appropriate rcats to a redirect.
  • Use this rcat on all redirects from a title that is a more specific, less general page name.


  • Click here for a list of templates that redirect here and that may also be used.


  • In main-article namespace, many redirects to more general page titles are considered unprintworthy; however, there are many others that are printworthy, so there is no default sort for printworthiness. At some point in the future, Jimmy Wales wants to make more printed versions of Wikipedia encyclopedia articles. Some rcats automatically populate either Category:Printworthy redirects or Category:Unprintworthy redirects by default. Others, like this rcat, do not, and that means it is up to editors to choose which of those categories, Printworthy or Unprintworthy, is appropriate and should be populated. The rcats that are used separately to populate those categories are:
Please click on each one for more details and guidance.
{{Redr|from more specific name|printworthy}}
{{Redr|from more specific name|unprintworthy}}
Either {{This is a redirect}} or its alias/shortcut, {{Redr}}, may be used.


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R from more specific name

Places a redirect in [[Category:Redirects from more specific names]]. This template can be added to a redirect which has a name which is a valid alternative to the title of the target page. There are some more specific alternative name redirect templates which can be used instead of this one, such as {{R from full name}} (for individuals) and {{R from more specific geographic name}} (for places). Do not use this template if the redirect is an incorrect title for the target page; use {{R from incorrect name}} instead. This template takes no parameters.

Template parameters
Parameter Description Type Default Auto value Status

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