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This template is used to tag redirects and populate Category:Unprintworthy redirects by default. It may be used individually, within the {{This is a redirect}} template, or within other redirect category templates, which allows them to populate the Unprintworthy category by default.


Use this rcat template on mainspace redirects only.
  • Use this redirect category (rcat) template for Main (article) namespace (mainspace) redirects that are not suitable for use in a printed or CD/DVD encyclopedia. While no full version of Wikipedia has yet been printed, there have been CD versions made that have used this tag to exclude such redirects. Add this rcat to a redirect (not a talk-page redirect) in the following manner:
#REDIRECT [[(target article title)]]

{{R unprintworthy}}
This is in accord with instructions found at WP:REDCAT.
  • Template {{This is a redirect}} may also be used to add this and up to seven appropriate rcats to a redirect.
  • Redirects that should have this template include misspellings (such as Gdańk for Gdańsk) and confusing redirects created after page merges and moves. Redirects that represent genuine alternate names (such as Danzig) should not use this template. Redirects such as Danzig, which should be used in a print encyclopedia, should be tagged with {{R printworthy}}.


  • Also known as... – list of templates that redirect here and may also be used


  • In main-article namespace, many redirects are considered unprintworthy; however, there are many others that are printworthy, so other rcats often have 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 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.
  • Template {{This is a redirect}} will accept these rcats just like any other.
{{Redr|(other rcat)|(other rcat)|printworthy}}
{{Redr|(other rcat)|(other rcat)|(other rcat)|unprintworthy}}
Either {{This is a redirect}} or its alias/shortcut, {{Redr}}, may be used.


This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.

R unprintworthy

Use this template for Main (article) namespace redirects that should not be used in a print encyclopedia. It takes no parameters.

Template parameters
Parameter Description Type Status
No parameters specified

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