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If a redirect is from a spelling or grammar error, is it okay to fix it? --UserJDalek 03:18, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
Yes, certainly. NOTBROKEN doesn't say you can't correct actual errors. It's mostly about not preferring piped links to redirects. If that isn't clear, maybe you can point out the text that made you doubt this, so we can discuss how to fix it. --Trovatore (talk) 03:40, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
If the link is inside quoted material, the spelling and grammar should not be changed from the original. --Redrose64 (talk) 08:16, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
Oh, right, that's certainly true. But linking from inside direct quotes is usually a bad idea anyway. --Trovatore (talk) 08:18, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
Actually, there wasn't any specific text that made me think it wasn't allowed, I just thought it might confuse newbies that there wasn't anything about it, and I figured that since it's a guideline page, I should probably ask on the talk page before changing it (sorry if I confused you, but I'm not that good at talking (or writing)). --UserJDalek 02:57, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
I am editing Wikipedia:Redirect#D10 at Wikipedia:Redirect/Deletion reasons and commenting here as requested at Wikipedia talk:Redirect/Deletion reasons. The reason says "If the redirect could plausibly be expanded into an article, and the target article contains virtually no information on the subject, it is better that the target article contain a redlink than a redirect back to itself." It is usually a good thing to delete redirects that link to articles where there is virtually no information. However, the reason is not to create a redlink in the target but it is to avoid people being perplexed about why they have arrived at an irrelevant article. The undesirability of self-redirects is already discussed at Wikipedia:Redirect#Self-redirects. I am removing the last clause (diff). Thincat (talk) 10:40, 20 December 2014 (UTC)