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Wiktionary soft redirect[edit]

Hello. I've been seeing a lot of Wikitionary redirect articles lately such as Parenteral, Drins, Blabber, and Pourquoi. What are the criterions of having sole Wikitionary redirects? There doesn't seem to be any criterions for this. KJ click here 01:26, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

See the Template:Wiktionary redirect documentation: Do not place it on every possible word. It is only for dictionary definitions and which, due to previous re-creations, are likely to be re-created.
I note that the first two examples you cited have significant histories, but Blabber, and Pourquoi were just recently created, so might be candidates for deletion. Wbm1058 (talk) 03:15, 17 March 2014 (UTC)
In the case of nominating it for deletion, which policy would it fall under? And what deletion argument should be used? KJ click here 04:26, 17 March 2014 (UTC)
There may not be any speedy criteria for this. Just a regular deletion nomination, like this for Pourquoi:
Any keep arguments would probably be along the lines of: "this is a thing that should have an encyclopedia article, or that readers are likely to search an encyclopedia for, but we just don't have an article for it yet." In other words, a link to Wiktionary in lieu of a red link. Wbm1058 (talk) 13:32, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Many (most?) of the Category:Redirects to Wiktionary redirects can be deleted. I would nominate Blackamoor (slang) too. I am against mass creation of soft redirects. -- Magioladitis (talk) 14:18, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Foreign language redirects[edit]

I have started a discussion at Wikipedia talk:Redirects for discussion/Redirects from foreign languages#Guideline? about raising the advice regarding foreign-language redirects at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Redirects from foreign languages (WP:FORRED) from an essay to a guideline. Your comments in the discussion would be most welcome. Thryduulf (talk) 11:59, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Against it. While we're on the topic, for the reasons listed at your discussion and on the talk page at WP:FORRED, the policy #8 here is wrong-headed and should be abolished. Nothing against avoiding incredibly obscure synonyms like a redirect from that novel by Charlotte Bronte's sister (the depressed one) but foreign translations are not obscure in the least and their inclusion into that policy was an oversight at best. — LlywelynII 03:51, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Limit on categorizing redirects to the same article?[edit]

If we have two valid names (separate names, not mere misspellings, not textually similar) that redirect to the same article, is there any policy-based limit on why these redirs can't be categorized in the same category as the target article? Andy Dingley (talk) 02:15, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

I'm not aware of any, and it would be counter-productive sometimes. If, for example, a subject is known under more than one clearly distinguished name (not just a spelling or long/short variant of the same name) or if it discusses more than one subject, it is useful if they apppear in categories as well, as readers may look for a subject under a particular name, not even knowing the other names. --Matthiaspaul (talk) 09:41, 21 April 2014 (UTC)
Could you explain the context of the question? Is there some ongoing discussion somewhere else that would help us understand where you are coming from? John Vandenberg (chat) 10:41, 21 April 2014 (UTC)
References See NewHoo, Open Directory Project, DMOZ, and our two talk pages. —Justin (koavf)TCM 14:25, 21 April 2014 (UTC)
No surprise that this question was an offshoot of a complex dispute somewhere ;-)
The very short answer is 'Yes, 0 redirects is the limit, usually'. That is a guideline-based answer; I dont know that there is policy that directly covers this.
This page clearly says that redirects are rarely appropriate in article categories, and points to the more detailed Wikipedia:Categorizing redirects. Examples are given here and there of types of general exceptions, and there is always room for more exceptions if you two want to talk about the specifics, calmly if possible :P Wikipedia talk:Categorizing redirects would be the best place for that discussion if you feel additional editors need to be involved. John Vandenberg (chat) 00:02, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

need to delete a move in error[edit]

Hey guys/gals. I hope I'm in the right place. Confusing to find the right place to post things at times. I'm new to wiki and i just moved a paragraph from my sandbox to the 'addiction psychology' page. not only did the paragraph move but my entire sandbox. 1) why did this happen so I can prevent it in the future? 2) obviously i need to delete my sandbox from wikipedia itself, but i'd like to have it back so i can continue working in it. 3) I'd like to have the re-direct removed. I've tried to undo the move but I'm prohibited. plse help. AddictionPsychologistFrank (talk) 19:21, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

@AddictionPsychologistFrank: Well no, this isn't the right place, but I'll help you anyway.
  1. I moved your draft back to User:AddictionPsychologistFrank/sandbox.
  2. I tagged Wikipedia:Addiction Psychology for speedy deletion. The Wikipedia namespace is not intended to be used for articles, and there is no need for that title to redirect back to your sandbox.
  3. As there is already an article Addiction Psychology, which you have made contributions to, you should not move your sandbox version over the top of it, as this would destroy the page history.
  4. So you should probably make changes by copy and paste from your sandbox.
  5. Click on this link to compare the live version of the article with your sandbox version.
Hope this helps. Wbm1058 (talk) 21:15, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

The "don't redirect" template?[edit]

Can someone add the template that does "don't redirect" with a wikilink (that otherwise would redirect as usual)? -DePiep (talk) 09:58, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

It is not clear what you're asking for. Are you referring to the {{soft redirect}} template that goes on a (soft) redirect page, or the {{noredirect}} template that gets used in the place of a wikilink in an article? These are already described here. —Quondum 10:36, 11 May 2014 (UTC)
The second one. Added. -DePiep (talk) 11:41, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

R template for time-sensitive redirects[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia talk:Template messages/Redirect pages#R template for time-sensitive redirects. Thanks. — Dmitrij D. Czarkoff (talktrack) 21:14, 7 July 2014 (UTC). — Dmitrij D. Czarkoff (talktrack) 21:14, 7 July 2014 (UTC)