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When used with the "Redirect category shell" (Rcat shell) template:

Template {{Redirect category shell}} may be used to add one or more rcat templates, along with their parameters and categories, to a redirect. For more information see the documentation page below.

When used by itself:

  • From a duplicated article: This is a redirect from a page on the same or very similar subject matter that was kept as a redirect in order to preserve this page's edit history after the content was merged.
    • Please do not delete this redirect nor remove this tag unless the need to recreate this article is demonstrated.
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Usage

#REDIRECT [[(target page name)]]

{{Rcat shell|
{{R from duplicated article}}
}}
and when the redirect is in article mainspace, printworthiness should also be tagged:
#REDIRECT [[(target page name)]]

{{Rcat shell|
{{R from duplicated article}}
{{R unprintworthy}}
}}
Template {{Rcat shell}} is an alias for the Redirect category shell template, which may be used to add as many appropriate rcats as needed, usually from one to seven, along with their parameters, to a redirect. For more information see the documentation on its template page. This rcat may also tag a redirect individually:
#REDIRECT [[(target page name)]]

{{R from duplicated article}}
This is in accord with instructions found at Wikipedia:REDCAT.
  • Apply this rcat to a redirected page name that had the same or very similar subject matter as another article or other project page. This must be done in order to preserve the edit-history attributions of the redirect after the content was merged into the target page.
  • Since these redirects are former articles, they have revision histories of prior edits; however, they should not be history merged with their targets. This is because in most cases they were originally created in good faith as separate distinct articles, without the creator having knowledge of the pre-existence of another article on exactly the same subject. This situation is different from a cut-and-paste move where a history merge would be required.
  • Category:Redirects from duplicated articles is a subcategory of Category:Redirects from merges, so {{R from merge}} should not be used with this rcat.

Aliases

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

See also