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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 fictional element: This is a redirect from a fictional element (such as an object or concept) to a related fictional work or list of similar elements. The destination may be an article about a related fictional work that mentions this element, a subsection, or a standalone list of elements.
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Purpose

This redirect category (rcat) template is used to categorize redirects from a fictional element (object or concept) to a list of elements, a type of article that is a collection of brief descriptions and covers the subject more comprehensively. Links to list entries should use this redirect and should not be piped with the target pagename. This allows "what links here" to be used to identify the links to the individual sections.

Usage

Use this rcat template on mainspace redirects only.
#REDIRECT [[(target article title)]]

{{Rcat shell|
{{R from fictional element}}
}}
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 article title)]]

{{R from fictional element}}
This is in accord with instructions found at Wikipedia:REDCAT.
  • An optional unnamed parameter may be used to supply the name of the fictional work that includes the element. This will sort the redirect into a more specific category for that work. For example:
{{Rcat shell|
{{R from fictional element|1=Doctor Who}}
}}
or the 1= may be omitted:
{{Rcat shell|
{{R from fictional element|Doctor Who}}
}}
and if used individually:
{{R from fictional element|Doctor Who}}
all three of the above populate Category:Doctor Who element redirects to lists.
  • Important note: the very first time that a fictional-work-specific subcategory is named in the first parameter, that category will appear as a red link (Category:(series name) element redirects to lists) at the bottom of the redirect page. (If this is not seen or no categories can be seen at the bottom of the page, then be sure your user preferences are set to see hidden categories!) If the category link is red, it means that the category must be created to correctly sort the fictional element. The category name should be similar to the Doctor Who category just seen:
Category:(series name) element redirects to lists
The edit page of the new category should be encoded as follows:
{{Redirect category|from=''(series name)'' fictional elements|template=Rcat shell|parameters=<nowiki>{{</nowiki>[[Template:R from fictional element|R from fictional element]]{{!}}1=(series name)<nowiki>}}</nowiki>}}

[[Category:Fictional element redirects to lists]]
Insert the series name in two places, shown in parentheses, inside the {{Redirect category}} template.
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  • A second optional unnamed parameter may be used to provide a category sort key for the fictional element that is redirected. For example:
{{Rcat shell|
{{R from fictional element|1=Star Trek|2=Enterprise (NCC-1701-C), USS}}
}}
or again, the 1= and 2= may be omitted:
{{Rcat shell|
{{R from fictional element|Star Trek|Enterprise (NCC-1701-C), USS}}
}}
and if applied individually:
{{R from fictional element|Star Trek|Enterprise (NCC-1701-C), USS}}
In Category:Star Trek element redirects to lists, all three of the above sort the element redirect, "USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-C)", in alphabetical order by "Enterprise" ("E") instead of by "USS" ("U"). Without the second parameter, the category sort key will be either the redirect page name or the DEFAULTSORT: if set.
For more information about the Rcat shell template, please see the template documentation.
  • Use this rcat on any mainspace redirect from a fictional element to a list in which the element is an entry:
    • if the element is included in and redirected to a list, either:
      • in an article entitled "List of …", or
      • a section of an article either:
        • titled a list, or
        • containing fictional element entries that are not themselves sections. Also use {{R to anchor}} where appropriate.
    • for a redirect to an article section about the fictional element, use {{R to section}}.

Aliases

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

Printworthiness

  • In main-article namespace, many redirects from fictional elements are 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.
Examples:
{{Rcat shell|
{{R from fictional element}}
{{R printworthy}}
}}

{{Rcat shell|
{{R from fictional element}}
{{R unprintworthy}}
}}
Either {{Redirect category shell}} or its alias/shortcut, {{Rcat shell}}, may be used.

See also