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Template:R from former name

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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 former name: This is a redirect from a former name or working title of the target topic to the new name that resulted from a name change.
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Usage

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

{{Rcat shell|
{{R from former name}}
}}
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 former name}}
This is in accord with the instructions found at Wikipedia:REDCAT.
  • Use this rcat on a redirect from a former name or former working title of the target article.
  • This rcat is not used on any redirect from a historic name to a modern name. If the redirect title is considered historic, then use {{R from historic name}} instead. Check a few transclusions to help tell the difference:
  • In addition, this redirect is not used on redirects from predecessor company names, which are reserved for mergers and acquisitions that result in a different company name. For these redirects use {{R from predecessor company name}} instead.

Aliases

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

Printworthiness

  • In main-article namespace, many redirects from former names to current titles are unprintworthy; however, there are 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 former name}}
{{R printworthy}}
}}

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

See also