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Template:R from former name

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When used with the "This is a redirect" (Redr) template:

Template {{This is a redirect}} may be used to add up to seven rcat templates, along with their parameters, to a redirect. For more information see the documentation page below.

When used by itself:

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Usage

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

{{Redr|from former name}}
Template {{Redr}} is an alias for the This is a redirect template, which may be used to add up to seven appropriate rcats, along with their parameters, to a redirect. For more information see the documentation on its template page and its comparison 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:

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:
{{Redr|from former name|printworthy}}
{{Redr|from former name|unprintworthy}}
Either {{This is a redirect}} or its alias/shortcut, {{Redr}}, may be used.

See also