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

{{R from former name}}
This is in accord with the instructions found at Wikipedia:REDCAT.
  • Template {{This is a redirect}} can also be used to add this and up to seven appropriate rcats to a redirect.
  • 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 be able to tell the difference:


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


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

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