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

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

When used by itself:

  • This is a redirect from a page that was merged into another page. This redirect was kept in order to preserve this page's edit history after its content was merged into the target page's content. Please do not remove the tag that generates this text (unless the need to recreate content on this page has been demonstrated) nor delete this page. For more information follow the bold category link.
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Use this rcat template in any namespace.
  • This redirect category (rcat) template is used to tag any redirect page in any namespace that results when a page is merged into another page. This rcat populates Category:Redirects from merges, which is used to track all page merges that might result in the breakage of links, both internal and external, if a redirect is not installed properly.
  • For any redirect found that was left behind from a page merge and has not been so sorted, add this rcat in the following manner:
#REDIRECT [[(target page name)]]

{{Redr|from merge}}
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 page name)]]

{{R from merge}}
This is in accord with instructions found at Wikipedia:REDCAT.
  • If this page was merged into a page that is different from the target page, then the unnamed parameter may be used to note the name of the other page in the following manner:
#REDIRECT [[(target page name)]]

{{Redr|from merge|p1=(title of page into which this former content page was merged)}}
{{R from merge|(title of page into which this former content page was merged)}}
  • If the content of the redirect page has been merged to a specific section, list entry or anchor, then also use one of the following to categorize the redirect as appropriate:
  • If the merged page had the same or very similar content as the target page, then also apply:
  • Any redirect in any namespace that has a substantive page history that was not the result of a page merge may be tagged with the {{R with history}} rcat instead.


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


  • In main-article namespace, many redirects from merged pages are considered 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.
{{Redr|from merge|printworthy}}
{{Redr|from merge|unprintworthy}}
Either {{This is a redirect}} or its alias/shortcut, {{Redr}}, may be used.

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