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Template:R from song

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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 song: This is a redirect from a song title to a more general, relevant article such as an album, film or artist. Linking to the specific album or film in which the song appears is preferable and linking to the artist should be done only when the album or film does not have a page on Wikipedia.
    • There is consensus that the majority of songs do not meet Wikipedia's notability guidelines. Songs should only have an individual article when there is enough material to warrant a detailed article.
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Usage

  • This redirect category (rcat) template populates Category:Redirects from songs and Category:Unprintworthy redirects by default. In 2003, efforts were begun to support the Wikimedia Foundation's goal of increasing access and availability of Wikipedia articles in printed versions. Since redirected song titles are already mentioned in album and film articles, they are usually not needed in a printed version unless they are notable enough to have their own articles. In other words they are usually unprintworthy. See below for the few song redirects that are printworthy.
  • Add this rcat to a redirect page (not a talk-page redirect) in the following manner:
#REDIRECT [[(target article title)]]

{{Rcat shell|
{{R from song}}
{{R unprintworthy}}
}}
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 song}}
This is in accord with instructions found at WP:REDCAT.
  • Use this rcat to tag any mainspace redirect from a song title to a more general, relevant article such as an album, film or artist. Targeting the specific album or film in which the song appears is preferable and linking to the artist should be done only when the album or film does not have a page on Wikipedia.
  • By default, this template places redirects in the Unprintworthy redirects category. To tag and categorize a redirect as printworthy use the unnamed parameter in the following manner:
{{Rcat shell|
{{R from song|1=printworthy}}
{{R printworthy}}
}}
or the 1= may be omitted:
{{Rcat shell|
{{R from song|printworthy}}
{{R printworthy}}
}}
and if applied individually:
{{R from song|printworthy}}
{{R printworthy}}
That will subdue the Unprintworthy redirects category and place the redirect in Category:Printworthy redirects.

Aliases

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

See also