Template:R to acronym

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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:

  • This is a redirect to an acronym from its expanded form. For more information follow the category link.
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Usage[edit]

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

{{Redr|to acronym}}
Template {{Redr}} is an alias for the This is a redirect template, which may be used to add up to seven appropriate rcats 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 to acronym}}
This is in accord with instructions found at Wikipedia:REDCAT.
  • Use this rcat on all mainspace redirects to acronyms from their expanded forms. Do not use this template for redirects to initialisms that are not also acronyms. Instead, use the {{R to initialism}} rcat.

Aliases[edit]

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

Printworthiness[edit]

  • In main-article namespace, some expanded redirects to their acronyms are considered printworthy; however, there are some others that are thought to be unprintworthy, 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|to acronym|printworthy}}
{{Redr|to acronmy|unprintworthy}}
Either {{This is a redirect}} or its alias/shortcut, {{Redr}}, may be used.

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