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Template:R to category namespace

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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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Purpose

This redirect category (rcat) template sorts redirects into two categories:

  1. Category:Redirects to category space – for cross-namespace redirects, and
  2. Category:Unprintworthy redirects – only redirects from the main-article namespace (mainspace)
At some point in the future, Jimmy Wales wants to make more printed versions of Wikipedia encyclopedia articles. Mainspace redirects that target pages in the category namespace are not suitable for a printed version. In other words, they are unprintworthy.

This rcat is not for use on the soft redirects that are in category namespace. If placed on a category redirect, it will not populate the expected categories; it will instead be sorted to Category:Pages with templates in the wrong namespace.

No rcat should be used to tag any soft redirect.

Usage

Use this rcat template in any namespace except category namespace.
  • Apply this rcat to a redirect in the following manner:
#REDIRECT [[:Category:(target page name)]]

{{Redr|to category namespace}}
Note: A leading colon must be used as shown above ([[:Cat...) or the redirect will populate the target category.
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 [[:Category:(target page name)]]

{{R to category namespace}}
Note: Again, a leading colon must be used as shown above ([[:Cat...) or the redirect will populate the target category.
This is in accord with instructions found at Wikipedia:REDCAT.
  • Use this rcat to tag any redirect from a page outside of the category namespace to a category. Be careful to place a colon (:) before the word "Category" in the target as shown above. Otherwise, the redirect will actually be placed into that category, which is not to be desired. This rcat should never be used on a redirect that is in the category namespace that targets any other page.

Aliases

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

See also

Redirects to other namespaces family: