Template:R to main 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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This redirect category (rcat) template sorts redirects into one category:


Use this rcat template in any namespace except main-article namespace (mainspace).
  • Apply this rcat to a redirect in the following manner:
#REDIRECT [[(target article title)]]

{{Redr|to main namespace}}
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 article title)]]

{{R to main namespace}}
This is in accord with instructions found at Wikipedia:REDCAT.
  • Use this rcat on all redirects from outside the main namespace to an article title in mainspace. This rcat should never be used to tag any redirect that is in mainspace.


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


For information only:

  • This rcat will only be used to categorize redirects outside mainspace, so printworthiness will not apply to any redirects tagged by this rcat. All redirects that are inside mainspace are either printworthy or unprintworthy. 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. Other rcats 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 surname|from alternative name|printworthy}}
{{Redr|from surname|from alternative name|unprintworthy}}
Either {{This is a redirect}} or its alias/shortcut, {{Redr}}, may be used.

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Redirects to other namespaces family: