Template:R to user namespace

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  • This is a redirect from a page outside the user namespace to a user page (not to a user talk page). This redirect page must be outside the user namespace. For more information follow the category link.
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This redirect category (rcat) template sorts redirects into two categories:

  1. Category:Redirects to user namespace – 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 user namespace are not suitable for a printed version. In other words they are unprintworthy.

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


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

{{R to user namespace}}
This is in accord with instructions found at Wikipedia:REDCAT.
  • Template {{This is a redirect}} may also be used to add this and up to seven appropriate rcats to a redirect.
  • Use this rcat on all redirects to a page in the user namespace from a page outside of the user namespace. This rcat should never be used on a redirect in the user namespace that targets any other page.
As noted, this rcat may be used to categorize a user talk page that targets a user page.


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

See also[edit]

Redirects to other namespaces family: