Template:R to user 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 from one to seven rcat templates, along with their parameters and categories, to a redirect. For more information see the documentation page below.

When used by itself:

  • 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 bold 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)]]

{{Redr|to user 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 [[User:(target page name)]]

{{R to user namespace}}
This is in accord with instructions found at Wikipedia:REDCAT.
  • Use this rcat to tag any redirect from a page outside of user namespace to a page in user namespace. This rcat should never be used to tag a redirect in user namespace that targets any other page.
As noted, this rcat may be used to categorize a user talk-page redirect that targets a user page, however it should never be used to tag a redirect that targets a user talk page nor any talk page.


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

See also[edit]

Redirects to other namespaces family: