Template talk:R from misspelling

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Redirect (Rated Template-class)
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject Redirect, a collaborative effort to improve the standard of redirects and their categorization on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Note: This banner should be placed on the talk pages of project, template and category pages that exist and operate to maintain redirects.
This banner is not designed to be placed on the talk pages of most redirects and never on the talk pages of mainspace redirects. For more information see the template documentation.
 Template  This template does not require a rating on the quality scale.

Removal of "See also"[edit]

I have removed the:

==See also==

* [[Wikipedia:List of common misspellings]]

from Template:R_from_misspelling because it makes Special:Whatlinkshere/Wikipedia:List_of_common_misspellings basically unusable, and doesn't really add any value to those redirects when it appears in them. Noel (talk) 22:37, 7 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Thanks. The way MediaWiki read this type of link changed, so it became indeed useless. -- User:Docu — Preceding unsigned comment added by Docu (talkcontribs) 22:47, 22 February 2005‎

Why do some capitalization rcats redirect here?[edit]

R from incorrect capitalization (and "capitalisation" variant) redirect here, even though {{R from other capitalisation}} exists. Is there consensus that this is desired?

I am aware that the present redirects are the result of a manual retargeting (was this an attempt to distinguish "correct" from "incorrect" capitalization differences and/or to make the capitalization rcats support the of= parameter that R from misspelling has?). The redirects were subsequently RFD'd, but there doesn't seem to be a clear answer there. If there was an attempt to merge the capitalization and misspelling RCATs, it must still be ongoing.

If the redirects stand as is, the text of this template (R from misspelling) should be clarified: "This is a redirect from a misspelling or typographical error, including an incorrect capitalisation" (emphasis mine). --SoledadKabocha (talk) 03:37, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 19 January 2016[edit]

Suggest adding another bullet to the template's self-description:
** This template tags redirects with a subcategory of the Redirects from incorrect names category, so template {{R from incorrect name}} should not be used with this template.
by analogy with {{R from alternative transliteration}}, which also has a subcategory setup. David Brooks (talk) 00:48, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

@DavidBrooks:  Done --Ahecht (TALK
) 15:28, 20 January 2016 (UTC)