User:Skittleys/Redirect templates

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I find that the current categorisation of redirect templates is horrifying, and that the information on WHEN to use each is too scattered (it seems that the current recommendation is to include this info on the category page). So, I've made my own. If someone wants to upload it to the WP: namespace, feel free!

This listing will include all the redirect templates, including ones that redirect to another redirect template.

Articles[edit]

Redirects based on language[edit]

Foreign-language redirects[edit]

Template Usage notes Redirects
{{R from alternative language}}
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Use if the source title is a completely different language {{R alter lang}}


{{R from ASCII}}
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Use this template when the difference between the source title and the target title is a non-ASCII, non-diacritical mark (e.g., ae or e instead of æ; Godel instead of Gødel) and the source title is the one that is purely ASCII.


{{R from title without diacritics}}
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Use this template when the target article title contains a diacritical mark and the source page is Romanized.


{{R from title with diacritics}}
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Use this template when the source article title contains a diacritical mark and the target article's title is Romanized.


Redirects from English modifications[edit]

Character variations[edit]
Template Usage notes Redirects
{{R from ASCII}}
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Use this template when the difference between the source title and the target title is a non-ASCII, non-diacritical mark (e.g., ae or e instead of æ; Godel instead of Gødel) and the source title is the one that is purely ASCII.


{{R from title without diacritics}}
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Use this template when the target article title contains a diacritical mark and the source page is Romanized.


{{R from title with diacritics}}
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Use this template when the source article title contains a diacritical mark and the target article's title is Romanized.


{{R from other capitalisation}}
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Use when the capitalisation of a title does not conform with Wikipedia policy. Note that TitlesLikeThis are CamelCase and use the template {{R from CamelCase}}.


Spelling, grammar and punctuation variations[edit]
Template Usage notes Redirects
{{R from alternative spelling}}
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Use when the source title is a spelling variation of the target title. Note that there may be a more specific template below. See notes on {{R from misspelling}} below.


{{R from misspelling}}
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Do NOT use this template for a redirect based on the spelling used in another dialect. For example, neither favour not favor is a misspelling. Be sure to read and understand all of the following before declaring a title misspelled: MOS:SPELL, WP:ENGVAR, English plural and American and British English spelling differences.

This template is only used for differences in spelling. Punctuation and grammar are covered by other templates. Grammar *may* use this template in conjunction with another; for example, potatos uses both this template and {{R from plural}}.


{{R from plural}}
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{{R to singular}}


Title modifications[edit]

These templates are used for redirects with a very similar title. See also #Full title variations below for variations where the title changes completely.

Template Usage notes Redirects
{{R from full name}}
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Use to redirect to the full name of the person or object.
Examples:


{{R from an incomplete name}}
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Use to redirect to a full version of the article title. For example, Blu-spec leads to Blue-spec CD.


{{R from modification}}
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Use when the difference between the titles is a rearrangement of the words, the addition/removal of unimportant words, a change in punctuation, etc. For example, Toronto F.C. redirects to Toronto FC.

Please also see {{R from an incomplete name}} and {{R from full name}}.

{{R mod}}


{{R from abbreviation}}
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Use when the source page contains an abbreviation of a term in the target article's title. For acronyms, use {{R from acronym}}, even though it redirects to this template. {{R from acronym}}


{{R from acronym}}
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Use when the source page contains an acronym of a term in the target article's title.


Full title variations[edit]

Note: listed here are only the templates that are for general use. Full title changes that only have specific applications (e.g., {{R from historic name}}, which is meant for places only) are listed in the corresponding section. Changes that are only a variation of the target article title should use one of the templates listed above.

Template Usage notes Redirects
{{R from alternative name}}
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This is for NOUNS, and for titles that are correct alternatives. For example, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals leads to AstraZeneca.

This is a general-purpose template, and a more specific one likely exists. Some examples include {{R from scientific name}}, {{R from brand name}}, and {{R from former name}}.

{{R alternate name}}
{{R alternative name}}
{{R from other name}}


{{R from related word}}
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Use to redirect to a related word, NOT a modification of the same word. For example, antonym (redirects to opposite (semantics)) should use this template, but AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals (redirects to AstraZeneca) should not.


Subject-specific redirects[edit]

Be sure to also check out #Full title variations above.

Commerce-related redirects[edit]

Template Usage notes Redirects
{{R from brand name}}
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Use when the target title is the generic name of a product and the source title is a brand name. See also {{R from product name}}.


{{R from domain name}}
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Use to redirect from a domain name to either its shortened name or the associated company's name.
For example, demonoid.com redirects to Demonoid.


{{R from product}}
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Use to redirect from a product name to another article, such as the company's article. See also {{R from brand name}}.


{{R from alternative name}}
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This is for NOUNS, and for titles that are correct alternatives. {{R alternate name}}
{{R alternative name}}


{{R from stock symbol}}
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{{R from trade name}}
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Note that brand name and trade name are NOT synonymous. See also {{R from brand name}}.


Education-related redirects[edit]

Template Usage notes Redirects
{{R from school}}
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When a school does not have its own article, use this template on a redirect page and redirect to the school's district, board, or geographical location.


Entertainment-related redirects[edit]

Template Usage notes Redirects
{{R from song}}
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Use when redirecting from a song name to a more general article, likely the name of the album on which it was first released or the singer/band/group.


Fiction-related redirects[edit]

Template Usage notes Redirects
{{CharR to list entry}}
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Use for a character name that redirects to a List of characters. {{R from character}}


Middle Earth-related redirects[edit]
Template Usage notes Redirects
{{R MER}}
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This redirects any Middle-Earth-related name without the proper parenthetical (Middle-earth) to that article, or redirects titles in the form of "Middle Earth/name" to the proper article.


{{R ME from alt name}}
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Basically, this is {{R from alternative name}} for ME-related articles.


{{R ME from alternative spelling}}
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Basically, this is {{R from alternative spelling}} for ME-related articles.


{{R ME from former name}}
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Basically, this is {{R from former name}} for ME-related articles.


{{R ME to list entry}}
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Basically, this is {{R to list entry}} for ME-related articles.


{{R ME to section}}
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Basically, this is {{R to section}} for ME-related articles.


{{R ME with possibilities}}
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Basically, this is {{R with possibilities}} for ME-related articles.


{{R ME without diacritics}}
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Basically, this is {{R from title without diacritics}} for ME-related articles.


Geography-related redirects[edit]

Template Usage notes Redirects
{{R from historic name}}
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Redirects from a significant historical name.


{{Redir from US postal ab}}
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Use for redirect titles that include two-letter United States postal abbreviations.


{{R from specific geographic location}}
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Use to redirect from a more specific geographic location, likely one using a county or region name. See the more specific templates below.


{{R from city and province}}
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Use to redirect from a full geographical location to the city name when there is one major city associated with that name. For example, Toronto, Ontario redirects to Toronto.


{{R from city and state}}
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Use to redirect from a full geographical location to the city name when there is one major city associated with that name. For example, New York, New York redirects to New York City.


{{R from name and country}}
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Use to redirect from a full geographical location to the city name when there is one major city associated with that name. For example, Toronto, Canada redirects to Toronto.


Human name-specific redirects[edit]

Note that the templates shown here are only those that are exclusively for human names. Numerous templates above may also apply, such as {{R to full name}}, {{R to title with diacritics}} and {{R from former name}}.

Template Usage notes Redirects
{{R from secret identity}}
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This template is used for printworthy identities. For example, Peter Parker leads to Spider-Man, but both names would be very useful. {{R printworthy}}


{{R from sort name}}
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Use this template on redirects that lead from a title in the last name, first name format to the first name last name format.


{{R from subsidiary title}}
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Use to redirect from a title that is assumed by the holder of another title in the peerage system.


{{R from surname}}
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Use this when a surname is most commonly associated with one person. For example, Gandhi redirects to Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.


Science- and technology-related redirects[edit]

Template Usage notes Redirects
{{R from technical name}}
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Use this template to redirect from a technical name to a common name. For example, Deuterium oxide redirects to Heavy water.


{{R to technical name}}
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Use this template to redirect to a technical name from a common name. For example, Alnitak redirects to Zeta Orionis.



{{R from systematic name}}
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Use this template to redirect from a systematic name to a common name. For example, 1P/1682 Q1 redirects to Halley's Comet.


{{R to systematic name}}
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Use this template to redirect to a systematic name from a common name. For example, Baking soda redirects to Sodium bicarbonate.



{{R from scientific name}}
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Use this template to redirect from a scientific name or similar to a common name. For example, Homo sapiens redirects to Human.


{{R to scientific name}}
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Use as above, but in reverse.

Note that a scientific name is related exclusively to binomial nomenclature. This template is often erroneously used to redirect from a layman name to the accepted name. For example, the redirect from Adult attention-deficit disorder to Adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is NOT a redirect to a scientific name.


{{R from Unicode}}
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Use to redirect from a specific unicode character to its verbal equivalent. For example, © redirects to copyright symbol.


Redirects for Wikipedia purposes[edit]

Template Usage notes Redirects
{{R with possibilities}}
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Use if the source title could potentially turn into an article of its own


{{R from CamelCase}}
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Originally, article titles WereWrittenInCamelCase. Articles still named this way should be redirected to the correct title and categorised using this template.


{{R to disambiguation page}}
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{{R from duplicated article}}
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Use to preserve the edit history of a duplicated article.


{{R from EXIF}}
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{{{3}}}


{{R from incomplete disambiguation}}
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{{R from merge}}
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This template should always be placed on a redirect that was previously an article.


{{R printworthy}}
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Use this template on a name that would be very useful in a print encyclopaedia. For example, Peter Parker leads to Spider-Man, but both names would be very useful.


Redirects based on sections[edit]

Template Usage notes Redirects
{{R to section}}
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Use when a topic is fully covered in its own section of another article. Note that these redirects should ALWAYS point to the SPECIFIC section, and not just to the general article. For example, Reverse Cowgirl leads to Woman on top (sex position)#Reverse Cowgirl, and Riddle family leads to Lord Voldemort#Riddle family. This is most often used to redirect to characters who merit their own section in an article but do not merit their own article.

See also {{R from song}}.


Redirects based on subtopics that don't have a unique section[edit]

Template Usage notes Redirects
{{R from subtopic}}
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This template is a redirect to {{R with possibilities}}


Redirects related to lists[edit]

Template Usage notes Redirects
{{R to list entry}}
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Use for low-density lists only. Note that there may be a more specific template available.


{{CharR to list entry}}
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Use for a character name that redirects to a List of characters. {{R from character}}


Other[edit]

Template Usage notes Redirects
{{R to decade}}
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Redirects from a year to a decade.


{{R from year}}
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Use this template on redirects that have a title using the AD, CE, BCE or BC notations but whose actual article title is just the plain year. For example, 69 AD redirects to 69.


Other namespaces[edit]

Template Usage notes Redirects
{{R from shortcut}}
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Use on any of the Wiki-style shortcuts. Examples include MOS:, WP:AFD and WP:VANDAL.


Template namespace[edit]

Template Usage notes Redirects
{{R from other template}}
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Use only within the template namespace. Note that redirect templates should use {{R to redirect template}}. See also {{R from warning template}}. {{R to other template}}


{{R from warning template}}
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Use for a shortcut to a user warning template.


Cross-namespace redirects[edit]

Template Usage notes Redirects
{{R to documentation}}
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Use when documentation is on a talk page instead of a /doc page.


{{R to project namespace}}
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Use for a redirect from any other namespace to the project namespace.


Still to be added[edit]

This is a list of templates that still need to be added to the tables above.


Category:Redirect templates| Category:Wikipedia redirects|*