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When used with the "Redirect category shell" (Rcat shell) template:

Template {{Redirect category shell}} may be used to add one or more rcat templates, along with their parameters and categories, to a redirect. For more information see the documentation page below.

When used by itself:

  • Used for convenience: This is a redirect from a title that is intended to make it easier to get to the target page; the target is a more appropriate page for the purpose of the redirected title. This rcat is reserved for redirects that target talk pages to centralize discussion and redirects that may not fit other descriptions.
    • For example, this may be a redirect from a title that is used colloquially; however, it is not currently an officially accepted term, though it may have been in the past. It leads to the title in accordance with the naming conventions for common names and can help writing and searches. This redirect does not need to be replaced with a piped link.
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Usage

#REDIRECT [[(target page name)]]

{{Rcat shell|
{{R for convenience}}
}}
Template {{Rcat shell}} is an alias for the Redirect category shell template, which may be used to add as many appropriate rcats as needed, usually from one to seven, along with their parameters, to a redirect. For more information see the documentation on its template page. This rcat may also tag a redirect individually:
#REDIRECT [[(target page name)]]

{{R for convenience}}
This is in accord with instructions found at Wikipedia:REDCAT.
  • Use this rcat to tag any redirect in any namespace that is intended to make it easier to get to the target page; the target is a more appropriate page for the purpose of the redirected page. For example, this may be a redirect from a title that is another name, a pseudonym, a nickname, or a synonym as is used colloquially, but is not currently an officially accepted term, though it may have been at one time. Since many types of redirects may fall into this category, this rcat should be reserved for redirects that do not fit other descriptions. These redirects lead to their target titles in accordance with naming conventions for common names and can help with searches and writing.

Aliases

Printworthiness

  • In main-article namespace, many redirects for convenience are considered unprintworthy; however, there are also many that are printworthy, so there is no default sort for printworthiness. In 2003, efforts were begun to support the Wikimedia Foundation's goal of increasing access and availability of Wikipedia articles in printed versions. Some rcats automatically populate either Category:Printworthy redirects or Category:Unprintworthy redirects by default. Others, like this rcat, 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.
Examples:
{{Rcat shell|
{{R for convenience}}
{{R printworthy}}
}}

{{Rcat shell|
{{R for convenience}}
{{R unprintworthy}}
}}
Either {{Redirect category shell}} or its alias/shortcut, {{Rcat shell}}, may be used.

See also