Template:R from alternative name

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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:

  • From an alternative name: This is a redirect from a title that is another name such as a pseudonym, a nickname, or a synonym of the target, or of a name associated with the target.
    • This redirect leads to the title in accordance with the naming conventions for common names to aid searches and writing. It is not necessary to replace these redirected links with a piped link.
    • If this redirect is an incorrect name for the target, then {{R from incorrect name}} should have been used instead.
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Usage

This redirect category (rcat) template populates Category:Redirects from alternative names. Add this rcat to a redirect in the following manner:

When using {{Rcat shell}}

#REDIRECT [[Target page name]]

{{Rcat shell|
{{R from alternative name}}
}}
Template {{Rcat shell}} is an alias for the template {{Redirect category shell}}, which may be used to add to a redirect page as many appropriate rcats as needed (usually from one to seven) along with their parameters in a demarcated place. For more information, see the documentation on Rcat shell's template page.

When rcats are used individually

#REDIRECT [[Target page name]]

{{R from alternative name}}
This accords with instructions found at Wikipedia:REDCAT.
  • Use this rcat on all redirects from a title that is another name such as a pseudonym, a nickname, or a synonym of the target page name.

Aliases

Print worthiness

  • In main-article namespace, many other-name redirects are considered print worthy. However, there are also many that are not print worthy, so there is no default sort for print worthiness. 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. 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:
{{Rcat shell|
{{R from alternative name}}
{{R printworthy}}
}}

{{Rcat shell|
{{R from alternative name}}
{{R unprintworthy}}
}}
Either {{Redirect category shell}} or its alias/shortcut templates may be used.

TemplateData

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools; see the monthly error report for this template.

TemplateData for R from alternative name

Places a redirect in [[Category:Redirects from alternative names]]. This template can be added to a redirect which has a name which is a valid alternative to the title of the target page. There are several more specific alternative name redirect templates which can be used instead of this general one. Do not use this if the redirect is an incorrect title for the target page; use {{R from incorrect name}} instead.

Template parameters

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
No parameters specified

This template takes no parameters.
See
{{R from}} for an example that does.

See also