Template:R from surname

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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 a surname: This is a redirect from a person's surname. It is used because Wikipedia has only one biographical article of a person by this surname, or because one individual is ubiquitously known by this surname (other persons who share this name might be listed at a primary topic disambiguation page).
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Usage

#REDIRECT [[(target article title)]]

{{Rcat shell|
{{R from surname}}
}}
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 article title)]]

{{R from surname}}
This is in accord with instructions found at Wikipedia:REDCAT.
  • Use this rcat to tag any mainspace redirect from a surname. These surname redirects are used because Wikipedia may have only one biographical article of a person by a certain surname, or because one individual is ubiquitously known by a certain surname (other persons who share this name might be listed at a primary topic disambiguation page).
  • The sort to Category:Surnames was asked for by contributors who monitor that category for maintenance needs. If necessary, it can be suppressed by using the unnamed parameter, |1=, in the following manner:
{{Rcat shell|
{{R from surname|1=nocat}}
}}
or the 1= may be omitted:
{{Rcat shell|
{{R from surname|nocat}}
}}
and if applied individually:
{{R from surname|nocat}}
That will suppress the redirect's population of Category:Surnames, and it will still populate the Redirects from surnames category.

Aliases

Printworthiness

  • In main-article namespace, some surname redirects are printworthy; however, there are others that are unprintworthy, 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 from surname}}
{{R printworthy}}
}}

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

See also