Template:R with possibilities

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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:

  • With possibilities: This is a redirect from a title that potentially could be expanded into a new article or other type of associated page such as a new template. The topic described by this title may be more detailed than is currently provided on the target page or in a section of that page.
    • {{R printworthy}} should be used together with this template when applied to a redirect in mainspace.
    • When used on a template redirect, it will automatically populate Category:Template redirects with possibilities.
    • When the target page becomes too large, or for any reason a new page would be an improvement, this redirect may be replaced with an article, template or other project page that is carved out of the target page. See also {{R to section}} and use together with this rcat when appropriate.
    • If the topic of the redirect is not susceptible to expansion, then use other rcats such as {{R to section}} or {{R to list entry}} when appropriate.
    • Since a new page may be created, links to this redirect should not be replaced with a direct link to the target page.
Template documentation


  • Use this redirect category (rcat) template for any redirect that, in your opinion, may stand alone as an article on a notable subject or a template. If you see a redirect with this template, and you are moved to write the article, then be BOLD!
    • For guidance on how to start a new page from a section, please see Wikipedia:Summary style. It is important that the topic is notable in accordance with the guideline, and that the article is structured in line with the manual of style; otherwise there is a possibility the article will be re-merged and turned back into a redirect.
  • Apply this rcat to a redirect in the following manner:
#REDIRECT [[(target page name)]]

{{Rcat shell|
{{R with possibilities}}
{{R printworthy}}
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 with possibilities}}
This is in accord with the instructions found at Wikipedia:REDCAT.
  • Note: It is possible that a redirect from a misspelling may also be the correct spelling of a different subject with possibilities. An example is Redirect arrow without text.svgJim Blyth. However, do not intentionally link to redirects from misspellings. Use a disambiguated title such as Jim Blythe (author), until the possibilities of an article about the author are actually realized. See {{R typo}} for more information.
Draft articles

When a draft exists in draftspace, this rcat will sense it and notify anyone who reads the redirect page with the following:

  • This is a redirect from a title that is in draft namespace at Draft:(name of page), so please do not create an article from this redirect (unless moving a ready draft here). You are welcome to improve the draft article while it is being considered for inclusion in article namespace. If the draft link is also a redirect, then you may boldly turn that redirect into a draft article.

That text only appears if there is an actual link either to an aspiring article in draftspace or a redirect from draftspace. If one of those is the case, then the following category will also be populated:

  • – list of templates that redirect here and may also be used


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

TemplateData for R with possibilities

Places the redirect in [[Category:Redirects with possibilities]], indicates that the redirect could be turned into a full article. This template takes no parameters.

Template parameters

No parameters specified

Links to redirects tagged with this template

If a page wikilinks to a redirect tagged with this template, do not replace it with a direct link to the target page, as a more specific article may be created on the (currently) redirecting page. However, redirects targeting a redirect with possibilities should be changed, as they violate the WP:2R policy, and should then be tagged as {{r avoided double redirect|<!-- name of r with possibilities -->}}.

See also

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