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Template:R from fictional character

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 fictional character: This is a redirect from a fictional character to a related fictional work or list of characters. The destination may be an article about a related fictional work that mentions this character, a subsection or a standalone list of characters.
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Purpose

This redirect category (rcat) template is used to categorize redirects from a fictional character to a list of characters, a type of article that is a collection of brief descriptions and covers the subject more comprehensively. This could be a formal List article, or an article with a formal bulleted list of characters, or an article to which the character is related and lists other characters informally. Links to list entries should use this redirect and should not be piped with the target page name. This allows "what links here" to be used to identify the links to the individual sections. This rcat populates Category:Redirects from fictional characters and when the first parameter is not used, Category:Fictional character redirects to lists is also populated.

Usage

Use this rcat on any mainspace redirect from a fictional character to a related fictional article or to a list in which the character is an entry, either as a section or as non-section entries. If the redirect is to a section also use {{R to section}}; if it is to an anchor (other than a "section anchor") use {{R to anchor}}.

General usage

Add this redirect category to a redirect (not a talk-page redirect) in the following manner:

#REDIRECT [[(target article title)]]

{{Redirect category shell|
{{R from fictional character}}
}}

This redirect category may also tag a redirect individually:

#REDIRECT [[(target article title)]]

{{R from fictional character}}

Usage with TV series parameter

An optional unnamed parameter, |1=(name of work), may be used to supply the name of the fictional work that includes the character. This will sort the redirect into a more specific category for that work. For example:

{{Redirect category shell|
{{R from fictional character|1=The Simpsons}}
}}

or

{{Redirect category shell|
{{R from fictional character|The Simpsons}}
}}

or

{{R from fictional character|The Simpsons}}

Usage with TV sort key parameter

A second optional unnamed parameter, |2=(sort key) may be used to provide a sort key for the fictional character that is redirected. For example:

{{Redirect category shell|
{{R from fictional character|1=Star Wars|2=Antilles, Raymus}}
}}

or

{{Redirect category shell|
{{R from fictional character|Star Wars|Antilles, Raymus}}
}}

or

{{R from fictional character|Star Wars|Antilles, Raymus}}
  • In Category:Star Wars character redirects to lists, all three of the above sort the character redirect, "Raymus Antilles", in alphabetical order by "Antilles" ("A") instead of by "Raymus" ("R"). Without the second parameter, the template sort key is either the redirect page name or the DEFAULTSORT, if included.

Corresponding category

Important note: the very first time that a fictional-work-specific subcategory is named in the first parameter, that category will appear as a red link (Category:Tiddlywinks character redirects to lists) at the bottom of the redirect page (If this is not seen or no categories can be seen at the bottom of the page, then be sure your preferences are set to see hidden categories). If the category link is red, it means that the category must be created to correctly sort the fictional character.

The category name should be similar to fictional work article. So if the article uses disambiguation, the category should use it as well.

[[Category:(series name) character redirects to lists]]

When creating the new category, place {{Fiction-based redirects to list entries category handler}} at the top as follows:

{{Fiction-based redirects to list entries category handler|media=}}

TemplateData

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TemplateData for R from fictional character

A redirect category template which is used to categorize redirects from a fictional character to a list of characters.

Template parameters

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Series name1

The series article name.

Pagerequired
Sort key2

A sort key for the redirect entry.

Stringoptional

Printworthiness

In main-article namespace, many redirects from fictional characters are considered unprintworthy; however, there are many others 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 rcat templates 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 redirect categories, Printworthy or Unprintworthy, is appropriate and should be populated. The rcats that are used separately to populate those categories are:

Click on each one for more details and guidance.

Usage with printworthy and unprintworthy templates

{{Redirect category shell|
{{R from fictional character}}
{{R printworthy}}
}}

{{Redirect category shell|
{{R from fictional character}}
{{R unprintworthy}}
}}

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