FamilySearch Wiki:RedirectsEdit This Page

From FamilySearch Wiki

Revision as of 08:36, 28 February 2010 by Cottrells (Talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Style guideline proposal - A conversation on this issue is found on the discussion page. Once consensus is reached, a Manual of Style guideline will be added to this page.

A redirect is a page which has no content itself, but sends the reader to another article or page, usually from an alternative title. For example, if you type "UK" in the search box, or follow the wikilink UK, you will be taken to the article United Kingdom, with a note at the top of the page: "(Redirected from UK)". This is because the page UK has the wikitext #REDIRECT [[United Kingdom]], which defines it as a redirect page and indicates the target article. It is also possible to redirect to a specific section of the target page, using the [[Page_name#Section_title]] syntax.

Resources for maintenance and collaboration
 v  d  e 
Cleanup Ambiguous page title
Citations needed (statements)
Citations needed (articles)
Dead links
Outdated links
External links that should be internal
Neutrality disputes
Out-of-date information
Requested moves
Categorization Too many exp. calls
To be determined
Uncategorized categories
Uncategorized files
Uncategorized pages
Uncategorized templates
Very large categories
Wanted categories
Stubs Stub sorting
Stub articles
Short pages
Redirects Broken redirects
Double redirects
Deletion Deletion requests
Urgent requests
Copyright problems

This page contains guidance on the proper use of redirects on FamilySearch Wiki. For technical help relating to how redirects work, see Help:Redirects.


Purposes of redirects

Reasons for creating and maintaining redirects include:

  • Alternative names
    • Less specific forms of names
    • More specific forms of names
  • Abbreviations
  • Shortcuts
  • Alternative spellings or punctuation
  • Likely misspellings
  • Plurals
  • Related words
  • Likely alternative capitalizations
  • Sub-topics or other topics which are described or listed within a wider article
  • Representations using ASCII characters. Titles containing dashes should have redirects using hyphens

Targeted and untargeted redirects

Double redirects

Categorizing redirect pages

When should we delete a redirect?

Reasons for deleting

Reasons for not deleting

Neutrality of redirects

What needs to be done on pages that are targets of redirects?

Do not "fix" links to redirects that are not broken


Template redirects

Category redirects

Suppressing redirects

See also