|This page in a nutshell: Redirects aid users in reaching a page they may be looking for.|
A redirect is a page that sends the reader to another page or section in order to help users get to the page they may be looking for. This page explains how redirects should be used on this wiki. For technical help on how redirects work, see Help:Redirect.
Redirects can be created for a number of reasons:
- Alternative names
- Alternative spellings or punctuation (i.e., SUOMI redirects to S U O M I)
- Former display names (i.e., Rogiee redirects to Skiller)
- Abbreviations (i.e., JMod redirects to Jagex Moderator)
- Plurals (i.e., Jagex Moderators redirects to Jagex Moderator)
- Likely misspellings (i.e, Pheonix Odin redirects to Phoenix Odin)
- Different forms of capitalization (i.e., Jagex moderator redirects to Jagex Moderator)
- Sub-topics or other topics which are described or listed within a wider article
- Shortcuts (i.e., RSP:CR redirects to RuneScape Players Wiki:Copyrights)
- Less/more specific forms of names
Redirects can be deleted for the following reasons:
- The redirect is offensive, such as redirecting Zezima sucks to Zezima
- It constitutes spam
- It makes no sense, such as redirecting Zezima to Jagex Moderator
- It redirects to another namespace; for example, redirecting Example to User:Example
- It redirects to a page that does not exist
A redirect that points to another redirect is considered a double redirect. The problem is the software does not follow chains of multiple redirects. For this reason, they should be removed.
Users with the suppressredirect right (such as bots and administrators) can prevent a redirect from being created when moving one page to another by unchecking the "Leave a redirect behind" option. A redirect should generally only be suppressed when renaming pages in your own user space, files, categories, or reverting page-move vandalism.
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