Template talk:R to article without mention

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Deletion process[edit]

Does this template/category have any current or planned connection with the RFD process? That is, is someone supposed to periodically browse through this category and RFD all the redirects that can't easily be retargeted? --SoledadKabocha (talk) 23:05, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

It might also be good to know what this category is meant to imply, if anything, about whether or not a redirect has "possibilities." --SoledadKabocha (talk) 03:06, 26 November 2013 (UTC)


It appears that the target article must be capitalized on the redirect page for it to appear in Category:Redirects to an article without mention. Hyacinth (talk) 21:51, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

First please verify that the redirect, There is no cow level, has a target that begins with a lowercase letter. Then please check the "T" section of Category:Redirects to an article without mention to confirm that the redirect populates that category. I gave the target, Diablo (video game), a lowercase "d" at the beginning to test this premise. Then I purged the category, and dummy-edited the redirect to be sure to get a fresh listing. That redirect still appears in that category in my browser. If it does not appear in that category in your browser, then you might have to both purge the category by typing ?action=purge after the url, like this:
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Redirects_to_an_article_without_mention?action=purge
Then you should perform a dummy edit on the redirect itself. For example, you can place a space between the target link and the redirect category template. Just be sure you don't type in an edit summary – save the dummy edit without an edit summary. Then check the category for the redirect. If it still does not appear in the category, then perhaps you have a browser-specific problem, that is, the browser you use might need some kind of tweak to enable you to see the redirect in the category. I use IE10 and the redirect appears in the correct category whether or not the target is capitalized. – Paine Ellsworth CLIMAX! 00:06, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

To clarify[edit]

To Hyacinth: – Hi, Hy! (sorry, couldn't resist) I wish I had a more meaningful answer for you; when an editor creates an rcat template and makes it conform to one namespace, it is usually because they are only interested in monitoring and maintaining redirects in that one particular namespace. I've checked the history as well as the category and subcats and it appears that this one has not been monitored for a long time. For example, the {{DATE}} template was changed years ago to include both the month and year (not just the year), so subbing that template has no effect and the redirects just go to the parent cat. I'm going to evaluate the cats, subcats and associated templates to get this to work correctly again, and I have to tell you that I would prefer to just deal with the mainspace redirects, at least for now. Do you have a particular need for this rcat to be used in other namespaces? – Paine Ellsworth CLIMAX! 16:19, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Perhaps you could be kind enough to clarify something for me? I don't understand why you created the substructure of categories to the main Redirects to an article without mention cat. If the whole idea is to go through the member redirects to either find a way to mention them in their target articles or to delete them, then why are the subcats needed? There are only 64 total members in the parent cat and subcats, so why not just go through them and disposition them? I don't see the need for the subcats. – Paine  21:20, 3 July 2014 (UTC)