Redirectionism

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Redirectionism

Redirectionism is philosophy among Wikimedians who believe Redirects are a vital part of Wikimedia Projects. It is espoused by users called Redirectionist who favor to this philosophy.

Motto[edit]

The motto and the major phrase used by Redirectionists is Redirects are the best.

Rationale about Redirects[edit]

Everybody, please feel free to add more arguments here! As many as possible!

  • Redirects are one of the major behind-the-scenes mechanisms that maintain Wikipedia.
  • Redirects not only help the Wikipedia's stability but also give easiness to readers.
  • Redirects are cheap and consume almost no additional system resources and bandwidth.
  • There are articles with a topic having Synonyms. Redirects are a solution for the readers who search those synonyms.
  • Redirects save Wikipedia from Duplication. For example, if a user create an article on a topic which is already include in Wikipedia in another name, will create duplication and this may create misunderstanding among the readers.
  • The readers may not know the exact name of article in Wikipedia. They may know only other names of article. Redirects find a solution for this.
  • Redirects reduce the amount of redlinks, as they prevent link rot.
  • Redirects keep history, whereas deletion destroys history.
  • Redirects make Wikipedia more efficient.
  • Redirects avoid the creation of duplicate articles in Wikipedia.
  • Redirects create a satisfaction among audience searched for an article in Wikipedia which is not in same name.
  • The best product of redirects are shortcuts. Because it give the opportunity for Wikipedians to search the pages easily and quickly.
  • Redirects give the results to the readers who searched for a section in an article.
  • Redirects give universality to Wikipedia.
  • Redirects are vital to projects like the sun is to life.
  • Redirects aid navigation and searching by allowing a page to be reached under alternative titles.
  • Redirects are used to help people arrive more quickly at the page they want to read.
  • Redirects are cool, because typing [[Ab Cdefg Hijklmno|Ab Cdefg]] is not very smart when [[Ab Cdefg]] will do.

Association[edit]

There is an association for Wikipedians believe in Redirectionism. Feel free to join...

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Some facts about Redirectionism[edit]

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