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Redirects are pages with names but with no visible content, used just to send users to another page. They are created for articles that have other popular names (UK - United Kingdom), or has other punctuation, capitalization or spellings.
- [[In 2012 Hindu Sewa Parishad was established in jabalpur on the occassion of Ramnavmi on 31 march with 16 founder members.Atul Jeswani is founder of HSP and first president was Jeetendra Chimnani of city jabalpur.1st MP state president is Atul Jeswani.HSP is for Hindu dharma raksha, Cow Raksha and many more]]
Viewing a redirectEdit
After making a redirect at a page, you can no longer get to that page by using its name or by any link using that name; and they do not show up in wiki search results, either. However, near the top of the destination page, a notice that you have been forwarded appears, with the source pagename as an active link to it. Click this to get back to the redirected page, showing the large bent arrow symbol and the destination for the redirect.
By doing this, you can do all the things that any wiki page allows. You can go to the associated discussion page to discuss the redirect. You can view the history of the page, including a record of the redirect. You can change the page if the redirect is wrong, and you can revert to an older version to remove the redirect.
Deleting a redirectEdit
There's generally no need to delete redirects. They do not occupy a significant amount of database space. If a page name is vaguely meaningful, there's no harm (and some benefit) in having it as a redirect to the more relevant or current page.
If you do need to delete a redirect, e.g. if the page name is offensive, or you wish to discourage people from referring to a concept by that name, then you simply go to the redirect page as mentioned above, and follow the procedures at Help:Deleting a page.
A double redirect is a page redirecting to a page which is itself a redirect, and it will not work. Instead, people will be presented with a view of the next redirect page. This is a deliberate restriction, partly to prevent infinite loops, and partly to keep things simple.
However, you could look out for double redirects and eliminate them, by changing them to be 1-step redirects instead. You are most likely to need to do this after a significant page move. Use the "what links here" toolbox link to find double redirects to a particular page, or use Special:DoubleRedirects to find them throughout the whole wiki.
A redirect to a page in the category namespaceEdit
To prevent a page that redirects to a category from appearing in the category, precede the word "Category" with a colon: