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[edit] Use of template

Dec 28 12:52:29 Elcool          http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=Template:soft_redirect
Dec 28 12:52:35 Elcool  	what's a soft redirect?
Dec 28 12:56:11 Elcool  	ok, never mind
Dec 28 12:56:15 Tom39|laptop	Elcool: Good question.
Dec 28 12:56:46 Elcool  	thanks, but i figured it out
Dec 28 12:57:15 Tom39|laptop	Elcool: Could you explain it to me?
Dec 28 12:57:38 Elcool  	it's for redirecting where you can't redirect
Dec 28 12:57:52 Elcool  	http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php/very_low_sodium
Dec 28 12:57:55 Elcool  	like so
Dec 28 12:57:55 Tom39|laptop	http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php/Quarterback
Dec 28 12:58:06 Tom39|laptop	Yeah, but that's a limitation of the software.
Dec 28 12:58:20 Tom39|laptop	And it should just redirect to the page for now.
Dec 28 12:58:22 Elcool  	so that's a way around it
Dec 28 12:58:27 Tom39|laptop	Eventually they'll fix that.
Dec 28 12:58:47 Tom39|laptop	Yeah, for now we should #REDIRECT [[Minor Teen Girl Squad Characters#Quarterback]]
Dec 28 12:58:59 Tom39|laptop	It will just redirect to the top of Minor Teen Girl Squad Characters
Dec 28 12:59:02 Dot_com 	# doesn't work in redirects
Dec 28 12:59:06 Tom39|laptop	Which isn't ideal, I know.
Dec 28 12:59:07 JoeyDay|wgu	Will the redirect not send you to the anchor?
Dec 28 12:59:16 Dot_com 	JoeyDay|wgu: no
Dec 28 12:59:18 Tom39|laptop	No, it never has sent to the anchor.
Dec 28 12:59:21 JoeyDay|wgu	:(
Dec 28 12:59:27 Dot_com 	they should fix that
Dec 28 12:59:31 Tom39|laptop	Indeed.
Dec 28 12:59:42 Dot_com 	"they"
Dec 28 12:59:53 Elcool  	so that's what the soft one for
Dec 28 13:00:20 Tom39|laptop	Well, that's the reasoning behind the soft one.   But it doesn't function correctly either.
Dec 28 13:00:21 Rogue_Leader	what are soft redirects?
Dec 28 13:00:27 JoeyDay|wgu	Yeah, most of these links to HRWiki:User_page are in welcome messages.
Dec 28 13:00:32 Tom39|laptop	The soft redirect isn't redirecting.
Dec 28 13:00:35 Tom39|laptop	It's making me click.
Dec 28 13:00:40 Rogue_Leader	I also
Dec 28 13:00:42 Tom39|laptop	That's worse.
Dec 28 13:00:47 Rogue_Leader	definately
Dec 28 13:01:56 Tom39|laptop	Now someone just needs to explain this on a talk page.

This template attempts to workaround a problem in the MediaWiki software where redirects to sections of articles are only redirected to the top of the article. This is done by forcing the end user to click through on something, which in my opinion is worse. See also MetaWikiPedia:Help:Redirect#A redirect to an anchor and the bug. -- Tom 18:15, 28 December 2005 (UTC)

Note: It's also useful for redirecting to pages outside of the wiki, such as the fanstuff wiki. — seriously talk 13:35, 29 June 2006
Also note that in that case it's not a redirect, but an external link. -- Tom 15:25, 29 June 2006 (UTC)

[edit] New Image idea

A cute idea:
Image:Fluffy Cheat Icon.png Soft redirect
This page can be found at {{{1}}}
Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 15:08, 9 April 2006 (UTC)
 <Kookykman>	http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php/Template_talk:soft_redirect
 <Kookykman>	Scroll down to Qermaq's message.
 <Bluebry>	I saw.
 <Kookykman>	I like it. ;)
 <Bluebry>	Pretty cool

Taken from #hrwiki. I personally like it. Bluebry 16:09, 9 April 2006 (UTC)

I too also like it, as well, also. SaltyTalk! 17:57, 9 April 2006 (UTC)
Ack! The puns! They burn! Besides that, it looks good, although it's a little short for my liking. - Super Sam 18:31, 9 April 2006 (UTC)
Please note that this template is not and will not be used in articles. I'd delete it right now, but then this explanation wouldn't be here. I just went through and subst-ed all the templates to prepare for the pending deletion. -- Tom 06:23, 10 April 2006 (UTC)

Why delete? It is used instead of a direct redirect to lead one off our namespace. That's a good idea. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 06:44, 10 April 2006 (UTC)

If one wants to link to another website, they can use the external link format. If they'd like to customize that format for use on a user page, they can do so on an individual basis. -- Tom 07:21, 10 April 2006 (UTC)
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