User talk:Mstriewe

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Please don't create redirects for tag pages

Hi, a redirect shouldn't be created for tag pages. They usually are created so their link becomes blue, and that's exactly why it's bad. This way, a user can't tell if a blue link leads to a tag page or to another key (which sometimes can be the page you are already in). I hope I don't sound like an asshole. Cheers --Jgpacker (talk) 19:42, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

Blue links that actually do not lead to the expected page may be a downside. On the other hand, red links (=non-existing pages) suggest that some tag may be not established as it is not documented, which is not true for many common tags. At the same time, it doesn't look very useful to duplicate information just to avoid redirects. Hence in the particulare case of access tags I think it's better to have redirects from foot=designated, bicycle=designated,and so on that all point to access=designated instead of having seperate pages with almost same content for all of them or having no pages for them at all. Does that sound reasonable to you? Best regards --Mstriewe (talk) 15:16, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
I don't agree that red links suggest a tag is not established. It may look so for a user that is not familiar with the wiki, but since there is a link to the page of the key (often documenting the tag value), I think it's not a problem. One thing that you can do is turn the tag value into text if you don't want the tag value to become a red link. Example: {{Tag|bicycle||designated}} becomes bicycle=designated. This is usually done when the value is yes/no or names, links, references, etc; but it's no problem to do this for tag values which are unlikely to have their own tag page (usually a tag value only get it's own page when each value is a distinct object while the key is a whole category).
I do agree that most pages of tags related to access restrictions shouldn't need to exist, and could be replaced with a redirect. If possible, avoid creating new tag pages for a redirect (usually a redirect from a key: page is okay), but it's not a hard rule, so make your best judgement.
Cheers --Jgpacker (talk) 14:09, 4 June 2015 (UTC)