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{{{1{{{1|}}}|<table style="border: 1px solid #999; background: #E0FFFF; margin: .25em .25em .25em .25em; padding: 3px; float: right" class="noprint"><th id="shortcut" align="center" valign="top"><small>Shortcut:<br />{{{1|}}}</small></table>}}}<includeonly>[[Category:Shortcuts|{{PAGENAME}}]]</includeonly><noinclude>
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<th id="shortcut" align="center" valign="top"><small>[[Template:Shortcut|Shortcut]]:<br />{{{1|}}}</small>
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</table>}}}<includeonly>[[Category:Shortcuts|{{PAGENAME}}]]</includeonly><noinclude>
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This template is used to show a short ''alias'' for the given page.
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This template does NOT create shortcuts; it just displays the shortcut in a standardized format on the desired page. The optional parameter is typically a link to a shortcut. Usage within other templates, with no parameter given, will result in no output. (Hence, the very reason the Shortcut box on this page does not have a shortcut listed, because there is no shortcut to this page. But, since the template's <code>code</code> resides within this page, the shortcut box displays here, too... just as it should.)
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===Instructions===
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:'''Step 1:''' Determine the desired shortcut is not already in use. E.g., Enter <code>BSA</code> in the search box (to the left) and select '''Go''', not Search.
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:'''Step 2:''' Create a REDIRECT page and place the following text therein:
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::<nowiki>#REDIRECT [[</nowiki>'''''PageName'''''<nowiki>]]</nowiki>&mdash; Where the '''''PageName''''' is the name of the page that you want the Shortcut to automatically go.
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For example, [[MB:MB]] is a shortcut page that redirects to [[MeritBadgeDotOrg:Merit Badges]], the actual page where the desired information resides.
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===Notes===
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*Shortcuts must be, well, ''short''.
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*Shortcuts must be easy to remember.
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End results:
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*One, if somebody types <code>BSA</code> into the search box, they're automatically sent to the <code>Boy Scouts of America</code> page via the REDIRECT.
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*Two, the shortcut is displayed on the
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I know this seems like a long way to get from here to there; but, that's how the '''''wiki''''' works.
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[[Category:Templates|{{PAGENAME}}]]</noinclude>
[[Category:Templates|{{PAGENAME}}]]</noinclude>

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