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Why is this a redirect to Kirby Air Ride? Free run is a mode from that game, but that's it. It needs to be a red link. Red links aren't bad as people think. I don't think creating redirects just to fill red links is the right way to go. So, can somebody delete this page? Aphelocomaマリオ 20:58, 6 July 2012 (CDT)

I'm not sure why it redirects there; Catulaster made a lot of questionable decisions in terms of articles/redirects when he worked on the Kirby Air Ride coverage. This actually used to be a proper article before they transformed it into a redirect for no discernable reason. Perhaps a better choice than deleting it would be to revert it to its original version?--Vellidragon 16:44, 7 July 2012 (CDT)
Yes, you should revert it to the original version. That's the best we got. Aphelocomaマリオ 21:11, 7 July 2012 (CDT)
EDIT: Nah, the article would be way too short. I think it's better off as a red link or no article at all. I don't think Free Run really deserve its own article anyway. Aphelocomaマリオ 21:13, 7 July 2012 (CDT)
The article would be long enough for a stub until someone decides to expand it; it does give a summary of the subject. And wait, I'm confused now... First you complain that this is a redirect, now you say it doesn't deserve an article? Then why can't it be a redirect if it doesn't deserve an article? O.o --Vellidragon 21:57, 7 July 2012 (CDT)

I feel like the redirect here is simply to fill in a red link. According to this page, Free Run as a redirect doesn't really fit for any reasons listed in the page. Therefore, I don't think Free Run qualifies as a redirect by definition. Hm, I'm kind of split if Free Run needs an article or not (it's a pretty simple mode in that game; you just drive around in the map of City Trial), actually. However, I won't accept Free Run as a redirect to Kirby Air Ride. It doesn't really make any sense. When people search for "Free Run", they aren't really searching for "Kirby Air Ride", unlike when people search for actual redirects, such as "Kirby Mouse Attack" to "Kirby Squeak Squad". Aphelocomaマリオ 22:32, 7 July 2012 (CDT)

The Redirects page isn't a comprehensive list of all kinds of redirects one could possibly make; it says "Accepted forms of redirects include". Its main purpose is to give some examples for common redirects and make a list of what is not accepted. Common sense should still be applied; if a redirect is useful & makes sense and is not specifically named on the "accepted" list, it should be kept. As for Free Run, it's an integral part of a game that falls under full coverage, so people will search for it and it must be covered, whether you "accept" it or not. Either it gets an article or it redirects somewhere where it is covered; the Kirby Air Ride article has a section for game modes that makes a passing mention of it and could be expanded to properly explain Free Run mode. Alternatively, if more could be said about all of these modes (I have no experience with this game), a seperate article can be made that covers all game modes in detail (they currently all redirect to the game article's section on modes). The only thing that should ever remain a permanent red link is the example one used in the help.--Vellidragon 07:53, 8 July 2012 (CDT)
I still don't think it makes sense to make this a redirect. Now, I finally decided that Free Run should be a redirect to a section of an article, since all three modes in Kirby Air Ride include a Free Run option. As of now, though, it doesn't make sense for it to redirect to a game. Aphelocomaマリオ 18:27, 9 July 2012 (CDT)
It makes less sense to not cover it at all. You may redirect it somewhere else as you see fit, or you may make it into an article (if this is major enough to be an option in every mode, I'm actually in favour of the latter). It's not going to be deleted forever; it's a major part of a Kirby game and it has a name by which people can and will be looking for it, so it's going to be covered.--Vellidragon 19:14, 9 July 2012 (CDT)