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The discussion about merging at the village pump is now archived (here). The vast majority of those who expressed an opinion considered the system based on the current templates and this process (Wikipedia:Proposed mergers) to be inadequate.

The implementation of a new automated system is being discussed at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Merge/Archive 2#Automation of merge proposals. More participation in that discussion is welcome.

This page lists proposed article mergers as a supplement to the merge categories and templates; it does not replace any of the other steps in the merger process. Please add the appropriate merger tag(s) to the articles before listing them here.

How to propose a merger[edit]

Main page: Help:Merging

There are three types of mergers on Wikipedia:

  1. mergers that are so obviously necessary and appropriate that no one is expected to object;
  2. mergers that would benefit from discussion with the other editors at the affected articles about whether and/or how to perform the merge; and
  3. mergers that are controversial or potentially difficult to carry out, and therefore need assistance from uninvolved editors in determining whether to merge the pages.

If the pages that you would like to merge fall into the first group, then it is not necessary to propose a merger at all. You should boldly do the merger now, without formally proposing it. (In the event that someone unexpectedly objects, then the merger can be undone easily, and you can formally propose the merger for discussion at that time.)

If a formal discussion is wanted, then proposing a merger can be done in three steps:

  1. Create a place for discussion. Go to the Talk Page (also known as the discussion page) of the TARGET ARTICLE (the one you want to merge to) and create a section (eg: "Merger proposal") to discuss the merger. If there's already a discussion on the talk page regarding the merger, you can omit this step. Whether the discussion is new or old, make sure the discussion section names all articles involved and links to them. The section name can be anything that includes the word merge (for example ==Merger proposal==).
  2. Put one of the merger tags at the top of the articles you wish to be merged. The templates {{Merge from}} and {{Merge to}}, or {{merge}} are the most common ones. Remember to make sure that the Discuss link in each tag points to the section you've created in step 1 (this is to prevent having two separate discussions on different talk pages).
  3. If the proposed merge is controversial or potentially difficult to carry out, follow the directions under #Requests for assistance and feedback to add it to the list.

Many bold mergers are performed each day. Of the mergers that are formally proposed, about 95% fall into the second category, of wanting discussion or practical assistance from the editors at the articles that are to be merged. The remaining 5% of formally proposed mergers are on contentious topics or are controversial for one reason or another. Only this small fraction is listed at the bottom of this page as instructed in step #3.

Requests for merge assistance and feedback[edit]

If you need outside feedback regarding mergers that are either tricky or of a controversial nature, please do the following:

  • Tag the article as shown above
  • Create a discussion as shown above
  • Notify the talk page of the appropriate Wikiproject to get knowledgable people to comment on it.
  • If there is consensus to merge, but the merge is difficult, contact Wikipedia:WikiProject Merge for assistance.

For other topics:

  • If you need help with renaming or moving, consult Help:Moving a page.
  • Cut and paste move fixes: If you have merged an article by this method, then you need to request page histories to be merged; list them at cut and paste move repairs. Please DO NOT perform further moves by cut and paste.

NOTE: Do not Post Here if You are Not Willing to do the Merge Yourself. We will provide you assistance in how to complete the merge if you are unsure how to do it. -Project Merge
NOTE: Please do not re-list old merge proposals that are already tagged and in the "to Merge" que (including requests made up to two years ago), as these will be handled as we get to them. -Project Merge

NEW REQUESTS[edit]

If you need assistance with proposing a merge, list it below and someone will make sure it's properly listed. Note that this will not get the merge completed, as there is a large merge backlog. Once a merge is listed properly, move it to the "Completed requests" or "Awaiting consensus" sections below as appropriate.

Please list new requests at the BOTTOM of this section. Use the Edit Summary and list at least a link to the article to be redirected. Please legitimize your request by signing each listing or comment by typing four tildes (~~~~):

  • Very controversial and under discussion. Will likely be AfDed instead as a primary sourced fringe stub. Wikipedia is not the place to promote OR. -- Brangifer (talk) 16:38, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

AWAITING CONSENSUS[edit]

Once tagged, request should be added here. This section can also be used if an old proposal needs further discussion. We will attempt to get more people to comment on it.

  • Merge
Mosaics within Mosaics to Circulatory System Circulatory System (band). Discussion >>>HERE<<< Wgolf (talk) 16:20, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
Tagged and awaiting consensus Wgolf (talk) 16:20, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
Comment-I put a AFD on it as well for the time being as this is an album with no info that is coming soon. (If someone who knows about the band can come in-great) Wgolf (talk) 16:22, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
Note: The AfD debate has been included in the list of United States of America-related deletion discussions. • Gene93k (talk) 01:18, 28 April 2014 (UTC)
Note: The AfD debate has been included in the list of Albums and songs-related deletion discussions. • Gene93k (talk) 01:18, 28 April 2014 (UTC)
No opposition to merge being voiced. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 04:32, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Merge
Hannah Palemoon,
Walter Moon, and
Tsion Ben-Judah into List of Left Behind characters. Discuss it >>>Here<<<. Dwanyewest (talk) 23:30, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
No opposition to merge being voiced. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 04:32, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Merge
Harry Jackson (MacGyver)
Jack Dalton (MacGyver)
and Murdoc into List of MacGyver characters. Discussion is >>>HERE<<<. Dwanyewest (talk) 06:22, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Merge
Lennie Godber
Mr. Mackay
Lukewarm (Porridge)
McClaren (Porridge)
Mr. Barrowclough
Harry Grout
Blanco Webb
Norman Stanley Fletcher
into Porridge (TV series). Discussion is >>>HERE<<<. Dwanyewest (talk) 00:45, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
Only comments so far favor the mass-merge of the request. Someone familiar with the subject should probably proceed. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 21:40, 3 May 2014 (UTC)
  • Merge Salawat and Durood. Reason given: The articles seems to indicate that Salawat is Arabic of Durood. Also, sending Peace, Salutations, Blessings , etc on the Muhammad all usually refer to similar things, with some slight but significant difference in the meaning of the words. The difference comes in usage of different phrases. E.g.- one kind of phrase used after mentioning his name and another kind of phrase used in Salah. Rather a sub-topic should be used to mention the difference (Note: Naat is not used for this merger, which removed previous merge request) Verycuriousboy (talk) 12:22, 23 May 2014 (UTC)
  • Merge Investigative Project on Terrorism into Steven Emerson. There is no such entity as the Investigative Project on Terrorism, and much of the information included in the current article belongs in an article under the actual organization which is The Investigative Project on Terrorism Foundation founded in April 2006. There is also a separate entity, The Investigative Project, and the Steven Emerson article where some of the information belongs. Everything is being lump summed under an invalid article. AtsmeConsult 17:46, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Merge
Thubten Gyatso (NKT)
Samden Gyatso
Kelsang Khyenrab
into New Kadampa Tradition. Discussion is >>>HERE<<<.
All these figures lack notability or significance outside the context of the NKT and the articles in them are also missing significant biodata. Chris Fynn (talk) 12:17, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

ANSWERED REQUESTS[edit]

After discussion concludes, completed requests should be moved below. Please mark as {{Done}}; {{Not Done}}; {{Working}} when consensus has been reached.

  • Tagged and awaiting consensus. Efb91 (talk) 03:57, 29 April 2014 (UTC)
  • X mark.svg Not done Opposition voiced to proceeding with a merge at this time and/or through this avenue. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 22:15, 3 May 2014 (UTC)
  • Working Sitting eight months without opposition. Merger should proceed by nominator or other interested party. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 21:40, 3 May 2014 (UTC)
  • Working Non-sourced article sitting eight months without opposition to merger. Merging should proceed by nominator or other interested party. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 21:40, 3 May 2014 (UTC)
  • X mark.svg Not done; these do not appear to be the same things. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 21:40, 3 May 2014 (UTC)
Note: pre-merge copy edit reverted by @Andy Dingley: without comment re:merge proposal. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 19:26, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
Note: pre-merge copy edit reverted by @Andy Dingley: without comment re:merge proposal. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 19:26, 26 April 2014 (UTC)


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