The following discussion is an archived proposal of the WikiProject below. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page (such as the project's talk page (if created) or the WikiProject Council). No further edits should be made to this page.
The aim of this proposed WikiProject would be to reduce the >3 year backlog at Category:Articles to be merged, and to improve the process that causes such a drastic backlog. The scope of the Wikiproject would be the 16000 articles in that category. Quasihuman | Talk 13:53, 27 December 2011 (UTC)
List of important pages and categories for this proposed group
Why do you want to start a new group, instead of joining one of these existing groups?
Well, I could join an other wikiproject, for example, I could join the Wikiproject Neurosceince, and work on the merge requests there, because I happen to have subject knowledge in that area. However, that would not solve the larger problem. There are no other groups dealing with this issue to my knowledge. Quasihuman | Talk 15:03, 27 December 2011 (UTC)
I think it would be useful to make WP:PM work like WP:RM, with an automated post bot, a talk page template for simply listing the discussion succintly. I also think that Splits are also thusly backlogged, and should also have a centralized notice board (WP:Proposed splits or WP:Requested splits). 126.96.36.199 (talk) 08:03, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
Can this be expanded to WikiProject Mergers and Splits ? 188.8.131.52 (talk) 09:03, 16 February 2012 (UTC)
Maybe, my main focus has been merges, so I'm not very familiar the issues with splits, is there a need for a WikiProject (or half a wikiproject) in that area? Quasihuman | Talk 23:16, 25 February 2012 (UTC)
Hi all, I think we're nearly ready to start the project (I'd like to have one or two more sign up before we get started). I have created a draft of the WikiProject in my userspace at User:Quasihuman/WikiProject Merge. Feel free to be WP:BOLD in making changes there, it's a little rough around the edges at the moment. Thanks, Quasihuman | Talk 23:16, 25 February 2012 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the debate. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page (such as the project's talk page (if created) or at the WikiProject Council). No further edits should be made to this page.