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WikiProject Merge
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Articles to be merged <10,000[edit]

It was great to see the count at 9,999 and heading down! Not that that can be guaranteed to last ...Klbrain (talk) 17:06, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

Now it's at 8,999! --NickPenguin(contribs) 02:31, 26 December 2016 (UTC)
Backlog now down to 3 years. I note that the target aims to reduce the backlog from 3.5 years down "to a point where all merge proposals are dealt with within a reasonable time period" - this does raise the question of what the upper limit of reasonable is. Is there any argument for keeping a merge proposal for longer than 2 years? Klbrain (talk) 15:38, 13 January 2017 (UTC)
Longer then two years? No—I think a reasonable time period would be, at most, six months. Personally, I think we should continue until the backlog is one month long. —MartinZ02 (talk) 15:47, 13 January 2017 (UTC)
If there is no discussion and I don't know much about the topic, I usually do not remove the merge templates. Rather, I try to find interested editors. I have personally observed 3+ year old proposals in multiple cases and yet the proposals were quite accurate. --Lemongirl942 (talk) 20:17, 13 January 2017 (UTC)
I agree with Lemongirl942 that there are many 2+ year old proposals (and formerly 3+ year old proposals) that are/were very good proposal, yet had no discussion. This question is whether someone (including us) should "try to find interested editors" at the, say six months mark (MartinZ02's suggestion), year mark, 2 year mark, or whatever? I suppose my position for now is that such a drive can/should occur earlier than 3 years. Klbrain (talk) 09:53, 14 January 2017 (UTC)
Yes, please do not remove merge banners just because there has been no action or discussion. Merge banners are helpful to readers as well as editors. For undiscussed proposals, I evaluate the proposal and boldly merge, remove the banners and give a justification on the proposed merge target talk page or, if I do not have enough knowledge on the topic/proposal, leave it for someone else. ~Kvng (talk) 16:21, 17 February 2017 (UTC)
Definitely leave old merge banners up. When I look for things to merge, I go to the oldest ones first and do them. Sophie means wisdom (talk) 18:48, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
6999 spotted; I like the direction of travel. Klbrain (talk) 11:31, 12 September 2017 (UTC)

School merges[edit]

Just in case you too were surprised by the sudden appearance of a tail of old merge proposal, the discussion at Template talk:Merge school#Can anyone help? will add some context. So, a change on Template:Merge school. Klbrain (talk) 21:55, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

Merging Wrigley Field ivy into Wrigley Field[edit]

The consensus agreed to merge Wrigley Field ivy into Wrigley Field. However, I could not perform the merger, so I would like assistance please. Thank you. --George Ho (talk) 23:36, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

Help desk question[edit]

This question was asked and the response was that a history merge was appropriate. Should that be done?— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 19:14, 7 July 2017 (UTC)

The page log for the target article (here) suggests that a history merge had been done on July 2. NewYorkActuary (talk) 19:38, 7 July 2017 (UTC)
Thanks.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 20:27, 7 July 2017 (UTC)

Non-article merge[edit]

Can you merge two wikiprojects, namely Wikipedia:WikiProject Anti-Stub and Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub improvement? Jjjjjjdddddd (talk) 08:46, 20 August 2017 (UTC)

Wikiproject antistub can be taken to Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion since it only has one member, who stopped editing nearly a year ago. Sophie means wisdom (talk) 09:58, 21 August 2017 (UTC)
I think it used to have more members, do we delete WikiProjects? Jjjjjjdddddd (talk) 10:09, 21 August 2017 (UTC)
I've seen wikiprojects merged. I haven't yet seen one deleted - they are usually marked as inactive instead. It looks like a merge would be appropriate here but I think that should be handled by participants in the affected projects not by project merge. ~Kvng (talk) 13:58, 24 August 2017 (UTC)