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Closing instructions

This page lists proposed article mergers as a supplement to the merge categories; it is an index of ongoing discussions of possible mergers, and 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. To see all articles marked for merging, see All articles tagged for merging.

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Mergers of CATEGORIES should not be proposed here. Please see Wikipedia:Categories for discussion.
Mergers of TEMPLATES should not be proposed here. Please see Wikipedia:Templates for discussion.
SPLITTING of ARTICLES should not be proposed here. Please see Wikipedia:Proposed article splits.

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When to propose a merger[edit]

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' Talk page about whether and/or how to perform the merge; and
3): Mergers that are controversial, potentially difficult to carry out, or where at least one affected article is either rated Class B or higher or is over 100K in size will need assistance from uninvolved editor(s) in determining whether to merge the pages.

If the pages that you would like to merge fall into the type 1 group above, 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.)

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How to propose a merger[edit]

If the merge falls into the type 2 group or type 3 group above, then proposing a merger can be done in three steps (as the proposer, you should still be willing to carry-out a type 2 merge):

  • Step 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 discussion==).
  • Step 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).
  • Step 3: If the proposed merge is type 3 (above) follow the directions under #Requests for merge assistance and feedback to add it to the list.

See: Copy and Paste easy merge templates for easy to follow shortcuts of the above procedure.

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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 knowledgeable people to comment on it. (To find out which Wikiproject the page is associated with, check the associated talk page. It should be tagged with a template, such as Wikipedia:WikiProject Ice Hockey.)
  • If there is consensus to merge, but the merge is difficult, request help at Merge Talk for assistance.

For other topics:

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

NOTE: Please do not re-list old merge proposals that are already tagged and in the "to Merge" queue (including requests made up to two years ago), as these will be handled as we get to them. -Project Merge

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. After a merge is listed properly, move it to the "Answered requests" or "Awaiting consensus" sections below as appropriate.

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Merge requests[edit]

NEW REQUESTS[edit]

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 (~~~~). Unsigned requests may not be honored.

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AWAITING CONSENSUS[edit]

After all involved articles are tagged for merger discussion, the request should be added at (or moved to) the bottom of this section. This section can also be used if a proposal needs further discussion due to age or disagreement. All merger comments and discussions should be directed to the Discussion subsection of the targeted articles' talk page, not here. We will also attempt to get more people to comment on proposals.

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ANSWERED REQUESTS[edit]

After discussion concludes, completed requests should be moved below (to the top of this list). Please mark as {{Done}} (or {{merge done}} if merge has actually occured), {{Not done}}, or {{Working}} when consensus has been reached.

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  checkY Merger complete. Duplicate articles. GenQuest "scribble" 15:29, 18 January 2021 (UTC)
  • Merge List of largest cities throughout history (source article) into Historical urban community sizes (destination/target article). I have opened a discussion to merge on the target article's talkpage. Since I am an IP, I can not subscribe to this noticeboard or the discussion on the article talkpage. I will know the outcome only if and as and when i specifically check these. I am an experienced but a recreational editor and edit once in a while. I am glad there is this noticeboard to watch over the things. Please keep and eye and I leave it your hands to take care of it. Thanks in advance for volunteering your time for these kind of things. 58.182.176.169 (talk)
  • Not done No support for proposal indicated. GenQuest "scribble" 21:58, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
 Done Article reverted back to the redirect it once was. Target changed to global (not US-centric) target (see change above). GenQuest "scribble" 21:58, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

Merge

Rationale: Unremarkable season and unwitting content split; should be merged. Discuss >>>here<<<. GenQuest "scribble" 03:05, 8 January 2021 (UTC)

  • Articles are tagged and are awaiting a merger discussion. GenQuest "scribble" 03:05, 8 January 2021 (UTC)
  • Added aditional articles to combat an apparent wholesale "SPAMMING of Wikipedia" campaign by this league. GenQuest "scribble" 18:24, 9 January 2021 (UTC)
Comment This bundle now at AfD, discussion >>>HERE<<<. GenQuest "scribble"
Moot GenQuest "scribble" 19:12, 16 January 2021 (UTC)

Merge Template:Governors of Puerto Rico into Template:Puerto Rico Governors, as the former has most of the exact same info in the latter. GoodDay (talk) 01:17, 6 January 2021 (UTC)

Not done as this is the wrong venue for template notices. Proposer, GoodDay, should take this proposal to Wikipedia:Templates for discussion as stated above. Thanks, GenQuest "scribble" 01:25, 6 January 2021 (UTC)

Merge The Mother Court and Supremely Partisan into James D. Zirin. It's been several years now and this trio of WP:COI-infused micro-stubs has not improved even slightly (all narrowly survived WP:AFD, one as "no consensus" so likely to be AfDed again if not merged). With all their content combined (and more easily watchlistable by proper editors for any further attempts to misuse Wikipedia as a promotional platform), we might end up with an at least marginally encyclopedic article. What we've got right now is Zirin WP:GAMING our system to give himself three promotional articles at once.  — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  05:57, 14 December 2020 (UTC)

  • Articles are tagged and are awaiting a merger discussion. Merger discussion is taking place >>>HERE<<<.  — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  05:57, 14 December 2020 (UTC)
Comment There are no comments or objections stated after 2 1/2 weeks to the proposal. GenQuest "scribble" 08:11, 1 January 2021 (UTC)
Not done Stale proposal getting no participation or traction in discussion. Proposer, SMcCandlish could try a BOLD merger. GenQuest "scribble" 23:26, 5 January 2021 (UTC)

Merge Meteorological history of Hurricane Michael into Hurricane Michael. This merge discussion has been running for two weeks and this merge discussion was started by none other than the creator of the article Hurricane Noah. I have closed the discussion before shortly after merge moratorium exception was applied, but my close was considered to be improper (Cyclonebiskit said that this discussion was not unanimous and the consensus should be achieved through strength of arguments. I was also involved in the discussion). Because of this reason, I decided to put this discussion here to get more attention from willing editors to participate in the discussion. SMB99thx my edits! 07:54, 28 December 2020 (UTC)

  • Articles are tagged and are awaiting a merger discussion. Merger discussion is taking place >>>HERE<<<. SMB99thx my edits! 07:56, 28 December 2020 (UTC)
 Done Discussion closed with CONSENSUS to merge. Proposer, SMB99thx or other interested party should proceed with the merge. GenQuest "scribble" 21:06, 5 January 2021 (UTC)
  • Articles are tagged and are awaiting a merger discussion. Merger discussion is taking place >>>HERE<<<. GenQuest "scribble" 08:11, 1 January 2021 (UTC)
Comment: Since no one seems to object, proposer ItsKesha or other interested party should consider doing a BOLD merge. GenQuest "scribble" 20:12, 5 January 2021 (UTC)
 Done GenQuest "scribble" 20:12, 5 January 2021 (UTC)

Merge The Incorruptibles into John Hornor Jacobs. The micro-stub at The Incorruptibles has already been deleted at AfD once, and was simply recreated in essentially the same form, without any better sourcing. This is actually a speedy deletion candidate. I think it would be more productive to merge the tiny amount of material there into the author's article, which is itself a tiny stub, and start fleshing that article out a bit more concerning the author's other works.  — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  21:05, 13 December 2020 (UTC)

  • Articles are tagged and are awaiting a merger discussion. Merger discussion is taking place >>>HERE<<<.  — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  21:05, 13 December 2020 (UTC)
 Done No objection stated to merging the stubs. Proposer SMcCandlish should consider proceeding with a BOLD merge. GenQuest "scribble" 08:11, 1 January 2021 (UTC)
  checkY Merger complete. .  — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  02:50, 3 January 2021 (UTC)

Merge Childhood into Child. I opened up a discussion to merge the other way around. Two editors agreed to merge this way. Interstellarity (talk) 23:36, 11 December 2020 (UTC)

  • Articles are tagged and are awaiting a merger discussion. GenQuest "scribble" 17:16, 18 December 2020 (UTC)
  •  Done Closed with weak agreement to merge. Proposer, or other interested editor, could consider acting BOLDLY and merging the two. GenQuest "scribble" 08:11, 1 January 2021 (UTC)
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Note: Starting with new proposals received after December 2015, the proposal is filed by month when finally answered.

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All articles tagged for merging[edit]

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