Wikipedia:Proposed article mergers

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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.


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.

When to propose a mergerEdit

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.)

How to propose a mergerEdit

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.

Requests for merge assistance and feedbackEdit

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.

Merge requestsEdit

Please list new requests at the bottom of New Requests section.

1) Precede your request with *Merge (Copy and Paste it);
2) Enter (at least) a link to the article to be redirected in the edit summary;.
3) Please legitimize your request by signing each listing or comment by typing four tildes (~~~~); remember, unsigned requests may not be honored.

New RequestsEdit


Awaiting ConsensusEdit

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.

  • Merge: Alan Sparhawk into Low (band). Proposer's Rationale: The information in the Sparhawk article is pretty much all covered in the band article. This is an unneeded redundancy / duplication. Discussion is >>>HERE<<<. GenQuest "scribble" 19:27, 12 September 2021 (UTC)
    • Articles are tagged and awaiting merger discussion. GenQuest "scribble" 19:57, 3 July 2022 (UTC)

Answered RequestsEdit

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 occurred), {{Not done}}, or {{Working}} when consensus has been reached.



Current year archives
Requests answered in July 2022
  • Merge: Idol:_The_Musical into American Idol. During an AfD discussion, I proposed that part of the "musical article" introduction be merged into the main article and the other article redirected. Another editor objected, but their proposal was so similar I failed to see the difference. A long discussion ensued over what constitutes a "merge" and how much it would be permissible to add. The discussion has stalled out. I attempted to get a WP:THIRDOPINION w/ no success. I still want to perform the merger, but not w/o more participation and (hopefully) a clearer consensus. Just Another Cringy Username (talk) 20:38, 11 July 2022 (UTC)
  • Merge Fissure (anatomy) into Sulcus (morphology). These are two terms for the same thing. Note that the "Fissure" article is about anatomy/biology and not about other fissures, which are listed in Fissure (disambiguation). Coastside (talk) 19:47, 14 September 2021 (UTC)
    • Addendum I have modified the original link, due to a recent page move, to point to the intended page. Note that everything included in the "note" above is now mute.--John Cline (talk) 04:53, 22 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Merge : I propose merging Object theory into Object language, as the former article is based around a grave misunderstanding of the latter - it seems somebody had confused the phrase "object theory" for being a distinct area of mathematics, rather than merely a theory (in the sense of Model theory) which is the object of a metatheory (in the sense of Object language). Some authors will use the phrases "object language" and "object theory" synonymously, whereas others will only use the former term in reference to the underlying language of the object theory, absent of rules of inference or axioms - in either case, it certainly isn't whatever the author of Object language seems to be suggesting. Discussion here. Jackcrawf3 (talk) 12:49, 27 August 2021 (UTC)
    • Articles are tagged and are awaiting a merger decision. Discussion is >>>HERE<<<. GenQuest "scribble" 20:01, 29 August 2021 (UTC)
      •   Done Merge request agreed to, but the heavy lifting still needs to be done. GenQuest "scribble" 16:16, 2 July 2022 (UTC)
  Not done Stale discussion stalled with no clear consensus to merge. GenQuest "scribble" 16:05, 2 July 2022 (UTC)
  • Merge Merging please:
- Ibrahim Ahmad (footballer) into Ibrahim Khalfan
- Mansoor Bakheet into Mansour Muftah
- Salah Eid into Saleh Al-Mehaizaa

There are the same players. --Fayçal.09 (talk) 11:38, 24 April 2022 (UTC)

  • Merge
- E. Balasubramaniyan to E. Balasubramanian
- A M V Prabhakara Raja to A. M. V. Prabhakara Raja

Reason: both are same

  • Merge Roman Festival Liberalia into Liberalia. They are the same topic. The first is by far the longest but also the most recently created (on 3 December 2020 by User:Kswizzy42, a student editor at Western Washington University). The second is quite short but much older (2005) so I presume more articles directly link to it. It doesn't look like the student editor's contributions were thoroughly checked by their supervisor. I attempted a merge notice on each article, but I found the whole process very confusing. I'm willing to rewrite both articles as one, as the topic is well within my usual purview. Sorry to add one more request to an already long list Haploidavey (talk) 06:37, 18 June 2022 (UTC)
    •   Working No objection to merge, proposer notified. Felix QW (talk) 15:13, 2 July 2022 (UTC)
Older archives

Starting with new proposals received after December 2015, the proposal is filed by month when finally answered.

All articles tagged for mergingEdit

Additional articles to be merged listsEdit

See alsoEdit