Wikipedia:Proposed article mergers

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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.

Note edit

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 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.)


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 Merge Request Banners (MRB) at the top of the articles you wish to be merged. The merge request templates {{Merge from}} and {{Merge to}}, or {{merge}} are the most common banners used. Remember to make sure that the Discuss link in each tag points to the same section you've created in step 1 (this is to prevent having two separate discussions going on at two different talk pages). (Merge Request Banners should NEVER be placed on article TalkPages.
  • 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 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.


Merge requests edit

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 be ignored.
4) Please consider helping the project and completing a merge request from one of the categories list at the bottom of this page. Thank you.




After all involved articles are tagged for merger discussion: the request should be added 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.



After discussion concludes, completed requests should be moved here (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 November 2023
Requests answered in October 2023
  • Merge: I propose merging Rocky Marciano (film) into the main Rocky Marciano article. The film article is little more than a mirror of the IMDB entry and being singly sourced, does not show SIGCOV. Could easily be turned into a small section of the main article without losing anything valuable. Articles have been tagged and merger discussion has run for a week w/ little participation and no clear consensus. Just Another Cringy Username (talk) 02:56, 4 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Requests answered in September 2023
These articles are about the same subject. Cheney123 (talk) 18:48, 22 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Merge: International Association for Energy Economics with Energy economics. The page for this association has been tagged with multiple issues for five years: COI, ADVERT, single source, and lack of multiple sources. The only issue that's been resolved in several years is the removal of copyvio from the Association's official website. Current sources for this article are almost entirely links to this organization, its publications, and its affiliate organizations. The exceptions were to one third party summary of an IAEE publication and to one page, which appears to have tried to reference an affiliate IAEE chapter but instead pulls up an unrelated page of old movie posters. Although this organization ought to be notable--it's nearly fifty years old and has legitimate academics on its council--it keeps such a low profile that there doesn't seem to be enough independent third party coverage to rewrite this obvious PR piece into an encyclopedic article. If anyone wants to try, here are the sources I was able to dig up.[1][2] Most of the search engine returns resolved to primary sources or the LinkedIn pages of individuals affiliated with the organization. Since there doesn't seem to be a prospect of a reasonably encyclopedic article about this association itself, propose merging salvageable content into the general topic of Energy economics. TheTortillaBook (talk) 00:39, 1 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Moved discussion to proper talk page / merge discussion section
      • It's been a month with no responses on the article talk page. Thinking of waiting another two weeks and then doing a bold merger if there's still no response. Sounds good? If not then what's your recommendation? TheTortillaBook (talk) 18:49, 1 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
        • Moved to merge discussion. Should consider proceeding BOLDLY sooner than later. GenQuest "scribble" 20:27, 4 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
          Thank you for the advice. Hoping for at least a second editor more familiar with the topic. Willing to give this a little more time before moving boldly. TheTortillaBook (talk) 21:43, 4 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Requests answered in August 2023
  • Merge SVDK to SVD (rifle). The SVDK is a variant of the SVD chambered of a different calibre. Per WP:Firearms, Variants of a model of a firearm such as folding/telescoping stock variants, target versions, variants chambered in a new caliber, compact/carbine variants, models covered by the same factory-issued users manual generally should not receive their own article. Instead, use a section for the variant in the parent firearm's article or consolidate it into a table or the text. Contents from the SVDK should be merged to the SVD, since the SVD is the parent firearm. JTC22 (talk) 13:08, 28 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
into Pirates Constructible Strategy Game. Several other articles describing the game's expansions have already been merged into the main page, so it makes sense to merge the rest as well to keep things consistent. The other articles have also been described as not being notable enough to stand on their own, so it follows that the ones in the merger request don't either. Capn chris89 (talk) 00:44, 18 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • See discussion at Talk:Pirates Constructible Strategy Game#Merge_Proposal:. BOZ (talk) 11:33, 18 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • Cmnt: I think a discussion about these expansion sets would be better served at AfD: none have sourcing (just Ext Links), not a one in-line citation is found, and little—if any—notability on their own is indicated. If they aren't merged soon, I think they'll be gone pretty quick. There really isn't any reliably sourced content to merge, and the non-sourced summaries are already in sub-sections of the target article. GenQuest "scribble" 18:48, 27 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Older archives

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


All articles tagged for merging edit


Additional articles to be merged lists edit

See also edit