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General merge templateEdit

On the talk page for "Hugh Walters (author)" I have proposed the creation of the merging of 19 articles on a book series into a single article for the series itself. Rather than tagging all 19 articles with the merge template, it seems a better idea to simply use a template on the main page that says there's a discussion about a general merger occurring. However there doesn't appear to be a template that is general enough to do this. Jason Quinn (talk) 17:02, 17 February 2011 (UTC)[]

Hugh Walters (author)Edit

This isn't really the right place for this discussion so I apologize in advance for conducting it here.

What Quinn proposes is a good idea in principle but in practice may well lead to complaints — justified or otherwise — from Wiki. editors who have some or all of the books on their watchlists but not the main article itself.

The only way I know to prevent such squawking is put (identical) Template:Merge to (talk · links · edit) tags on each of the articles.

It is fortunate that Quinn is dealing with 19 books, as he can put one Template:Merge (talk · links · edit) on the Hugh Walters page and include all nineteen articles in that one tag, twenty being the maximum that the template will accomodate!

If concensus can be reached to proceed with the merge, one way of handling the 19 articles about the individual books when done merging them is to convert them into redirects:

#REDIRECT [[Hugh Walters (author)#Blast Off at Woomera]] {{R from merge}} {{R to section}}

If concensus cannot be obtained one could in any case create Category:Books by Hugh Walters. — Robert Greer (talk) 13:33, 18 February 2011 (UTC)[]

Thanks for your comments. Jason Quinn (talk) 13:43, 18 February 2011 (UTC)[]

Can templates for merging templates be added?Edit

For instande {{subst:tfm|name of other template}} Sander.v.Ginkel (Talk) 09:56, 25 February 2016 (UTC)[]

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