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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.

NEW REQUESTS[edit]

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  • Merge Bride kidnapping in Kazakhstan into Ala kachuu. The Kazakh terminology used is similar to that of the Kyrgyz term and is the same practice that is done in Kyrgyzstan. I feel that a few sections can be used for applications and laws against bride kidnappin in each of the two countries. Please review and make the appropriate decisions, thank you! 202.94.70.51 (talk) 09:46, 22 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Merge Greatest Hits! Part 1 into The Party Album (Vengaboys album). These are the same album, and a different album title (more specifically, one used in the group's country of origin) doesn't warranty a seperate page. On another note, the "standard" tracklist isn't listed on the (main) Party Album page and it has to link to the other, redundant page to display it. TapLover (talk) 08:27, 7 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Merge List of fictional artificial intelligences into List of fictional computers. There is no clear criterion to distinguish when a computing device belongs on the fictional computers list versus the fictional artificial intelligences list, and many of the fictional computers are in fact fictional artificial intelligences. Suggest merging to the computers list as that list is significantly more robust. Dash77 (talk) 22:58, 18 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Merge Zoonotic origins of COVID-19 into Origin of COVID-19. The merge discussion originally started off in November last year on Origin of COVID-19's talk, with the opener stating that it was not clear whether Zoonotic origins of COVID-19 was created as a proper WP:CFORK of Origin of COVID-19 or whether it only functioned as a WP:POVFORK. A merge discussion also occurred on Zoonotic origins of COVID-19's talk with there seemingly being consensus developing for a merge only for it to go stale and for nothing to happen. Recently a merge discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Zoonotic origins of COVID-19 came to no consensus and the closing admin directed discussion back to the talk page. TarnishedPathtalk 11:44, 26 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Merge: Hoping someone can advise, as not sure on this one. I cleaned up Americana Music Association a little recently, but realised later there was a very similar page just for their annual conference/festival- Americana Music Festival & Conference. Most of the content on Americana Music Association was about the conference so I felt maybe they could be merged. There's not a great deal of sources just on the Association so expanding that page didn't seem likely. I then realised there's a third page on their Music Honors & Awards (an event that takes place as part of their conference)- which actually seems to have more sources than the other two- Americana Music Honors & Awards. So now I'm really not sure of best thing to do- three way merge? Or just keep separate and assume they can grow and become more distinct over time? Thanks. Editing84 (talk) 10:27, 27 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Merge: Chicago Board Options Exchange into Cboe Global Markets. These two articles are referring to the same entity. The Chicago Board Options Exchange became CBOE Holdings at the time of its IPO in 2010. In 2017, CBOE Holdings rebranded as Cboe Global Markets. At that point the Chicago Board Options Exchange / CBOE stopped existing. There is no separate CBOE exchange or legal entity, and there are no accurate contemporary media mentions of "Chicago Board Options Exchange" because, again, that entity doesn't exist anymore. To be clear, I work for Cboe and have been making article edits requests on the Cboe Global Markets Talk page. I have a pending request there about updating the History section that would further clarify this issue. Spencer at Cboe (talk) 21:44, 11 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Merge Southern giant hummingbird mostly into Patagona. Formerly monotypic genus now has two species. Article was moved from "giant hummingbird" but contents are more applicable to the genus than to the original species. - UtherSRG (talk) 11:14, 20 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Merge List of academic fields into Outline of academic disciplines. The lists almost entirely overlap. There was already a merge discussion initiated on both talk pages, but it didn't turn into a merge proposal. The lists are very extensive, and there are significant structural differences that might benefit from discussion and feedback before merging, especially from WP:WPLIST. I'm not an experienced editor and don't know how to get this started. 正负号 (talk) 18:22, 22 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
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AWAITING CONSENSUS[edit]

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 can also attempt to get more people to comment on proposals.

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  • Merge EagleCam into IM-1. I'm personally against this merge, and I'd like EagleCam to remain its own article, but the discussion is getting longer, less concise, and is heading towards a standstill / no consensus. I believe we could use some more opinions from diverse backgrounds to reach a consensus, even if it doesn't lead to the result I personally want. SpacePod9 (talk) 03:44, 4 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Merge British Lung Foundation and Asthma UK into a new Asthma and Lung UK article. These two organisations have merged and now operate as a single organisation, Asthma + Lung UK (ie they are defunct as separate entities). I've mentioned this on their respective Talk pages and added merge banners to each of them, but I don't think I've heard anything on this (apologies if I've missed it!) - so am flagging it on this page. I have a draft article ready if needed. Any advice on next steps welcome! KTnow (talk) 14:10, 31 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    • Articles are (re)tagged, please come join the merger discussion >>>HERE<<<. Choucas Bleu (T·C) 17:08, 15 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
      Thanks for your advice @Choucas Bleu, @Toadspike and @Klbrain. I've created a new draft here: Draft:Asthma + Lung UK. It doesn't reflect ALL the content from the two original pages (British Lung Foundation and Asthma UK) since much of the content was poorly sourced. I've pulled across content which I managed to find good sources for. One question: I can't redirect the original pages to the new page until the new page is live. Is it just a case now of waiting for an editor to review it? Or can I make it live myself? Thanks! KTnow (talk) 11:38, 3 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
      @KTnow Thank you for performing the merge. I have accepted your draft. The other two pages just need to be redirected now. Toadspike [Talk] 11:46, 3 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
      I've performed both redirects. Let me know if I screwed anything up. Toadspike [Talk] 11:49, 3 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
      Looks great to me, thanks for the assistance @Toadspike! KTnow (talk) 11:53, 3 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Merge: Krishnamoorthy into Krishnamurti. The former, later-created name list is a spelling variant of the older original. The unique entries in the proposed-to-be-merged list have already been moved over, so a speedy deletion and redirect of Krishnamoorthy may be more appropriate. 24.193.233.166 (talk) 19:32, 26 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Merge BofA Securities to Bank of America. The entity no longer exists on its own. There also isn't much support from the sources that justify it having its own article. Propose we just merge it as part of BOA. - Imcdc Contact 12:04, 1 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
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ANSWERED REQUESTS[edit]

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.

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  • Merge Acer Aspire laptops into Acer Aspire. The Laptop specific article already uses text from the primary article, and only offers specifications for specific laptop models, like a product line-up. The "Laptops" page has been a proposed merge as early as 2011, and I think it would make things more clear and succinct. 192.77.12.11 (talk) 04:46, 26 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
    • Articles are tagged and Merger Discussion area set-up >>>HERE<<<. Please join the discussion. GenQuest "scribble" 04:04, 31 December 2023 (UTC) [reply]
      •  Working merger approved, still needs to be performed. Choucas Bleu (T·C) 14:26, 23 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Merge Cacodemon into Demon. The source article was mostly an WP:EXAMPLEFARM and after cutting said farm, there isn't a whole lot left. Merger discussion has been running for a week, mostly opposed, and discussion has turned to the validity of various examples. Some examples have been restored, some not. Wider discussion may or may not solidify a consensus. Either way, this is not a unanimous decision and therefore requires an uninvolved closer. Just Another Cringy Username (talk) 17:51, 23 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Merge Stephen Paddock into 2017 Las Vegas shooting. Paddock is not notable outside of the 2017 Las Vegas shooting and therefore the content of his article can be condensed and contained within the event artcile. Because the Paddock article is of a controversial nature and B classification, uninvolved editor assistance is requested per item 3. Per guidelines, discussion started here on the target page. Thank you for your assistance. Geeky Randy (talk) 13:41, 21 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    •  Not done after consensus against merging. Choucas Bleu (T·C) 16:44, 15 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Merge Geomatic engineering into Geomatics. This is the 2nd time the merge has been proposed, and the discussion has stagnated with one in favor in addition to the one who proposed the merge (me), and one against. I have requested feedback from users of both Wikiproject maps and Wikiproject geography. Merge is proving controversial and would need assistance from uninvolved editor(s) in determining whether to merge the pages. The merge discussion has been open since December, I don't want to act on a consensus of just two against one. Please note that there are potential plagiarism and source issues on the geomatics engineering page.
  • Merge Timeline of U2 to U2 The former article needs some work, and could easily be merged into the latter. The U2 timeline article is not great, and the U2 article could benefit from expanded history section. Geardona (talk) 02:56, 1 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
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ARCHIVES[edit]

Current year archives
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]