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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.


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.

How 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 either controversial or potentially difficult to carry out, and therefore need assistance from uninvolved editors in determining whether to merge the pages.

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

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

  • 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 controversial or potentially difficult to carry out, 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, contact Wikipedia Talk:WikiProject Merge 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 merged 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

Merge requests[edit]

New requests[edit]

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.

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 will not be honored.


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.

  • Merge Sandaime J Soul Brothers into J Soul Brothers. The first article is about the third generation of the group J Soul Brothers. The second article which is about the original J Soul Brothers is very brief, contains info about the second generation but lacks all the info about its current generation. The merge would also follow suit with the original article in the Japanese Wikipedia. Either merge Sandaime J Soul Brothers into J Soul Brothers, or delete J Soul Brothers and move all its info to the article of the third generation in the history section. I am considering both mergers because the article that was created first was Sandaime J Soul Brothers. Takacchin10_10 (talk) 22:31, 2 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Merge Black Guardian into List of Doctor Who villains. I think that the content in the Black Guardian article can easily be explained in the context of the article about the villains in Doctor Who, and the article about villains in Doctor Who is of a reasonable size that the merging of The Black Guardian will not cause any problems as far as the size of the latter article is concerned. Pahiy (talk) 23:41, 24 January 2020 (UTC) (talk) 01:08, 30 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Merge Valeria Gribusova and VAL (band) because most of the information in the first article covers the second article. The second article is more relevant the first article should be merged into it. --DLU (talk) 20:45, 29 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Merge Wang Yihan career statistics with Wang Yihan. Here is one more case. I request you to merge above mentioned pages as the main Page Wang Yihan has not enough content in it. Moreover, it will only help the readers as they will have no need to go in other page. This splitting up of page is unnecessary and not user-friendly.Zoglophie (talk) 06:18, 26 March 2020 (UTC)

Answered requests[edit]

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



2020 Archives
Requests answered in March 2020
Requests answered in February 2020
  • (DISCUSS) Merge Big Five (technology companies) into Big Four tech companies. Consensus was unanimous, though there's a parallel move request that may affect this merge in a tangential way, that is Big Four tech companies is proposing to be renamed Big Tech, so you may want to hold off until that concludes (or do the merge quickly before it concludes). --Doug Mehus T·C 01:30, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
    • Moot: both articles have now been merged following consensus into a single Big Tech article as suggested above by the proposer. Richard3120 (talk) 16:46, 3 February 2020 (UTC)
      Richard3120, Thanks. Can you confirm that an actual content merger of the former into the latter was done, and not a straight redirection? I did note the photo gallery of the former was merged, but didn't look through whether some of the textual content was merged in. Doug Mehus T·C 15:08, 7 February 2020 (UTC)
      @Dmehus: As far as I can see, all the text and the images from Big Five (technology companies) are included in Big Tech, they've just been reordered into a better flow but there's nothing missing. The history of Big Four tech companies just shows up as a redirect since its inception, so I can't check that. Richard3120 (talk) 16:45, 7 February 2020 (UTC)
      Richard3120, Yeah because Big Four tech companies is now a page move direct following its move to Big Tech. Thanks for double-checking the text of the page was, subject to some redactions and refactoring, merged.Doug Mehus T·C 16:49, 7 February 2020 (UTC)
Requests answered in January 2020
  • Merge List of last known speakers of languages into List of languages by time of extinction (>>>Discussion here<<<). All of the people listed in the former (and many more) are noted in the latter, with the exception of the few still alive. There are many languages with only a handful of speakers left, e.g. see here, and it is rarely reported when a language goes from having a handful to only a single speaker, whereas when it is more often reported when a language goes extinct. Thus, little will be lost merging the former into the latter. Calbow (talk) 12:47, 14 November 2019 (UTC)
    • Articles are tagged and awaiting merger discussion. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 20:04, 13 December 2019 (UTC)
      •  Working No opposition expressed after a lengthy period, so proposer, @Calbow: or other interested party should consider proceeding with the merge. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 07:43, 3 January 2020 (UTC)
         Done GenQuest "Talk to Me" 17:22, 3 January 2020 (UTC)

2018 Archives

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2016 Archives

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2015 Archives

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2014 Archives

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2013 Archives

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2012 Archives

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

All articles tagged for merging[edit]

Additional articles to be merged lists[edit]

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