Wikipedia:Integrate

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As the early Americans were encouraged to unite, articles must unite to bring order to Wikipedia.

Wikipedia has articles and stubs that require merging, that have duplicate references, and that are orphans.

Integrate these three factors by organised:

Let's integrate, let's make it easier to find and maintain data: build it and they will come!

Approach

Stage 1 of Wikipedia Integration
Stage 2 of Wikipedia Integration

Stage 1

  • Search various categories for stub articles. Stub articles belonging to a specific category with minimal content should be merged into a meta-article covering that subject matter.
  • Rather than delete old pages, redirects should be employed to reduce the chance of users making an article for the same subject. Furthermore, if the stub does have a chance to move beyond stub status, the article can be re-developed on its own merits as a category member.
  • Duplicate references should be identified by human or bot as a method of detecting merge-candidates, or overlooked category members. Furthermore, duplicate references that are required should be converted to a template that would appear uniformly on all category member pages.

Stage 2

  • Parent categories of significant volume should be reasonably sub categorised. Template:CatDiffuse explains this process.
  • Templates should be used to eliminate redundant content within category articles.
  • Templates should also be used to link together disparate articles that relate to each other, but may not always be in the same category. See Wikipedia:WikiProject_Succession_Box_Standardization/Templates for suitable templates.

Analogies

Practical ways to help

Example articles that were created from meta-merging

See also

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