Wikipedia:Proposed mergers

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Closing instructions

The discussion about merging at the village pump is now archived (here). The vast majority of those who expressed an opinion considered the system based on the current templates and this process (Wikipedia:Proposed mergers) to be inadequate.

The implementation of a new automated system is being discussed at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Merge/Archive 2#Automation of merge proposals. More participation in that discussion is welcome.

This page lists proposed article mergers as a supplement to the merge categories and templates; it is meant for discussing 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.

How to propose a merger

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.

Many bold mergers are performed each day. Of the mergers that are formally proposed, about 95% fall into the second category, of wanting discussion or practical assistance from the editors at the articles that are to be merged. The remaining 5% of formally proposed mergers are on contentious topics or are controversial for one reason or another. Only this small fraction is listed at the bottom of this page as instructed in step #3.

Requests for merge assistance and feedback

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:WikiProject Merge for assistance.

For other topics:

  • If you need help with renaming or moving, consult Help:Moving a page.
  • Cut-and-paste move fixes: If you have merged an article by this 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: Do not Post Here if You are Not Willing to do the Merge Yourself. We will provide you assistance in how to complete the merge if you are unsure how to do it. -Project Merge
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

New requests

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. Once a merge is listed properly, move it to the "Completed 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 (~~~~):

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Merge History of Lego into The Lego Group and/or Lego, as I see no reason to keep it seperately. Most of the content is included in both, but it requires cleanup and minor expansion. Lordtobi () 19:11, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

Merge Flatulence fetishism into Flatulence. The former is a short article related to the main topic of the latter and there is no reason for a separate article that can fit onto a new section of the main one. 18 March 2017 (UTC)

Merge City farm into Urban agriculture. Urban agriculture is a more comprehensive article on the same subject. "City farm" is not a notable or distinct category within urban ag.Red 00 (talk) 23:42, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

Merge 2017 Brooklyn train crash to Atlantic Terminal. Almost three months after the accident, it has not shown to have major lasting impact and has almost become forgotten. The critical details of this minor derailment are already in the terminal article anyway. 18 March 2017 (UTC)

Merge Yes Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman to Yes (band). There are two bands currently touring as Yes, both hold equal legal rights to the Yes name as stated by both.Fekso (talk) 10:45, 13 April 2017 (UTC)

Merge Northeast Pennsylvania English to Inland Northern American English. One is merely a subset of the other dialect, which no cited source seems to differentiate or consider unique. Wolfdog (talk) 22:00, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

Merge Battle of Chamdo into Annexation of Tibet by the People's Republic of China. Battle of Chamdo is a part of Annexation of Tibet by the People's Republic of China.No Battle of Chamdo will no Annexation of Tibet by the People's Republic of China.--36.234.29.139 (talk) 06:41, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

Merge Banque Populaire du Rwanda SA into Banque Populaire du Rwanda - Seems to be a duplicate WhisperToMe (talk) 18:03, 10 May 2017 (UTC)

Merge Rape in the Kashmir conflict Rape during the Kashmir conflict into Human rights abuses in Jammu and Kashmir, Human rights abuses in Kashmir and Human rights abuses in Azad Kashmir. Capitals00 (talk) 09:31, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

Merge History of video game industry in Finland into Video gaming in Finland. Dwanyewest (talk) 13:16, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Merge Resurrection Fighting Alliance into Legacy Fighting Alliance. Dwanyewest (talk) 01:22, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

Merge Sex tourism in Costa Rica into Prostitution in Costa Rica as its about the same subject. Dwanyewest (talk) 05:33, 15 March 2017 (UTC)


Awaiting consensus

Once all involved articles are tagged, request should be added here — at 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.

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Merge: Trajectory of a projectile and projectile motion are essentially the same article, developed independently. Maybe no one noticed that both articles existed. 172.250.202.110 (talk) 03:58, 5 March 2016 (UTC)

  • Articles have been tagged and awaiting consensus. Richard3120 (talk) 01:57, 13 April 2016 (UTC)
  • Comment: Someone knowledgeable about subject should proceed with a BOLD merge on this stale proposal and see what happens. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 03:22, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

*:Wikipedia:WikiProject Physics has been notified to help generate additional attention to the above request(s). Thanks, GenQuest "Talk to Me" 07:00, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

  • Consensus favors a merge at this point; Someone with physics expertise should do the work. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 17:15, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Articles have been tagged and awaiting consensus. Richard3120 (talk) 23:53, 6 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Articles have been tagged and awaiting consensus. Richard3120 (talk) 00:49, 7 July 2016 (UTC)

*:Wikipedia:WikiProject Software and Wikipedia:WikiProject Linux have been notified to help generate additional attention to the above request(s). Thanks, GenQuest "Talk to Me" 07:29, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

  • Articles have been tagged and awaiting consensus. Richard3120 (talk) 02:56, 15 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Articles have been tagged and awaiting consensus. Jergling (talk) 19:30, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Comment: Consensus favors the merger; @Jergling: or other interested editor should proceed. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 09:18, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Article(s) tagged and are awaiting discussion. Richard3120 (talk) 22:41, 4 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Article(s) tagged and are awaiting discussion. Richard3120 (talk) 20:11, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
  • As stated on the discussion page, I think Wally West II should be merged back into the original Wally West article. Per Wikipedia:Naming conventions (comics), roman numerals should never be used in a title unless it's actually used in the character's name, which isn't the case here. The second Wally West is also a relatively new character, and should be able to fit in the main article. I think it's also original research having the character from the CW show be listed under the second Wally West's article, when in the show he's meant to be the Wally West. DrBat (talk) 13:18, 12 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Article(s) tagged by interested editor and awaiting discussion. Richard3120 (talk) 20:24, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Please consider merging Tamarind seed oil into Tamarind. Until a moment ago, the article pretty much described the tree anyway, and large portions of the article still do, or look like they are directly copied&pasted from the article Tamarind.
The article Tamarind has a section on usage that anything worth keeping might be added to. --Josy (talk) 20:26, 28 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Articles have been tagged. Awaiting discussion.--Lemongirl942 (talk) 21:31, 1 November 2016 (UTC)

Merge (DISCUSS) Bering Sea Gold: Under The Ice with Bering Sea Gold or rename both; since the two TV shows are now called "Bering Sea Gold" by their title cards and the Discovery Channel show page. -- 65.94.171.217 (talk) 05:17, 27 September 2016 (UTC)

  • Articles have been tagged and are awaiting consensus. Richard3120 (talk) 17:10, 2 November 2016 (UTC)
  • Articles have been tagged and are awaiting consensus. Richard3120 (talk) 02:08, 11 November 2016 (UTC)
  • Articles have been tagged and are awaiting consensus. --Lemongirl942 (talk) 07:19, 24 November 2016 (UTC)
  • Requesting possible merge of freak folk into psychedelic folk per notability and the former seeming like a slight derivative of the second. Aleccat (talk) 03:12, 25 November 2016 (UTC)
  • Articles have been tagged and are awaiting consensus. --Lemongirl942 (talk) 05:02, 5 December 2016 (UTC)
  • Electricity should be merged into Electric power. Electricity is a colloquialism merger of the words electric-city. I propose electricity should be merged into electric power since both essentially mean the same thing but electric power is more clear. Brian Everlasting (talk) 15:16, 14 December 2016 (UTC)
  • Recommend merge of Bivouac sack and into Bivouac shelter. The subject is the same; a sack may be a shelter. The shelter may be a sack... Recommend that a single article contain all the relevant information under Bivouac Shelter. LordHarris 22:54, 13 December 2016 (UTC)
>>>Discussion HERE<<<
  • Recommend merge of Monkey bike with Honda Z series as the two articles cover essentially the same subject but with slightly different content that would create a single, more comprehensive article. Stub Mandrel (talk) 21:23, 15 December 2016 (UTC)
>>>Discussion HERE<<<
  • Articles have been tagged and are awaiting consensus. --219.79.226.134 (talk) 07:19, 17 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Articles tagged and awaiting discussion. -- 65.94.168.229 (talk) 05:34, 27 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Merge The Beverly Hills into Tai Po. "The Beverly Hills" is stub-class and has not been updated in over a year, leading me to wonder whether the subject can support an article on its own. "Tai Po" is the most logical place to put the information in "The Beverly Hills" if that article is not to be deleted. Rob Kelk 20:34, 29 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Articles tagged and awaiting discussion. -- Rob Kelk 20:39, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

Merge Black rage (law) Black rage defense into 1993 Long Island Rail Road shooting. That article is pretty short and can fit into the shooting article. That term was only used for that one case anyway. 1 February 2017 (UTC)

>>>Discussion HERE<<<

Merge Run-on sentence into Sentence clause structure. Most of the content in the former article is excessive and violates WP:NOTGUIDE. Whatever little content it really needs can fit into the latter article. 1 February 2017 (UTC)

>>>Discussion HERE<<<
  • Feb 2016 request/suggestion banners but not found listed here so doing now: Feb 2016 banner "suggesting" merge of Video hosting service with Online video platform. Added opening discussion/talk to both articles (duplicate text). My comment is to NOT merge. Pending input from others. Regards, Suemactal (talk) 13:02, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

Merge In December 2016 two different merger proposals arose at Invasion of Normandy. Ensuing discussion has resulted in open suggestions of merging:

  • (A) into (B),
  • (C) into (A),  Done and
  • (A) redirected to (D)

Where: A=Invasion of Normandy, B=Operation Overlord, C= List of Battle of Normandy leaders and D=Normandy landings. Please help discuss here. RM2KX (talk) 16:52, 11 April 2017 (UTC)

Proposal that McLaughlin Motor Car Showroom be merged into Burano (building) is controversial as the creator of the McLaughlin Motor Car Showroom article strongly objects. Although the talk page of the appropriate Wikiproject was notified, this may require a third party to determine consensus. Discussion is at Talk:McLaughlin Motor Car Showroom#Merger proposal. Jack N. Stock (talk) 05:39, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

Merge DMA Design into Rockstar North. Since they are the same company (including being the same legal entity), they share the same history. The latter article already includes about all of the information from the prior, just in a different writing style, so it makes no sense to keep both. The DMA Design article should be redirected, and the lede and infobox of Rockstar North be adapted to DMA Design's. Lordtobi () 17:42, 12 February 2017 (UTC)

>>>Discussion HERE<<<

Answered requests

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

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Merge List of 21st-century Canadian tornadoes and tornado outbreaks into List of Canadian tornadoes and tornado outbreaks. This used to be all one article, and it was better to reference when it was contained to one page. Suckerpunch (talk) 15:33, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

  • Not done Split originally occurred to keep the original article size from getting too large; a merge would create an article of 250,000 bytes, which will surely continue to grow bigger as time goes on. Article(s) may have to evolve into a series broken down by decades.02:25, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

Merge List of places with numeric names into Wikipedia:Unusual place names. The latter article already has a section on numeric place names. 1618033goldenc0ntr1b5 22:14, 18 February 2017 (UTC)

Merge Marty McKenna, Chloe Ferry, and Aaron Chalmers (TV personality) into Geordie Shore or List of Geordie Shore cast members. All new pages were made today, but the cast aren't yet noteworthy for their own articles - they don't seem necessary. ThisIsDanny (talk) 20:50, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

>>>Discussion HERE<<<
  • Not done Withdrawn by proposer, consensus agains merging. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 17:00, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

Merge Leuthen Chorale (and redirect) into Now Thank We All Our God - it's the same hymn (see, for example of how it should be done, the german wikipedia) - the first page really should be nothing more than a section of the second one. 69.165.196.103 (talk) 01:28, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

 Done GenQuest "Talk to Me" 17:00, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
 Done GenQuest "Talk to Me" 17:48, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

Merge African Liberation Day into Africa Day MassiveEartha (talk) 02:18, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

 Done GenQuest "Talk to Me" 17:48, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Articles have been tagged and awaiting consensus. Richard3120 (talk) 00:30, 7 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Merge Jules Léotard to Leotard, given the article's shortness and his only real claim to fame was inventing the garment, he does not really need a separate article.
  • Articles have been tagged and awaiting consensus. Richard3120 (talk) 00:30, 7 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Not done Only comment is opposed to the merge. Maybe later. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 09:18, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Merge Jack and Jill bathroom to bathroom. They are about the same thing. The only real difference is that one is about a bathroom with two doors and the other is about a normal bathroom. 1 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Articles have been tagged and awaiting consensus. Richard3120 (talk) 23:53, 6 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Merge Kurdish recognition of the Armenian genocide into the Kurdish position section of the Armenian Genocide recognition article. This subject area is generally controversial due to competing nationalist narratives, but I don't see that there's a case for a standalone article specific to Kurdish recognition. And I'm hoping that all interested parties can agree that we can cover this sub-topic better within the overall recognition article. Rupert Clayton (talk) 00:44, 28 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Articles have been tagged and awaiting consensus. Richard3120 (talk) 23:53, 6 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Not done formats wouldn't allow a good mix of the two articles contents. The former article seems sourced now and can stand alone. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 03:22, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Article(s) tagged and are awaiting discussion. Richard3120 (talk) 23:53, 6 July 2016 (UTC)
  •  Done Done by simple redirect of non-sourced article. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 00:49, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
Not done Pontin article has been considerably expanded with additional content; small consensus stated is also not to merge. 00:49, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Merge Media in Canada Media of Canada and Media ownership in Canada. I placed the necessary template at the top of both articles a month ago, as well as started a discussion section on the talk page for the destination article. I checked back at the discussion section just now & there has been no objection. I'm not really sure how to merge the article, so I'm asking for an editor with merging experience to do it for me. Thanks a bunch. >>>Discussion<<<. 76.235.248.47 (talk) 07:56, 19 February 2016 (UTC)
There is no objection stated to merging. Bold Merge can proceed by interested editor. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 17:46, 19 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Proposing that Ararat, Ballarat pages be merged and add a section for Maryborough. I can add and organise the content, templates and redirects, but does it need a history merge as well? Anothersignalman (talk) 22:49, 31 January 2017 (UTC)
  •  Done the merger part of this request has been completed, other content add request should be performed by an interested and knowledgeable party. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 15:53, 21 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Not done; That's not how it's done; you need to introduce new material/content into the existing article. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 15:53, 21 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Merge Microsoft Surface phone into Microsoft Surface. I created the Microsoft Surface phone article but since its being debated for deletion, some have proposed for it to be merged into the main Microsoft Surface article and I agree with them since although Microsoft had a recent hardware announcement they still have not yet announced the upcoming or so called surface phone. The Surface phone has had many references but not enough for the Surface phone to have its own article. Once the Phone has been announced officially by Microsoft I'll support the article to be recreated but for now I suspect the best course of action is to merge both articles together. Regards, Stewart Little (talk) 11:32, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Articles have been tagged – current consensus is to merge. Richard3120 (talk) 23:53, 6 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Articles have been tagged by interested editor and are awaiting consensus. Richard3120 (talk) 17:17, 2 November 2016 (UTC)
  • Merge Neto 1 into NETO1 as both articles appear to be the same topic and "NETO1" is a more thorough discourse of the topic.Zcarstvnz (talk) 01:16, 19 November 2016 (UTC)
  • Articles have been tagged and are awaiting consensus. --Lemongirl942 (talk) 04:49, 5 December 2016 (UTC)
  • Laura Youngblood should be merged into Cindy Sheehan. She is really only known for her rivalry with Sheehan and has not done anything substantial of that. We really do not need all the stuff about her late husband and the rest of the article can be added to a new section in Sheehan's article about their rivalry.— Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.3.78.50 (talk) 01:11, 3 December 2016
  • Articles have been tagged and are awaiting consensus. --219.79.226.134 (talk) 07:19, 17 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Articles have been tagged and are awaiting consensus. --219.79.226.134 (talk) 07:19, 17 January 2017 (UTC)
 Done Wolfdog (talk) 18:42, 11 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Article(s) tagged by interested editor and undergoing discussion. Richard3120 (talk) 20:15, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
 Done: This merger wascompleted (not by me), User:Dl2000 (talk) 22:48, 6 May 2017 (UTC)
Not done: Discussion closed early by nominator after leaning 'no' and both articles were expanded and improved. RM2KX (talk) 12:14, 1 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Articles have been tagged and are awaiting consensus. --219.79.226.134 (talk) 07:19, 17 January 2017 (UTC)
 Done: This merge was completed (not by me), Otr500 (talk) 06:37, 5 February 2017 (UTC)
 Done by uninvolved editor, articles had been tagged for merger without objection since June, 2016. Jack N. Stock (talk) 05:08, 25 February 2017 (UTC)


Archives

Note: Starting with new proposals received in January 2016, the proposal is filed by month when finally answered.

2017 Archives
Requests answered in February 2017


Requests answered in January 2017
  • Recommend merge of the article Zoning district into the article Zoning as it relays some of the same or similar information and would be more appropriate as a subsection in the same article. Terminology is also not standard to 'zoning district' some areas use just 'zone', 'zoning' or 'zoned'. Randomeditor1000 (talk) 20:27, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
 Done by others MichaelIvan 08:34, 30 January 2017 (UTC)
 Done by others MichaelIvan 08:34, 30 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Recommending merge of Franz Neuens and François Neuens, the german and the french name of the same person, but two article – I will make a redirect, but because I'm not sure, I write it here too (I'm a user from the german WP) --Trollflöjten (talk) 21:00, 13 November 2016 (UTC)
 Done by others MichaelIvan 08:31, 30 January 2017 (UTC)
 Done MichaelIvan 08:25, 30 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Recommending merge of King-men with Pahoran, as there is significant overlap and multiple individual articles gives undue weight. I have placed merge banner templates and talk sections on both pages. Deaddebate (talk) 18:22, 13 November 2016 (UTC)
 Done by others. MichaelIvan 08:27, 30 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Recommending merge/redirect of Republic_of_China_(1912–49) with Taiwan, since the history started in the Mainland before retreating the Taiwan in 1949. The articles China and Taiwan are too confusing because both countries control one China. Wrestlingring (talk) 04:57, 11 December 2016 (UTC)
    • Absolute oppose This would be a highly contentious merge and serious minority POV. Timrollpickering 12:06, 11 December 2016 (UTC)
Not done Has been discussed in merger discussion that was opened at the same time as the present request at Talk:Republic of China (1912–49). Discussion closed with clear outcome against merger. --T*U (talk) 16:53, 2 January 2017 (UTC)


2016 Archives

See Archive 2016

2015 Archives

See Archive 2015

2014 Archives

See Archive 2014

2013 Archives

See Archive 2013

2012 Archives

See Archive 2012

All articles tagged for merging

See also

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