Wikipedia:Proposed article mergers

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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.

When to propose a mergerEdit

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 mergerEdit

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 feedbackEdit

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 requestsEdit

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 not be honored.

New RequestsEdit

  • Merge Androtomy into the history section of the Dissection article. The Androtomy article simply consists of a dictionary definition of the word and a paragraph of information that is basically already covered on the dissection page. The Androtomy page even states it is simply a word for human dissection. Down time (talk) 15:40, 8 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Awaiting ConsensusEdit

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.


Answered RequestsEdit

After discussion concludes, completed requests should be moved below (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.


Merge Living torpedoes into Human Torpedo. This Merge was first proposed in 2013, and has always been supported by users. "Living torpedoes" focuses on an aspect of WWII Polish resistance, an instance of the wider phenomenon. (talk) 03:39, 2 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please don't re-open 10 year old merge requests. Form a new one with a current date. GenQuest "scribble" 18:40, 2 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Okay, I've updated the Human Torpedo talk page with a modern Proposal. Would you like me to reopen my request here, or leave it as is? (talk) 02:04, 3 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  Working Closed with consensus to merge; WikiProject Poland notified to help assist with the merger. Felix QW (talk) 11:19, 23 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  Done Redirected without merging content, as there is no unchallenged encyclopedic content on the source page. Felix QW (talk) 15:33, 8 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Current year archives
Requests answered in March 2023
The issue was not the fact that the merger was not properly implemented, but rather that there is an entire Category:Masters athletics world record progressions. Therefore it was felt that merging a single page into 800 metres world record progression did not make much sense. Felix QW (talk) 19:49, 29 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Felix QW: I didn't see this whole category, obviously it would make no sense to merge a single article. But there's still the same problem: a huge collection of hardly developable tiny articles that could be gathered into fewer larger articles – I do not say only one of course, but some merging could be made, for example all age and/or sex categories for each discipline in one article. (talk) 13:59, 31 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  Not done The problem is on a larger scale. (talk) 15:44, 31 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  Done by BOLD merger. GenQuest "scribble" 01:10, 20 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Requests answered in February 2023
Requests answered in January 2023
  • Merge Manchester City Region into Greater Manchester. They is no statutory body called Manchester City Region, the mayoral combined authority and local enterprise partnership are both named Greater Manchester which is the same name as the county. The LEP may have once been called the Manchester City Region LEP or a predecessor to the MCA, similar to South Yorkshire LEP, this is no longer the case. Leeds LEP and Liverpool LEP+MCA are the only ones I think continue to use the term city region in their names. — Preceding unsigned comment added by User:Chocolateediter (talkcontribs) 10:27, December 8, 2022 (UTC)
  • Merge The Legend of Zelda (TV series) into The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!. To explain to why, first I must describe the format of the show. The Super Mario Bros. Super Show consisted of 65 episodes. Each episode started and ended with a live-action Mario segment, split into two halves between which was an animated segment. For 52 episodes, this was an episode of The Super Mario Bros., and for the remaining 13 episodes it was an episode of The Legend of Zelda. It does not make sense to treat the latter segment as its own series when it was produced and broadcast as part of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show, especially not when the other segment is not treated as a separate series. This arbitary split has led to nonsense like The Super Mario Bros. Super Show being listed as having only 52 episodes, and having 13 of its live-action segments be listed on the Zelda page.--Eldomtom2 (talk) 19:40, 10 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

:::Note: Requested additional input from Wikipedia:WikiProject Football.
:::Note: Requested additional input from Wikipedia:WikiProject Peru.
:::Note: Requested additional input from Wikipedia:WikiProject Women's sport. GenQuest "scribble" 13:52, 16 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  Done GenQuest "scribble" 18:39, 18 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Y Merger complete.
into Sefer Reis These articles were merged into Sefer Reis for failing WP:GNG, but its creator unmerged them; another user remerged them, but again the creator unmerged them and insists other people should discuss it first, but not him. The content has been left in their targets, and in all of them except one only their creator wants to keep them separated. WP:REDUNDANT. Wareno (talk) 18:36, 8 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  Done GenQuest "scribble" 18:31, 18 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Y Merger complete.
    Y Merger complete. GenQuest "scribble" 07:43, 18 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Older archives

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

All articles tagged for mergingEdit

Additional articles to be merged listsEdit

See alsoEdit