Template:Merge to

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Which merge template should I use?[edit | edit source]

Do not place this tag on a Wikipedia WP:template or WP:category—instead see below for instructions.

  • To propose a merge of at least two articles together at an unspecified location, use {{Merge|OtherPage}}
  • To propose a merge of the contents of the tagged article into the specified article, use {{Merge to|OtherPage}}
  • To propose that the contents of the specified article should be merged into the tagged article, use {{Merge from|OtherPage}} – the opposite of {{Merge to}};
  • To suggest merging only some material from one article to another, use {{Move portions from|SourcePage}} and {{Move portions|TargetPage}}

When to use[edit | edit source]

These templates are used primarily to identify potential merges that would benefit from discussion. If for some reason it is obvious that a merge would be appropriate, then you may boldly merge the pages yourself without tagging and without discussion. Some editors also use these tags to mark pages that obviously require merging and in the hope that someone else will merge the pages, although this is not how these templates are intended to be used. Obvious cases should simply be merged rather than tagged and forgotten about.

After adding the merge template, you are expected to create a section on the talkpage of the appropriate article (see below for details) explaining your rationale for the merge proposal. If the rationale is so obvious that it requires no explanation, then you should consider boldly merging the pages yourself rather than setting up a discussion.

How to use[edit | edit source]

Simple example[edit | edit source]

Tagging a single page is simple:

Markup Renders as
{{Merge|OtherPage |date=October 2023 }}
{{Merge |OtherPage |{{subst:DATE}} }}
For templates please use the templates available at wikipedia:Project:Templates for discussion.

When you want to discuss a simple merge of one page into another, tag both of them: {{markup |

Markup Renders as
{{Merge to |FirstPage |date{{=}}October 2023 }}
{{Merge to |FirstPage |{{subst:DATE}} }}
For templates please use the templates available at Wikipedia:Templates for discussion.
Markup Renders as
{{Merge from |SecondPage |date{{=}}October 2023 }} or
{{Merge from |SecondPage |{{subst:DATE}} }}

This allows editors at both pages to see both the proposed source and target.

Other options[edit | edit source]

By default, the Discuss link on the template links to the top of the destination page's talk page. To specify which section, or to name a different talk page entirely, use the |discuss= parameter:

{{Merge to |OtherPage |discuss=Talk:OtherPage#Merge discussion |date=October 2023}}

To name multiple pages to be merged, simply separate them with a vertical pipe. You can add up to 20 articles to be merged:

{{Merge to |OtherPage1 |OtherPage2 |OtherPage3 |discuss=Talk:OtherPage#Merge discussion |date=October 2023}}

If you are placing the template in a section, you can use |section=yes to change the wording to reflect this:

{{Merge to |OtherPage |discuss=Talk:OtherPage#Merge discussion |date=October 2023 |section=yes}}
  • Do not link to the pages with square brackets.
    For example, write {{Merge|OtherArticle}}, not {{Merge|[[OtherArticle]]}}.
  • If you don't supply a date, a bot will add it later.
  • The date may not be shown in the box. Do not be concerned about this. It is used when grouping tagged pages together into categories by date.
  • These templates will add tagged articles to Category:Articles to be merged, while non-articles (files, templates, etc.) will be added to Category:Items to be merged.
  • For {{Merge}}, if you are specifying a merge of two or more pages in different namespaces, the template supports this via specification of the full page name, including the namespace prefix. |nspace= can take on namespace values, which fixes all params to the namespace specified.
  • Do not subst: these templates.

When to remove[edit | edit source]

There is no deadline for completing proposed merges. Pages that have been tagged for a long time (frequently more than one year) generally fall into these groups:

Discussion supported the proposed merge, but no one did it yet
Feel free to merge the pages yourself.
Discussion opposed merge, but nobody removed the tags
Feel free to remove the tags yourself.
No discussion found
Feel free to remove the tags if you believe the merge would be a poor choice, or to boldly merge the pages if you believe the merge would be appropriate. Or feel free to start a discussion if you are uncertain or feel it would be controversial.

Notes[edit | edit source]

TemplateData[edit | edit source]

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools; see the monthly parameter usage report for this template.

TemplateData for Merge to

This is a hatnote template which proposes to merge the page it is applied into one or more specified pages. Use 'merge from' to tag the target page(s).

Template parameters

Other page1

This is the page into which this article should be merged. Note: 19 additional pages to merge into can be added manually as optional parameters.

Page namerequired
Month and yeardate

The date on which the article was tagged (month year; e.g. August 2013)

Auto value

Discussion related to the merge proposal; typically on the talk page for the target (other) page.

Page nameoptional

If you are placing the template in a section, set this parameter to 'yes'.


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