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'''A "merge" flag used to suggest [[Wikipedia:Help:Merging|merging]] of two articles.'''
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signal = [[Image:Tango-two-arrows.png]]|
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====Usage====
heading = This article is a candidate for merging.|
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message = It has been suggested that this page or section be [[Wikipedia:Merging and moving pages|merged]] with ''[[:{{NAMESPACE}}:{{{1}}}|{{{1}}}]]''. ([[{{{2|:{{NAMESPACE}} talk:{{PAGENAMEE}}}}}|Discuss]]) }}
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This template should be added at the beginning of articles that duplicate effort or otherwise overlap with an existing article's scope. Ensure to rationalize the proposed merge with the second argument and possibly also on the flagged article's discussion page.
<includeonly>[[Category:Articles For Merge|{{PAGENAME}}]]</includeonly>
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<nowiki>{{Merge|Article to merge with|reason}}</nowiki>
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You can override the default discussion page with a third optional argument
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<nowiki>{{Merge|Article to merge with|reason|Talk:Article to be merged#Merge discussion}}</nowiki>
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You can point to a specific section in the default talk page with the named {{ic|section}} parameter:
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<nowiki>{{Merge|Article to merge with|reason|section}}</nowiki>
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Flagged pages can be found in [[Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:Merge]]. Users are encouraged to participate in merger discussions or simply complete the merge (if sensible). The {{ic|<nowiki>{{Merge}}</nowiki>}} flag should be removed after the merge is completed or the proposal is rejected.
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====Example==== <!-- Unlike most other template examples, this one is not called directly so as not to categorize the page as disputed; please update the example if updating the code
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Note that the talk page is linked throgh an external link: this is to avoid polluting Special:WantedPages when the talk page doesn't exist -->
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<nowiki>{{Merge|</nowiki>{{FULLPAGENAME}}<nowiki>|This is just a demonstration template.}}</nowiki>
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|id              = merge
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|signal         = [[Image:Tango-two-arrows.png]]
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|heading         = This article or section is a candidate for merging with [[{{FULLPAGENAME}}]].
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|message         = '''Notes:''' This is just a demonstration template. ([{{fullurl:{{TALKPAGENAME}}}} Discuss])}}</noinclude><includeonly>{{Message_box
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|id              = merge
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|signal          = [[Image:Tango-two-arrows.png]]
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|heading        = This article or section is a candidate for merging with [[{{{1|<span style="color:red;">specify the target title with the first argument</span>}}}]].
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|message        = '''Notes:''' {{{reason|{{{2|{{Unexplained Status Template|second|more detailed indications}}}}}}}} ([{{fullurl:{{{talk|{{{3|{{TALKPAGENAME}}#{{{section|}}}}}}}}}}} Discuss])}}</includeonly>

Revision as of 14:09, 4 June 2013

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A "merge" flag used to suggest merging of two articles.

Usage

This template should be added at the beginning of articles that duplicate effort or otherwise overlap with an existing article's scope. Ensure to rationalize the proposed merge with the second argument and possibly also on the flagged article's discussion page.

{{Merge|Article to merge with|reason}}

You can override the default discussion page with a third optional argument

{{Merge|Article to merge with|reason|Talk:Article to be merged#Merge discussion}}

You can point to a specific section in the default talk page with the named section parameter:

{{Merge|Article to merge with|reason|section}}

Flagged pages can be found in Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:Merge. Users are encouraged to participate in merger discussions or simply complete the merge (if sensible). The {{Merge}} flag should be removed after the merge is completed or the proposal is rejected.

Example

{{Merge|Template:Merge|This is just a demonstration template.}}

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