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Template:Mergefrom

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It has been suggested that [[{{{1}}}]] be merged into this article or section.
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Goal

This template can be placed at the top of an article or section that another article or section is considered to be merged into.

Pages marked with this template will automatically be added to the category Articles to be merged. Categorisation can be suppressed with the nocat parameter.

Merging can be done if two articles are found to be similar enough that merging them would aid their maintenance. The merge is done by copying text from one article to another and keeping the first as a redirect page. Normally text from a shorter article is merged into a longer article or a section of it.

Usage

The template is placed at the top of the article to be merged into.

{{mergefrom|other article|discussion page |date=May 2019 |nocat=}}
other article
Name of the article to be merged into this article or section.
discussion page
Optional name of a discussion page with a section about the merge.
date
Optional date the merge was proposed in m YYYY format, for example May 2019.
nocat
Optionally suppresses automatic categorisation if true. Useful in examples.

If there is a need for a motivation or a discussion about the merge, do so on the page to be merged from, preferably as a new section named something like Merge to <other article> and link to the talk page and preferably also to that section with the second parameter.

Examples

{{mergefrom|Example}}
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It has been suggested that Example be merged into this article or section.


{{mergefrom|Example|Template talk:Merge#Merge with Example}}
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It has been suggested that Example be merged into this article or section. Discuss this merge.


{{mergefrom|Example|Template talk:Merge#Merge with Example |date=May 2019}}
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It has been suggested that Example be merged into this article or section. Discuss this merge. This has been proposed since May 2019.

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