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The talk pages for Merge, Merge from, and Merge to end up here on Template talk:Merge.

Merge with two or more parameters[edit]

I added the back-references, so one finds doubles just by browsing the categories - that where experts will find them..

on de:Wikipedia:Redundanz we merge by putting the same template in both categories

{{subst:"Merge"|Article 1|Article 2|Article 3|up to Article 8}}

and put that into all articles - maybe easier? there, we have a special articles to be merged discussion page, here we could just use the Article 1 discussion: so one could make a "preferred suggestion" - it would be compatible, as if only one parameter is given, all remains the same --W!B: 20:52, 11 March 2008 (UTC)


Template {{merge from}} categororizes into Category:Requested moves (date undefined) but the date cannot be defined and the category is not placed into Category:Requested moves (all). --ŠJů (talk) 16:06, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

Old bug report found on the now redirected Template talk:Merge from, copied here for info. –Be..anyone (talk) 02:54, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

The reason[edit]

The Parameter "reason" seem not to be appear!? -- Perhelion 19:25, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

✓ Done I fixed it. User: Perhelion12:58, 29 June 2014 (UTC)


The preview icon was Merge-short arrows 2.svg, removed as "fixed" (against Merge-arrows.svg. I mean this is a more personal opinion, because the Tango style is the prefered style on Commons. So you can vote here what do you think. User: Perhelion (Commons: = crap?) 23:12, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

because the Tango style is the prefered style on Commons – why do you think so? In my opinion, the Tango icons would make the template unnecessarily large, that's why I chose the 2D arrows, which are also in use in the English Wikipedia version of the template.    FDMS  4    15:59, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

DO NOT USE[edit]

This is broken and unusable as is wrt the discussion page for a template, e.g., an otherwise sound "merge" suggestion for {{circa}} links to Template_talk:Template:Other_date, and adding discuss=Template talk:Other date explicitly has no effect.

Update: {{merge from}} and {{merge to}} have the same problem. –Be..anyone (talk) 02:34, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

@Be..anyone: Fixed? I only tested in in en, and cannot write in any other languages. Maybe the obsolete translations should be removed until someone updates them?    FDMS  4    00:56, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done, made hu, es and sv use en.    FDMS  4    14:38, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
Oh. No, this can't work, because the template now works cross-namespace, while the default discuss link still prepends the current namespace to the full page title of the merger target or (even worse) origin. Working on it …    FDMS  4    01:15, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
The {{circa}} issue was solved by Jarekt (maybe, not checked) weeks ago while upgrading {{other date}}, that's the only example I knew. {{PD-USGov-NIH}} might be a bogey, it needs admin rights to remove it as done or obsolete. The unprotected {{Image template notice}} looks odd, also a red link Autocat as target, and an explicitly set discuss= working as it should. Just in case, I'm normally using en-GB, but for this example en and de are identical. Only a bogus target, presumably it should be {{Autocat}}. –Be..anyone (talk) 01:22, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, a namespace is now always required, I will add this to the documentation.    FDMS  4    01:40, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
This should finally solve the discussion link issues. Sorry for breaking this template!    FDMS  4    01:40, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
Nope :). (But this one wasn't my fault.)    FDMS  4    01:53, 19 February 2015 (UTC)