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This page serves as a place to request and discuss merges.


The following are the policies to the requests for merge process.

  • A. General
  • 1. This is an optional process; administrators can delete or merge anything they believe is unneeded.
  • 2. If there is any controversy over deleting or merging a certain page, abstain from a deletion war, do not delete the page, and bring the page in question to a deletion or merge discussion as outlined in this article.
  • 3. Anyone can nominate a page (article, template, category, image, video, etc.) they feel should be deleted or merged.
  • 4. There cannot be a combined total of more than twenty (20) deletion or merge requests open at a given time. If there are already twenty (20) requests at one time, do not create more or the requests made over the limit will be marked as invalid.
  • B. Process
  • 1. Fill out the form to create a deletion or merge discussion.
  • 2. Once the discussion is created, the nominator must explain why they feel the article should be deleted or merged.
  • a. If no explanation is given after twenty-four (24) hours, it will be closed as invalid.
  • 3. A discussion will occur, centered on that particular page.
  • 4. Neutral votes do not count in the final tally for consensus (70%)
  • 5. If an active deletion request exists on a page, it may not be requested for merge. Likewise, a page with an active merge discussion may not be requested for deletion. If this occurs, the later discussion created will be closed as invalid.
  • C. Closing discussions
  • 1. Only administrators can close deletion discussions. Administrators and assistants can archive merge requests.
  • 2. If a discussion closes and the result is deletion, the page can be redirected to another article if there is a useful redirect.
  • 3. Deletion and merge discussions generally last seven (7) days.
  • 4. Exceptions
  • i. If 90% or more of votes (including neutrals) are either merge or keep separate after four (4) days, the discussion can end with a result.
  • ii. If a discussion does not receive a consensus (70%) either way after two (2) weeks, the discussion can be closed as "no consensus" and the page is kept.
  • iii. If the page in question is a spam page, the discussion may be closed immediately, and the page will be deleted.
  • iv. A page cannot be nominated a second time (and so on) for deletion or merge less than one (1) month after a previous request on the same page has been archived.
  • v. The creator of a deletion or merge discussion may withdraw their discussion at their sole discretion.
  • D. Request Limits for Pages
    • 1. When a page has been voted to not be deleted or merged three consecutive times within three months or four (4) consecutive times (without a bounded time for the requests be submitted it), the page will be exempt from being requested to be deleted or merged for six (6) months.
    • 2. After the initial six month ban of requesting on a page, every request that results without a deletion or merge will result in another six month exemption.
    • 3. A page can be exempt from any six month exemption from deletion and merge requests if:
      • If any discussion of a page's deletion that is currently exempt is found to have three (3) or more sockpuppets. The six (6) month exemption will be lifted and an administrator will create a new discussion.
      • If a proposal is passed that allows deletion or merge in a category containing pages for the purposes of housekeeping, the page can be deleted or merged without a discussion if the passed proposal is defined in conjunction with a valid reason.
    • 4. All pages currently exempt from deletion and merge requests will be put in a sub-page to be displayed and updated on the ESB:Requests for deletion and ESB:Requests for merge pages. The starting date and ending date of their exemptions will also be listed.

Request form[]

  • 1. Replace PAGE with the title of the page you believe should be merged in the box below.
  • 2. Click "submit."
  • 3. When you submit, fill out the information on the resulting page, then save the page.
  • 4. Copy and paste the following under "requests" of this page, replacing "PAGE" with the title.
  • [[ESB:Requests for merge/PAGE]]
  • 5. Add the template {{Merge-request}} to the page nominated for merged.


Requests for merge[]

Requests for merge (edit)
Only a combined total of 20 deletion and merge requests may be active at once. Any created past that limit will be closed.
No current requests


See archive here: ESB:Requests for merge/archive