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How to merge two articles[edit]

Swept in from pub:

I want to merge two articles. How is this done? I doubt that there will be any objection, as I am so far the only person to edit either, and having nearly completed them I see that they would be better as a single article. What is the procedure? I have looked for this information without success. Cheers, Pbsouthwood 07:52, 29 August 2009 (EDT)

There's no programmatic way to do it. Just copy text from the source article and paste it into the destination article, then redirect the source to the destination. Make sure your edit summaries indicate that it's a merge and link to the other article involved (e.g., "Merging text from [[Foo]]"). LtPowers 11:14, 29 August 2009 (EDT)

Thanks, will do. Perhaps you would take a look after it is done to see if I have done all the required things. Cheers, Pbsouthwood 06:12, 31 August 2009 (EDT)

Along this same line: I'm new around here, and was going to check before I made such a drastic change. I grew up in Texarkana, TX, and went looking at the page for nostalgia's sake. The residents of Texarkana, TX and Texarkana, AR, pretty much consider the two cities as one, with two not-so-distinct sides. The wikis for the two cities at the moment are listed in two districts. Would combining the pages into one be acceptable, and would navigation be an issue for users navigating hierarchically from the main page down through the regions and states to the cities? heyuka 2101, 6 Sep 09 (PDT)

Welcome. If that is the division that would feel natural to the traveller, there is no problem with a destination article that straddles two regions. There are a few like that already, see Albury-Wodonga, for an example. We have redirects at our disposal should we need to simplify the process for someone navigating the regional hierarchy. --inas 00:14, 7 September 2009 (EDT)
Thank you. That seems like a perfect example.