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Merge Holy water with Baptism[edit]

Baptism is just the use of holy water, so it’s confusing to have two separate articles. Allgoodusernamesweretaken (talk) 04:27, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

I'd support a reverse merge, as Baptism is the shorter article. Andrew5 (talk) 14:27, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

Merge Cathy O'Brien with MKULTRA[edit]

€h33s3βurg3rF@€3 Spinning-Burger.gif (talkstalk) 21:10, 4 February 2018 (UTC)

Merge!—ClickerClock (talk) 10:52, 25 June 2018 (UTC)
Nope! O'Brien deserves her own article as premium-quality weirdness, going well beyond orthodox MKULTRA theories; the current article could do with expansion to actually explain and debunk her theories. MKULTRA is one of the classics and obviously shouldn't be merged anywhere else. --Annanoon (talk) 15:48, 10 December 2019 (UTC)
I disagree with you. Cathy's article is a stub. They could easily be merged, in fact. Andrew5 (talk) 22:53, 13 November 2021 (UTC)
O'Brien really is her brand of kook, but her Project Monarch conspiracy theory is kinda her only focus, and I'm not sure if there's much to debunk here given the sheer insanity of her claims (could be wrong). Maybe we could cover her other books on the Cathy O' Brien article, but at its current state, I think it makes sense to take the Cathy O' Brien stub and merge it into MKULTRA. DietMondrian (talk) 04:04, 12 December 2021 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I think there is consensus to merge, but I won't do so as I have voted. Andrew5 (talk) 02:38, 23 December 2021 (UTC)

Merge CBD with Cannabis[edit]

€h33s3βurg3rF@€3 Spinning-Burger.gif (talkstalk) 04:07, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

@CheeseburgerFace We actually have a subsection on it in the main Cannabis article. You think we can easily fit that CBD article into the already-large Cannabinoids subsection? --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario!(Mod) 03:08, 12 May 2018 (UTC)
Merge!—ClickerClock (talk) 10:52, 25 June 2018 (UTC)
CBD doesn't really fit in the Cannabis article. Each entry in the Cannabinoids section is arranged into a short claims and research findings bullet list. The CBD article doesn't compress well into the bullet list format. I vote goat on this. Cosmikdebris (talk) 00:36, 20 December 2018 (UTC)
Gotta support at least a redirect. Easy way to remove a stub, and article unlikely to be able to improve. Andrew5 (talk) 15:35, 11 November 2021 (UTC)

Waterboarding and Torture[edit]

The section "Does it work?" of the waterboarding article is more general info that belongs under torture. —Kazitor, pending 12:16, 25 May 2018 (UTC)

Merge!—ClickerClock (talk) 10:52, 25 June 2018 (UTC)
I'm kinda iffy about this one. Sure they are related, but I still can't see an easy merge. Andrew5 (talk) 22:50, 13 November 2021 (UTC)

Merge CANZUK with White Commonwealth[edit]

These are basically the same idea for the same 4 countries. Bongolian (talk) 00:14, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

Seconded. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 00:16, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
IMHO, it better to fork from it, as it is a version of the White Commonwealth, eg "see more: CANZUK". However, I wrote out a more substantive article and it is more information about it, there is quite a bit of stuff to put on. which I would put on in due course. As an academic once said, "It is old wine in new bottles". Euromec (talk) 04:11, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
I agree with Euromec, there is a lot of information on CANZUK. Perhaps some of the more benign information from its Wikipedia page could be copied over to the article here? Continuing on Euromec's analogy, old wine in new bottles is, to many, new wine. Dihydromonoxide (talk) 14:26, 19 January 2020 (UTC)
I'm fine with either suggestion. However, I don't think it should be kept. Neither page has a brainstar, merging would possibly improve quality. Andrew5 (talk) 23:41, 2 October 2021 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I think there is consensus to merge, but I won't do so as I have voted. Andrew5 (talk) 02:38, 23 December 2021 (UTC)

Police brutality and Draft:Race and police brutality in the United States[edit]

These articles are very similar. Kevs Ping! 06:40, 16 May 2021 (UTC)

one's still a draft, shouldn't merging be done post draft?Vorarchivist (talk) 16:02, 17 May 2021 (UTC)
Hi! Sorry that I'm pretty late to this. If I remember correctly, an article on racism and police brutality in the US was on the to-do list as an article to write, which is why I started a new draft. I'm still working and chugging along (though I'm having trouble functioning and getting things done), but if it still isn't sufficiently unique after more development, I don't mind merging. Quantumgeek333 (talk) 03:11, 30 June 2021 (UTC)
Strong oppose It's an acceptable context fork, and it's still a draft. it would bloat them. Andrew5 (talk) 19:28, 3 December 2021 (UTC)

Merge Abortion with Morality of abortion[edit]

𝗦𝗾𝗿𝘁-𝟭 talk stalk 03:39, 9 December 2021 (UTC)

Gonna have to oppose this one. Sure, they are related, but both are bronzes, and merging would probably make it unnecessarily bloated. Spinoffs are acceptable in certain cases, this I feel is one of them. Also, no rationale has been provided for the merger. Andrew5 (talk) 14:09, 9 December 2021 (UTC)
Agree, both seem fairly substantial on their own, so it's not like there's a dearth of content in either. DietMondrian (talk) 04:12, 12 December 2021 (UTC)
We don’t have two articles for vaccines and then morality of vaccination. Same for GMOs. These arguments should be on the main page so that they can be easily viewed by newcomers.𝗦𝗾𝗿𝘁-𝟭 talk stalk 04:45, 12 December 2021 (UTC)
Well, tbh, we probably should, but that's a different discussion. Both articles are substantial, bronze articles. We shouldn't be overbloating articles, which makes it harder to find information if people don't have long attention spans. Merging would be unnecessary. Andrew5 (talk) 12:47, 12 December 2021 (UTC)

Periodic table” and “List of elements in the periodic table[edit]

𝗦𝗾𝗿𝘁-𝟭 talk stalk 12:31, 16 December 2021 (UTC)

  • Support, because both articles need work, but can you please add links next time? This is annoying.Andrew5 (talk) 16:47, 18 December 2021 (UTC)

Merge Inedia into Fasting[edit]

Inedia is a stub, and Fasting#Inedia also has low content. Even if merged, it would not bloat the articles. As such I am proposing a merge. Andrew5 (talk) 20:29, 5 January 2022 (UTC)

Merge Catholic into Roman Catholic Church[edit]

Seems to be a stub that could possibly be already mentioned in the second article. TranslationForAll (talk) 21:23, 23 March 2022 (UTC)

Full support Catholic in it's current state should be deleted, but a redirect is obviously there and this needs to happen. Andrew5 (talk) 22:46, 22 April 2022 (UTC)
Actually, maybe a dismbag is better. Andrew5 (talk) 16:50, 8 May 2022 (UTC)

Merge Genetic drift, Gene flow and Allele into DNA[edit]

The first 3 are tiny stubs, better contained in this article.Andrew5 (talk) 16:48, 8 May 2022 (UTC)