Thursday, November 15, 2007

Merging Pages

Hey all.
As many, if not all, of us have discovered, there are some fairly bad wiki articles out there. There are many solutions, but I decided to focus my attention today on the MIDI Composition article. It was a short article that had a flag suggesting it be Merged into a larger article, Musical Instrument Digital Interface. Wikipedia has very strict protocol regarding this procedure, and after slogging through the various processes I discovered that it's really just there to keep things from disappearing without a trace. If you ever find yourself in a position to Merge an article, make sure that if there are others interested/invested in it that they know/approve by making a new topic on the discussion page. This will prevent other users from taking offense and simply undoing all your work. For Wikipedia's specific instructions on how to merge pages, go here. It's really not as difficult as it appears!

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