Is it possible to unify two proposals ?

As a consequence, the new unified proposal would be proposed by two people (instead of one), and all the statistics (followers, example questions, views...) should be added.

See here for a concrete example.


According to the link from JohnB there is some technical mechanism for it, so the literal answer to your question would be "yes".

But what would be the use of such merge? Anyone is free to join another proposal, so it's better to close one of them as duplicate. Another problem is when some user have asked 5 questions on both proposals. 5 of them need to be deleted, but which of them?

  • You're right, such merges generate some problems.. But in my opinion "close as duplicate" is too violent. A mechanism of merge is more correct. Frequently, two proposals are not duplicate but complementary, and it would be incorrect to promote one over another. – Sebastien Palcoux Jul 1 '13 at 8:35
  • OK, so where's the problem? Why can't you simply follow both? – Donaudampfschifffreizeitfahrt Jul 1 '13 at 10:22
  • I can follow both, but together, two proposals are more likely to succeed than separately. – Sebastien Palcoux Jul 1 '13 at 11:05

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