The current Merge Duplicates functions are very difficult to find, as they are hidden under ... menus. There should be some kind of alerts panel (I guess that is a separate idea) and I should receive an alert when the system finds duplicates and then be able to follow a link to merge those.

Also, when I multi-select records in the Contacts screen and it shows me the bulk edit panel, there should also be a button that allows me to merge the selected records (I realise this may be difficult if I'm selecting loads, but perhaps it could only show if I select 2, or maybe 3 records).