Template:Split

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This template will add tagged articles to Category:Articles to be split.

Usage

When two or more distinct topics which share the same or similar title are being written about on the same page, a content split may be considered. Consideration must be given both to notability and to potential neutrality issues before proposing a split. If one or more of the topics is not notable it may be more appropriate to simply remove the material from Wikipedia than to create a new article.

Parameters

If no parameters are used in the template (i.e., {{Split}}), it will display as above.

date
To add the month and year the template was added to the article, add |date=September 2021. This will be added automatically at some point by a bot if you omit it.
unnamed parameters for article titles
To suggest an article name (or more than one), simply pipe them into the template (or number them |1=, |2=, etc.). For example, {{split|Article 1|date=September 2021}} produces:
Multiple: {{Split|Article 1|Article 2|Article 3|date=September 2021}} produces:
Up to 20 new names can be suggested.
discuss
To specify where the discussion about this split is taking place, use |discuss=, as in {{split|Article 1|date=September 2021|discuss=Talk:Article name#Talk page section}}, which produces:
section
To replace the word "article" (or "page", outside of mainspace), use |section=y to display "section", or use something more specific, as in {{split|Article 1|date=September 2021|section=list}}, which produces:

TemplateData

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TemplateData for Split

Use this template to suggest that an article be split into multiple articles.

Template parameters

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Month and yeardate

The month and year that the template was placed (in full). "{{subst:CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{subst:CURRENTYEAR}}" inserts the current month and year automatically.

Example
January 2013
Auto value
{{subst:CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{subst:CURRENTYEAR}}
Linesuggested
First new page title1

no description

Stringrequired
Second new page title2

no description

Stringsuggested
Third new page title3

no description

Stringoptional
Fourth new page title4

no description

Stringoptional
Fifth new page title5

no description

Stringoptional
Sixth new page title6

no description

Stringoptional
Seventh new page title7

no description

Stringoptional
Eighth new page title8

no description

Stringoptional
Ninth new page title9

no description

Stringoptional
Tenth new page title10

no description

Stringoptional
Eleventh new page title11

no description

Stringoptional
Twelfth new page title12

no description

Stringoptional
Thirteenth new page title13

no description

Stringoptional
Fourteenth new page title14

no description

Stringoptional
Fifteenth new page title15

no description

Stringoptional
Sixteenth new page title16

no description

Stringoptional
Seventeenth new page title17

no description

Stringoptional
Eighteenth new page title18

no description

Stringoptional
Nineteenth new page title19

no description

Stringoptional
Twentieth new page title20

no description

Stringoptional
Talk page discussiondiscuss

Talk page and section where the split discussion is taking place

Example
Talk:Microsoft#Split proposed
Page namesuggested
Reasonreason

Reason for suggesting the split

Example
some of the content is out of scope
Stringoptional
Suggest only portions be splitpart

Enter "y", "yes", "true", "on" or "1" here to suggest that only some portions of the article be split into multiple pages.

Example
y
Auto value
y
Lineoptional
Affected areasection

Text to replace the word "article", usually "section". Entering "y", "yes", "true", "on" or "1" will also insert the word "section".

Example
section
Auto value
section
Lineoptional
Make template smallsmall

Enter any text here to make the template box smaller. Entering "left" also makes the font smaller and the box aligned to the left.

Example
left
Auto value
left
Lineoptional


Splitting

See also