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=May 2020. 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=May 2020}} produces:
Multiple: {{Split|Article 1|Article 2|Article 3|date=May 2020}} 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=May 2020|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=May 2020|section=list}}, which produces:

Template data

Proposed split of an article into multiple separate Wikipedia articles.

Template parameters

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Talk page discussiondiscuss

Article talk page and section where split discussion is taking place

Example
Talk:Microsoft#Split proposed
Stringoptional
Section or listsection

Replaces the word "article" or "page" with "section" (y) or "list" (list)

Example
list
Stringsuggested
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
Month & yeardate

The month and year that this request was placed

Default
{{CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{CURRENTYEAR}}
Example
March 2017
Datesuggested
Smallsmall

Makes the notice smaller and left-aligned

Example
left
Unknownoptional


Splitting

See also