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, even if they are closely related, a content split may be considered, and a disambiguation page created to point readers to the separate pages. 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.

To suggest article names (or more than one), simply pipe them into the template. For example, {{split|Article 1|Article 2|Article 3}} produces:

Up to 20 new names can be suggested. If only suggesting one article name, use {{split2}}.

To indicate that only parts of the current article should be split (and therefore no disambiguation page is necessary), use part=yes. For example, to prose a split of an article into two articles, using {{split|Article 1|Article 2|part=yes}} produces:

To add the year and month the template was added to the article, use date=December 2014.

To specify where the discussion about this split is taking place, use discuss=Talk:Article name#Talk page section.

Examples

A full example, directing talk to a section of the Wikipedia talk page, uses the code

{{split|Article 1|Article 2|Article 3|part=yes|discuss=Talk:Wikipedia#Split|date=December 2014}}

which produces:


See also

Further information: Wikipedia:Splitting and Wikipedia:Merging

Splitting

See also