Wikipedia:Proposed article splits

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This is the page to make requests for the splitting of an article into two or more separate articles.

This process is usually undertaken to keep articles from becoming too large (and consequently slow to load on some browsers); but may also occur when an element of an existing article gains substantial notoriety in its own right. In such a case, requests for splitting-off said content from an existing article into a newer, more focused article, should be directed here.

Please make your requests for article splitting below, after familiarizing yourself with splitting process|Guide to proposed splitting of article(s). We will also attempt to get more people to comment on proposals, however, if the split is contested or potentially controversial, it may be best to run the discussion through Requests for Comment or Articles for Creation instead.

§ All split comments and discussions should be directed to the "discussion" subsection of the Original Article's talk page, NOT here.§

Split requests[edit]

If you need assistance with proposing a split, list it below and someone will make sure it's properly listed. Note that this will not get the split completed, as there may be a backlog, and splits often require considerably more discussion than a merge request, for instance. To request a split, list the article below as well as requested target article title(s). Include a short descriptive reason why you think a split is in order. Please sign your request(s). Thank you.


Please list new requests at the bottom of this section. Use the Edit Summary and list at least a link to the article to be redirected. Please legitimize your request by signing each listing or comment by typing four tildes (~~~~). Unsigned requests may not be honored.

To request your split, copy the following template, paste at the bottom of the "NEW REQUESTS" section below, and fill-in (over-write) the article titles specific for your request:

'''*{{Split|~CurrentArticle (article to be Kept & Moved)~|~RequestedNewArticle (article title to be Created)~|date= m-y |discuss=~Talk:CurrentArticle~#Split}}''' ~~~


After the involved article is tagged for the split discussion, the request should be added at (or moved to) the bottom of this section. This section can also be used if a proposal needs further discussion due to age, disagreement, or lack of consensus.

Article is tagged and awaiting discussion. Trialpears (talk) 08:25, 1 May 2019 (UTC)


After discussion concludes, completed requests should be moved below (to the top of this list). Please mark as {{Done}}, {{Not done}}, or {{Working}} when consensus has been reached.



Split article requests: 2019 completion archives

*Split Stagg Field concerns two distinct topics - the old Stagg Field/Marshall Field (used by a Big 10 football team, the site of nuclear testing, and torn down in the 50s/60s) and the new Stagg Field (tiny complex built relatively recently). There should be two articles. --B (talk) 12:34, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

Not done No desire to split. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 02:59, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

*Split American Bucking Bull into American Bucking Bull, Inc. and American Bucking Bull cattle: There's a WP:COATRACK here, where an animal breed article's content is basically hidden inside an article on an organization. This is not how we do things. The breed article should be split out to American Bucking Bull cattle, with {{Infobox cattle breed}} and the normal sections for a breed article, like "Breed characteristics", "History", "Genetics", or whatever we'll have the sources for.  — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  18:52, 31 July 2018 (UTC)

  • Article is tagged and awaiting merger discussion. >>>Discussion Here<<<.  — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  18:52, 31 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose: This is a distinction without a difference. The Bucking Bull breed and its registry have no need for a split. If the corporation needs a separate article, that's a separate question, not a split discussion (Like American Quarter Horse and American Quarter Horse Association). As usual, the lead editor on these articles appears to not have been notified. Montanabw(talk) 16:35, 1 August 2018 (UTC) Whoops, sorry, moved this to the discussion page of the article. Montanabw(talk) 17:09, 1 August 2018 (UTC)
Request  Completed Withdrawn by proposer GenQuest "Talk to Me"

*Split Anderson shelter out of Air raid shelter. I think this a very well known topic in the UK and is worthy of its own article. Having a separate article would also encourage further expansion in future. See Talk:Air raid shelter#Anderson shelter BubbleEngineer (talk) 19:27, 27 August 2018 (UTC)

  • Comment: proposal appears to be withdrawn, and proposer no longer active on Wikipedia – waiting for confirmation of status of proposal. Richard3120 (talk) 15:22, 1 February 2019 (UTC)
    • Not done – proposal has stalled and proposing editor is no longer active on Wikipedia. Richard3120 (talk) 16:11, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

*Split Template:Survivor should be split into Template:Survivor and Template: Survivor (U.S. TV series). Currently the template includes both world-view and US-franchise templates which is a problem as the US navigation template is placed in non-US series pages which have no relevance to it. This merged style is unique to this template as other reality-show templates, such as Big Brother, have individual templates. --Gonnym (talk) 20:19, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

    •  Done by interested party. Richard3120 (talk) 15:11, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

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