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 or unfocused; 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, stand-alone article, should be directed here. After familiarizing yourself with the splitting process, please make your requests for article splitting below.

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


Splits of CATEGORIES should not be proposed here. Please see Wikipedia:Categories for discussion.
Splits of TEMPLATES should not be proposed here. Please see Wikipedia:Templates for discussion.
MERGING of ARTICLES should not be proposed here. Please see Wikipedia:Proposed article mergers.

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, for instance, a merge request. 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.

Making a request[edit]

If you need assistance with proposing a split, list it below in "NEW REQUESTS" and someone will make sure it's properly listed. Note that this will not get the split completed on its own. After a split is listed properly, move it to the "Answered requests" or "Awaiting consensus" sections below as appropriate. Please list new requests at the bottom of the section. Use the edit summary and list at least a link to the original article. Please legitimize your request by signing each listing or comment by typing four tildes (~~~~). Unsigned requests can not be honored.

To request your split, copy the following template, paste it at the bottom of the NEW REQUESTS section, and fill in (replace) the article titles specific to your request, and give the reason why you think the page should be split. (NOTE: Often the original article name and one of the preferred new names are the same. However, at least one of the preferred new name(s) should appear red.) Indicate if your request will involve Page Moves, creating Disambiguation Page(s), or any other related work. Also, please indicate if you are willing to do the split if such a consensus is reached.

*'''Split''' [[Original article name]] into [[Split-article preferred new name 1]] and [[Split-article preferred new name 2]]. GIVE YOUR REASON FOR THE SPLIT HERE. If agreed, I ''{will} OR {cannot}'' do the split.   ~~~~

New requests[edit]


  • Split On Tat Estate and On Tai Estate into On Tat Estate and On Tai Estate. The reason is On Tat Estate, which is located at 3 On Chui Street and was completed in 2016, comprises 11 blocks with a total of 9,356 flats while On Tai Estate, which is located at 20 On Sau Road and was completed in 2017 and 2018, comprises 11 blocks with 8,561 units. ZohoOneFan88 (talk) 13:41, 3 September 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  • Split Apple Watch into Apple Watch and Apple Watch Ultra. With the announcement of the Apple Watch Ultra 2, it is clear that Apple sees the device as a seperate product line similar to the iPhone Pro series. The Ultra line of watches have a specific target market (hiking, trailing, & diving) and have enough distinct hardware and software features that set them apart from standard Apple Watch models even further than typical generational upgrades. TechnicalNewt (talk) 04:21, 13 September 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  • Split Shoulder Arthritis into Glenohumeral arthritis and Acromioclavicular arthritis. The shoulder comprises the sternoclavicular, acromioclavicular, glenohumeral, and scapulothoracic articulations. Each of these articulations should be considered separately as they have unique symptoms, epidemiology, and management. This split would involve the creation of separate acromioclavicular and glenohumeral osteoarthritis pages and the subsequent deletion of the Shoulder Arthritis page. If agreed, I {will} do the split. JThompson.Utexas (talk) 12:57, 18 September 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  • Split Xbox Game Studios into Microsoft Gaming. Xbox Game Studios, ZeniMax Media, Activision, Blizzard Entertainment, and King all report to the Microsoft Gaming division that covers the company's ventures in video game development, publishing, and distribution. If agreed, I will do the split. One-Winged Devil (talk) 17:50, 13 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  • Split Arena Football League into Arena Football League and Arena Football League (2024). The proposed 2024 relaunch of the Arena Football League has completely different leadership and management from the previous two incarnations of the AFL, with a different commissioner, hardly any original teams and personalities from the league on board, and completely different markets from what the original AFL would expand into (I doubt even in the original AFL's earliest days they would be willing to expand to Billings, Salina, Rapid City, Dodge City or Council Bluffs). As such, I believe the differences are distinct enough for the past league and the proposed future league to be separate articles, similar to how the various incarnations of the American Basketball Association and World Hockey Association are already treated. If agreed, I {will} do the split. Tom Danson (talk) 01:16, 26 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  • Split Recognition of same-sex unions in Japan into Recognition of same-sex unions in Japan and Registered partnerships in Japan or Partnership oaths in Japan. Partnership oath registries are growing in number across Japanese municipal and prefectural governments since 2015 in lieu of the Japanese government recognizing same-sex couples. I've participated in updating the main article for years, but the section on partnership registries has grown increasingly complex with a growing list of governments and mutual recognition agreements, not to mention the list on LGBT rights in Japan of governments allowing for the naming of children and in-laws of partners as family members on several registries. In addition, quite a few also allow for common-law opposite-sex couples to join said registries. If agreed, I will do the split, but I understand if a split is not agreed to at this time. RayneVanDunem (talk) 20:20, 4 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]

. If agreed, I {will} OR {cannot} do the split. (talk) 18:56, 27 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]

  • Split Steel and tin cans into Steel Cans and Tin Cans. This article is mostly used by people to either research tin cans or steel cans, and the way the information is presented in the article, it is very difficult to find information about tin cansVMDraper (talk) 17:02, 13 December 2023 (UTC). If agreed, I will do the split. VMDraper (talk) 17:02, 13 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  • Split Atmosphere of Earth into Atmosphere of Earth and Air. Air can be independent of Earth (e.g. if you were took air to the moon), but the atmosphere may not be. Air is just what the atmosphere is made out of. If agreed, I {will} do the split (but since I am bad a writing page intros I think somone else should do that).--2007GabrielT (talk) 16:05, 21 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  • (DISCUSS) SPLIT the K-Pop article into: K-Pop, K-Pop Dance, K-Pop Trainee System, K-Pop Fan Culture. The current main K-Pop article is too long. These topics warrant their own articles & I think in-depth analysis will be more productive in their own dedicated spaces. Their existing parts in the current K-Pop article would be reduced significantly and links to the dedicated pages would be made. This would simplify the K-Pop article whilst enabling greater documentatin of K-Pop culture on Wikipedia. If agreed, I will do this split. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Itzybella8 (talkcontribs) 01:54, 22 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Split Pejorative into Prejorative and Slur. A pejorative and a slur are distinct concepts, though related. A pejorative is any term used to express contempt or disapproval, while a slur is a specific type of pejorative that targets social groups with discriminatory intent. Slurs often involve stereotyping, typically insulting individuals or groups based on factors like ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, or cognitive ability. Although dictionaries like Oxford and Wiktionary recognize this distinction, it's important to acknowledge that the modern, collective understanding of these terms evolves, and not all resources like these may reflect current usage. It is imperative to furthermore consider, for example, how the term "slur" is commonly used to refer to specific terms such as the N-word, which is viewed not just as a simple "curse word" but as a discriminate with a history of racism -- a term that falls under the definition that I have presented. Other derogatory terms like the wikt:F-slur (note this euphemistic title, and how it differs from the "F-word") and the wikt:R-slur are akin to this due to their similar constitutions in society today. If agreed, I will do the split.
    Urro[talk][edits] ⋮ 02:47, 18 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • (DISCUSS) Split Influencer from Internet celebrity . The current Internet celebrity article is suppose to include internet celebrity, social media influencer, social media personality, internet personality, online personality, and influencer. I believe that social media influencer and influencer should be in one article while internet celebrity, social media personality, internet personality, and online personality should be in another. If agreed, I have already created User:TonyTheTiger/sandbox/Influencer for the split. TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 19:53, 4 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
P.S. I have no experience splitting articles and would think if a significant amount needs to be moved from the Internet celbirity to the new article that I have created, someone else should handle that.-TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 22:36, 4 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Split Ashley Gorley into Ashley Gorley and Tape Room Music. Although Ashley Gorley founded Tape Room Music, it is its entirely own company with 5 employees, a roster of 14 writers, and over 40 number ones. It is powerhouse independent music publishing company that should have its own page to distinguish between the two. If agreed, I cannot do the split, as I have never done one and do not know how to do it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Emmajedow (talkcontribs) 15:50, 11 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Awaiting consensus[edit]

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.


  • SPLIT Already took place, but has been (half-way) reverted: Emmanuel_Macron (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) into Presidency of Emmanuel Macron (until recently a redirect and a disambiguation page). Rationale: Article is almost 300K long; it takes forever to load. The natural break where the split ocuured—his presidency—cut the articles in half (still huge, but better than before). I conducted the split, but the split at the source article (Emmanuel Macron) was reverted. The split at The Presidency of Emmanuel Macron was not reverted. This resulted in a 150K wp:Content Fork that the person who reverted is fighting to maintain. Please weigh in on this issue. I will re-do the split if it is decided to proceed, but am walking away from the discussion for now as I have limited Wiki-time. Let me know if you need me. Thanks GenQuest "scribble" 04:28, 2 August 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Articles to be split[edit]

After discussion concludes, completed requests indicating SPLIT is to be carried out should be moved below (to the bottom of this list). Notate as {{Working}}



Archived and rejected split requests[edit]

When article discussion and split has been completed (if closed as proceed), notate and move the request to the TOP of the following ARCHIVED list. Articles that have been rejected for splitting should go here directly from the AWAITING CONSENSUS list. Please notate both types as {{Done}}, or {{Not done}}.

  • (DISCUSS) SPLIT ESPN 8: The Ocho (TV programming) should be split off from Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (film), as it is a programming segment on the real ESPN for real sporting events, and not a fictional segment from a fiction film. It is a programming event that has been happening for many years now. -- (talk) 23:02, 4 August 2023 (UTC)[reply]
    •  Done Acted on days after the request by writing an extensive new page from scratch. Discussion closed with consensus to split. Felix QW (talk) 13:53, 3 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]

sporeball (talk) 18:28, 11 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

  • Split NF (rapper) into NF (rapper) and NF discography. The artist has 6 studio albums, 2 EPs, a mixtape, and about 25 singles, the majority of which have charted on multiple major country music charts, and several have won music awards. Due to the extensive nature of the discography, it would help de-clutter the original article to split it. If agreed, I will do the split. See discussion at Talk:NF (rapper)#Proposed split. HungryHighway -- (talk) 03:46, 19 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]
    •  Working Consensus to split; assistance of the proposer and other editor in the discussion requested. Felix QW (talk) 10:13, 21 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  • Split Reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete into Reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (material) and 2023 United Kingdom reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete scandal. The article in question has grown from a stub about the material in question into being dominated by the recent political scandal regarding its historical use and lack of maintenance within the UK. As a result it feels like it's moving outside its original purpose of documenting the material and its basic factual properties and use to instead also containing current events of politically-charged information such as what a minister said or promised to do or didn't do etc. Therefore I believe it would be better that the content relating to the political scandal aspects be moved to a separate article. If agreed, I will attempt to do the split (haven't done one before but willing to try). Rambling Rambler (talk) 20:02, 6 September 2023 (UTC)[reply]
    •  Done, though slightly changed from splitting to separating and renaming. Rambling Rambler (talk) 14:29, 12 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Old archives[edit]

Split article requests: 2022 completion archives
  • Split (DISCUSS) Domingo into Domingo (name). The people section of this disambiguation page is rather large, so it is better to split it off into a separate name set index page. If agreed, I may be able to do the split, if someone creates a redirect at the target location first, page creation is a protected process, so I can't actually create a new page. I may be able to do it if I have not rotated off my IP address at that time so that I can be informed; if I have rotated, I may nolonger have this discussion linked to. As an IP user I may be reverted in any changes I make. See discussion at TALK: Domingo#Split off the people section to Domingo (name). -- (talk) 20:30, 3 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    •  Done 9 April 2022 (UTC)
Split article requests: 2019 to 2021 completion archives
 Not done Consensus is against a split. GenQuest "scribble" 19:55, 4 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  • Split Rui Borges (footballer) into Rui Borges (footballer, born 1973) and Rui Borges (footballer, born 1981). The current article is mixing up two players of the same name, one who has a Wikipedia article and one who doesn't. Here are profiles of both players from a Portuguese database: [8] [9] The footballer born 1973 who is the current subject of the article is not the same man who managed Mirandela and Academico Viseu and now manages Academica. This reference for when a man called Rui Borges became manager of Mirandela in 2017 said he was 35 and played for "Bragança, Trofense, Moreirense, Famalicão and Freamunde". This clearly identifies that Rui Borges as being the one born in 1981. (talk) 20:05, 22 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Moot Request withdrawn following standard copy editting. GenQuest "scribble" 19:43, 4 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
 Not done Minor, small article on defunct 2 season show does not qualify for would result in two perma-stubs. GenQuest "scribble" 19:07, 4 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
 Not done Request is unsigned and no discussion was started. GenQuest "scribble" 18:54, 4 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
 Done Not Done Consensus is against a split at this time; a BOLD split did take place, however, and remains. GenQuest "scribble" 18:48, 4 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@GenQuest: Already split in July - consensus was actually for keeping the article after the split: Talk:Black Lives Matter Plaza. P,TO 19104 (talk) (contribs) 18:51, 4 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
 Done by Move & Disambiguation by interested editor. GenQuest "scribble" 18:41, 4 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
 Not done Only comment after months is opposed to requested split. Pinging proposer, @TagaSanPedroAko: GenQuest "scribble" 18:22, 4 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
 Not done Stale proposal with no input after 10 months, Proposer, SMcCandlish may wish to go BOLD and do a split. Good luck. GenQuest "scribble" 18:16, 4 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
 Not done stale and stalled proposal getting little input. Try again down the road. GenQuest "scribble" 18:00, 4 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
 Not done Only weak opposition expressed; closed; may survive a BOLD split by proposer, SMcCandlish. GenQuest "scribble" 18:16, 4 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
 Done Consensus in favorite of split. Historyday01 (talk) 14:27, 27 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]
 Not done It was decided instead to move to Heterodox teachings (Chinese law) instead and re-focus the article. - - mathmitch7 (talk/contribs) 15:21, 3 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
 Working Update: United States v. Flynn is now in the mainspace. Relevant notices were posted (e.g., re: copying, and inviting editors from Michael Flynn, Emmet G. Sullivan and WikiProject Law) to contribute, and a notice has been posted to Michael Flynn re: the need to trim content there, as it wasn't possible to carry out a clean split from that page, given the organization of the content on that page and the desire to keep some info about the case there -- FactOrOpinion (talk) 14:30, 11 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
 Done GenQuest "scribble" 17:41, 4 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  • 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)[reply]
    Article is tagged and awaiting merger discussion. >>>Discussion Here<<<. Richard3120 (talk) 15:22, 1 February 2019 (UTC)[reply]
     Not done No desire to split. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 02:59, 20 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]
 Not done GenQuest "scribble" 15:50, 4 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
 Not done
  • Article is tagged and awaiting merger discussion. >>>Discussion Here<<<.  — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  18:52, 31 July 2018 (UTC)[reply]
    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)[reply]
    Request  Completed Withdrawn by proposer GenQuest "Talk to Me"
 Done. The history merge has been completed by Anthony Appleyard, and the split is finished. — Newslinger talk 17:29, 22 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  • 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)[reply]
     Done by interested party. Richard3120 (talk) 15:11, 1 February 2019 (UTC)[reply]

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