Template:Split

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This file has been overwritten.

A user has requested that this overwritten file be split up.

More complex cases may be manually reported here.
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This documentation is transcluded from Template:Split/doc.

Guidelines

Don't ask for splits if the other file is a copyright violation, insufficiently licensed or of low quality.

The process is somewhat labor-intensive for administrators; it is best used when two entirely different images have been uploaded, with no overlap in the contents of the image description page for each image.

Cases in which this template should be avoided:

  • If somebody has accidentally overwritten a file revert it.
    • If reasonable inform user that has overwritten the file with a {{subst:Dont overwrite}}. Ask the user who overwrote the file to upload it under a different filename and then ask for that version to be deleted from the history.
    • Otherwise if possible upload the file under a different filename yourself stating the source of the file with a link to the version history from which you transferred it and ask for that version to be deleted from the history.
  • If somebody overwrote his own file notify him that he should have uploaded it under a different filename.
    • If applicable, upload the file under a different filename giving a link to the original file. Use the applicable templates for retouched pictures.
  • If the two files are continually reverted in an edit war—that is, the main difference between the files is in presentation, not subject—splitting them will be very difficult and complex. It's better to just pick one of the files and re-upload it under a new filename, because the page histories will generally be inseparable.

The template automatically sets the following categories: Category:Media requiring a split up

Usage

{{Split |1= }}

Template parameters

Parameter Description Default Status
1 empty optional

Additional information

The template is intended to be used in the following namespaces: the File namespace

The template is intended to be used by the following user groups: all users

Localization

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This template is localized through {{Autotranslate}}. The layout of the template can be found under Template:Split/layout.

To add your language to the list of languages supported by this template, please copy the code of Template:Split/en (or any other language version you prefer to translate) and replace the text strings in there (the form below can be used to create a translation, the English version is preloaded in the edit box). Please change the parameter lang from en (or whatever language you are translating) to the language code of your language.