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This page serves as a place to request and discuss separations.


The following are the policies to the requests for separations process.

  • A. General
  • 1. This is an optional process; administrators can separate anything they believe is needed.
  • 2. If there is any controversy over separating a certain page, abstain from a separating war, do not separate the page, and bring the page in question to a separate discussion as outlined in this article.
  • 3. Anyone can nominate a page (article, category, etc.) they feel should be separated.
  • 4 Anyone can separate a page to as many pages as they desire.
  • 5. There cannot be more than 30 separations requests open at a given time. If there are already 30 requests at one time, do not create more or the requests made over the limit will be marked as invalid.
  • B. Process
  • 1. Fill out a form to create a separation discussion.
  • 2. Once the discussion is created, the nominator must explain why they feel the article should be separated.
  • a. If no explanation is given after twenty-four (24) hours, it will be closed as invalid.
  • 3. A discussion will occur, centered on that particular page.
  • 4. Neutral votes do not count in the final tally for consensus (70%)
  • C. Closing discussions
  • 1. Administrators and assistants can close separation discussions.
  • 2. Separation discussions generally last seven (7) days.
  • 3 If a discussion closes and the result is separation, the page can be redirected to another article if there is a useful redirect.
  • 4. Exceptions
  • i. If a separation discussion does not receive a consensus (70%) either way after two (2) weeks, the discussion can be closed as "no consensus" and the page is kept.
  • ii. The creator of a separation discussion may withdraw their discussion at their sole discretion.
  • D. Request Limits for Pages
    • 1. When a page has been voted to not be separated three consecutive times within three months or six consecutive times (without a bounded time for the requests be submitted it), the page will be exempt from being requested to be separated for six months.
    • 2. After the initial six month ban of requesting on a page, every request that results without a separation will result in another six-month exemption.
    • 3. A page can be exempt from any six-month exemption from separation requests if:
      • If any discussion of a page's separation that is currently exempt is found to have 3 or more sockpuppets, the six-month exemption will be lifted and an admin will create a new discussion as a redo.
      • If a proposal is passed that allows separation in a category containing pages for the purposes of housekeeping, the page can be separated without a discussion if the passed proposal is defined in conjunction with a valid reason.
    • 4. All pages currently exempt from separation requests will be put in a sub-page to be displayed and updated on the ESB:Requests for separation page. The starting date and ending date of their exemptions will also be listed.

Request form

  • 1. Replace PAGE with the title of the page you believe should be separated in the box below.
  • 2. Click "submit."
  • 3. When you submit, fill out the information on the resulting page, then save the page.
  • 4. Copy and paste the following under "requests" of this page, replacing "PAGE" with the title.
  • [[ESB:Requests for separation/PAGE]]


Pages exempt from requesting

Pages exempt from requests for separation


Page Ending Discussion Starting Date Ending Date
No current exemptions

Requests for separation

Requests for separation (edit)
Only 30 requests may be active at once. Any created past that limit will be closed.
Page Discussion Posted
No current requests


See archive here: ESB:Requests for separation/archive