->''"It is good to have hair-splitters and lumpers."''
-->--'''[[http://books.google.com/books?id=gHYTAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA105 Charles Darwin]]'''

When faced with five subtly different things, would you rather see one page with a general description of all five, or five pages precisely describing one entry each? If the first, you're a Lumper. If the second, you're a Splitter.

For example: A Splitter is someone who thinks that this page should not exist. There should be separate pages for "Lumper" and "Splitter".

A lumper also wants to get rid of this page, but by merging it with a bunch of other pages to create a new page called "Common Wiki Wars".

The way {{Troper}}s handle this deep philosophical divide is for splitters to write finely-distinct entries and for lumpers to write overview entries that list the "splits". We call those lumper pieces "indexes" or {{Super Trope}}s, and each of the splits is a SubTrope.

TheOtherWiki would not appreciate this. We must never tell them. TheOtherWiki calls these "[[http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mergism mergist]]" and "[[http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Separatism separatist]]" Which, you will note, is a split.
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