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On this WikiProject Stub sorting subpage, you can propose new stub types (please read the procedures beforehand!), as well as the reorganization and subdivision of existing stub types. You can also discuss anything else related to stubs on the talk page.

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Proposing new stub types – procedure[edit]

Important: If you wish to propose the creation of a stub ARTICLE you've come to the wrong place. If you don't have a username yourself, please go to WP:AFC for proposing a new article. If you already have a username, you can create the article yourself. If you don't know how, add {{Helpme}} to your user talk page to request help from other editors. This page only deals with stub TEMPLATES and CATEGORIES; we cannot help you with creating articles.

Proposing new stub types
If you wish to propose a new stub category and template, please follow these procedures:
  1. Check the List of stub types or under Category:Stub categories to make sure that your proposed new stub does not already exist.
  2. List it at the top of the current month's section, under a header, like the ones shown (if any). Sign it with a datestamp (~~~~).
    • Please bear in mind that a stub category isn't about the importance or notability of the topic!
  3. Find a good number[1] of stub articles, as many as you can, that will fit that template. You may use this tool to scan through categories; tagged stubs are always in Category:All stub articles and transclude {{asbox}}. Each of these articles can be:
    • currently marked with {{stub}};
    • currently marked with another type of stub tag (in which case you should justify why your tag is better for the article than the current one);
    • a stub whose categorisation is highly ambiguous or questionable;
    • not marked as a stub.
  4. If you use any category scan (from the tool mentioned above or from any other), please link to it so that other users can confirm that the results are still accurate.
  5. Others may do the same, if they so desire.
  6. 5 days after listing it here, if there is general approval or no objection, go ahead and create the new category and/or template following the format on Wikipedia:Stub. List the new stub type on the stub types list in an appropriate section. If consensus is not clear, or discussion is still ongoing, the proposal will remain open until consensus can be reached.
  7. If you wish to propose a stub type which does not currently have 60 articles that could use it, you may propose an upmerged template in a similar way. An upmerged template would feed into currently existing stub categories until such time that there are enough stubs for a separate stub category. At that point a category for it may be separately proposed. Some times, it may be difficult to be sure how many stubs would get a tag - in which case you can also start with an upmerged stub tag until you're sure there are enough.

DO NOT place a proposal here for any stub type which has already been created and is being discussed at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion. The proposal page is only for stub types that have not yet been created, and it is better to keep any discussion of such stub types in one place rather than splitting it between different pages. Wikipedia:Categories for discussion is the correct page for proposals to delete a stub type.

^ . Good number means about 60 articles or more, or 30 or more if it is the primary stub type of a WikiProject, though this figure may vary from case to case.

"Speedy creation"[edit]

A stub type may be proposed for "speedy creation" if it meets one of the following criteria:

  • S1 - the creation of a category for which an approved upmerged template already exists and is now in use on more than 60 articles.
  • S2 - the creation of an upmerged national-level template for a subject in which other such national-level templates currently exist (e.g., X-bio-stub, X-hist-stub, or X-geo-stub, where X is the name of an internationally widely recognised country) or other instances where a clearly established pattern of similar subtypes exists. The proposed topic may not be controversial in scope. Many templates qualifying for S2 are listed at Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/To do/To create.

List speedy creation proposals in the same proposal listings as normal stub proposals below.

Proposals, August 2018[edit]

Please check how many articles qualify for a stub type before proposing it.

NEW PROPOSALS[edit]

Subdividing Acrididae stubs[edit]

This category currently holds 567 stubs about grasshoppers. Here is a sandbox permalink to see them organized by subfamily. As you can see, all but 68 belong to three subfamilies: Melanoplinae, Oedipodinae, and Gomphocerinae, each of which accounts for at least 100 stubs. Within the Melanoplinae, a single genus, Melanoplus, accounts for 109, leaving 115 in other genera. In the other subfamilies, there is no such dominance by a single genus, nor enough stubs to justify splitting at the tribe level. Thus, I propose:

I'll be happy to do the actual creation and tagging. -GTBacchus(talk) 13:56, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Support per nom. Her Pegship (speak) 19:13, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

Category:Ben County geography stubs[edit]

I suggest the creation of this new page since Iran has upgraded Ben District into a county. My evidence is at https://www.citypopulation.de/php/iran-chaharmahalvabakhtiari.php Catfurball (talk) 17:04, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

How many articles will require this proposed stub category? --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 18:48, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

In Ben County there is only 13 populated places that have been created by different editors. Catfurball (talk) 15:50, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

Category:Saman County geography stubs[edit]

I suggest the creation of this new page since Iran has upgraded Saman District into a county. My evidence is at https://www.citypopulation.de/php/iran-chaharmahalvabakhtiari.php Catfurball (talk) 17:04, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

How many articles will require this proposed stub category? --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 18:49, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
In Saman County there are 24 populated places that have been created by different editors. Catfurball (talk) 15:50, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
What 24 articles are those? Can they be found by one or more existing (non-stub) category? --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 18:23, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
Look at Category:Populated places in Saman County Catfurball (talk) 17:11, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
Petscan shows 24 hits. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 16:09, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

Another family of crickets[edit]

Category:Chardaval County geography stubs[edit]

I suggest the creation of the page Chardaval County geography stubs to replace the page Category:Shirvan and Chardaval geography stubs page. The country of Iran has broken up this county into two counties. Catfurball (talk) 22:34, 1 August 2018 (UTC)

Would you mind giving a source for the correct spelling? I see Shirvan/Sirvan and Cardoval/Cardovol all over WP. Her Pegship (speak) 01:19, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
I've done some hunting in various databases for news, official country information, and/or various spellings of these places, and I can't find any reference in the last 3 years of any geographic changes to this region. I don't read Persian, so maybe someone who does could have a look at the official Iran website and see if it says anything? Her Pegship (speak) 17:57, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
Thanks to Catfurball, I can confirm that the spelling should be Sirvan County (Shirvan County is apparently a separate entity) and Chardavol County, per this website. Checking stub counts now. Her Pegship (speak) 16:45, 7 August 2018 (UTC)
All 143 articles in Chardavol County are very stubby! Catfurball (talk) 17:27, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
What 143 articles are those? Can they be found by one or more existing (non-stub) category? --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 18:21, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
Look at Category:Populated places in Chardaval County. Catfurball (talk) 17:11, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
Petscan shows 142 hits. I think we can go with this one. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 16:13, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

Category:Sirvan County geography stubs[edit]

I suggest that a Sirvan County geography stubs page replace the page Category:Shirvan and Chardaval County geography stubs. This county has been broken by Iran. The new of Sirvan has 59 places. Catfurball (talk) 22:34, 1 August 2018 (UTC)

How many articles will require this proposed stub category? --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 18:50, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
In Sirvan County there are 58 populated places that been created by different editors. And by the way this county has already been checked out by Pegship, since this county and Chardavol County used to be one county. Catfurball (talk) 15:50, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
Are all 58 of those articles stubs? Thanks - Her Pegship (speak) 17:01, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
All 58 articles in Sirvan County are very stubby! Catfurball (talk) 17:27, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
What 58 articles are those? Can they be found by one or more existing (non-stub) category? --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 18:21, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
Look at Category:Populated places in Sirvan County. Catfurball (talk) 17:11, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
Petscan shows 59 hits. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 16:15, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

Proposals, July 2018[edit]

Gobiiformes[edit]

The 5th edition of Fishes of the World recognises the order Gobiiformes as separate from the Perciformes, I am updating the Gobiiform articles to reflect this and currently (if I remember) changing any stub tags to Category:Ray-finned fish stubs. In think a Category:Gobiiformes stubs would be useful. Quetzal1964 (talk) 07:18, 28 July 2018 (UTC)

Might could be useful indeed, I edited your post a little, I think you were asking for categories, but maybe you were suggesting a new upmerged template? Also, any estimate on how many Gobiiformes stubs there are? -Furicorn (talk) 17:00, 30 July 2018 (UTC)
There are over 2000 species of Gobiiformes and any stubs are one of ray-finned fish, Perciformes and Gobiidae. I have put Automated taxoboxes on a couple of hundred Gobiiformes articles in the last week or two. Quetzal1964 (talk) 17:22, 30 July 2018 (UTC)
Support creation of Category:Gobiiformes stubs and Template:Gobiiformes-stubs as direct subcat of Category:Ray-finned fish stubs. There are 629 articles in both Category:Gobiiformes and Category:Ray-finned fish stubs. -Furicorn (talk) 17:30, 30 July 2018 (UTC)
Minor correction: I think the template should be {{gobiiformes-stub}}...? Her Pegship (speak) 21:30, 1 August 2018 (UTC)

Orthoptera, phase II[edit]

Regional Sub Categories for Missouri Registered Historic Place stubs[edit]

Subcats of Othoptera stubs[edit]

Flanders stubs[edit]

Must Overcome Tedium to Handle Stub-sort (M.O.T.H.S)[edit]

The moths go ever on and on[edit]

Proposals, June 2018[edit]

The never-ending moth story[edit]

Ever more moths[edit]

Moths yet again: Proposal for a (upmerged?) template & a template+category (EDIT: &2 more temp+cats)[edit]

Speedy creation (S1) of category for upmerged template Scythrididae-stub transcluded on 450+ pages[edit]

Iranian radio station stubs[edit]

American football wide receiver, 1990s birth stubs[edit]

Proposals, May 2018[edit]

Perfumers[edit]

Australian people stubs[edit]

Propose stub subcategory "Pyrausta (moth)" within stub category Pyraustinae[edit]

Stub template/category page for Odostomia, under Pyramidellidae[edit]

Proposals, April 2018[edit]

Start dividing {{Mountain-stub}} and its continent equivalents into countries as well[edit]

This is not exactly the request for a single stub, but rather multiple stubs. The reason for this is with only diving mountain stubs into continents, there are many more intricate stubs that are sub-cats of the geo-stub: countries, states, and even cities. If we could divide the mountains stubs into at least countries to start off with, that would allow for the "system" of mountain stubs to have many more pages, and therefore be a lot more productive (remember, my original request was at state level). I am by no means saying we should divide it into all of the continents in the world right away - I would probably start with some of the South America country categories that have a lot of pages in them.--SkyGazer 512 talk / contributions / subpages 13:50, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

  • The following are not countries, but they are rather subdivisions of Antarctica. I decided the list them here because they had a crazy yield when I used PetScan:
    • How does that sound, Pegship (I'm pinging you because you seem to be one of the few users who are very active in stub sorting)? It's been 5 days, so if you approve of this I'll go ahead and create these.--SkyGazer 512 talk / contributions / subpages 17:00, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
      • Sounds good to me. If no one else has a comment, I'd say proceed in good faith. Pegship (talk) 17:12, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Support, and I have a supplementary idea. @Pegship and SkyGazer 512: Why not subdivide by mountain ranges? — Mr. Guye (talk) (contribs)  21:24, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

French actress stub[edit]

Washington (state) geography stub sub-cats[edit]

Oberea stubs[edit]

Proposals, March 2018[edit]

North Dakota geography stubs[edit]

New York mountain and hill stubs[edit]

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa geography stubs sub-cats part deux[edit]

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa geography stubs sub-cats[edit]

Proposals, February 2018[edit]

Scottish nobility[edit]

Category:Georgia (U.S. state) people stubs / GeorgiaUS-bio-stub[edit]

Category:Göttingen district geography stubs‎[edit]

New Brunswick school stubs[edit]

Economic terminology stubs[edit]

Spilomelinae sub-cat[edit]

Proposals, January 2018[edit]

Please check how many articles qualify for a stub type before proposing it.

Category:Andalusia stubs / {{Andalusia-stub}}[edit]