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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.


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, October 2018[edit]

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


Miscellaneous speedies[edit]

These templates have all achieved 60+ articles, thus I propose their categories:

Her Pegship (speak) 16:54, 10 October 2018 (UTC)
ETA: Also these:

Her Pegship (speak) 21:21, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

US election stubs subcategorization[edit]

As of October 2018, there are approximately 1600 stubs in Category:United States election stubs as well as 7 sub categories for stubs on a state-by-state basis. I propose the creation of multiple new categories to sort through these 1600 stubs:

As far as I can tell, almost all of the 1600 stubs would qualify for sorting into these new categories. --DannyS712 (talk) 03:09, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

  • Support creation of state templates, cats when needed. Once the dust settles from that sort, re-evaluate for possible federal types. Her Pegship (speak) 18:17, 9 October 2018 (UTC)
@Pegship: Would you suggest leaving all state-based federal election stubs (like the 2 mentioned above) in the general stub category, or sorting them into the individual states' new categories? --DannyS712 (talk) 20:46, 9 October 2018 (UTC)
Currently the stub categories named "(State) election stubs" contain stubs about every kind of election held in that state, including local, statewide, and federal. I suggest we continue to sort all U.S. election stubs into individual state election stub categories and then see which states need a further breakdown by federal election. Am I making any sense?? Her Pegship (speak) 21:20, 9 October 2018 (UTC)
@Pegship: Yeah, that makes sense. I would propose sorting them into states, and then perhaps later reevaluating whether they should be in general federal election categories instead of state level categories. But, that can be a discussion for later --DannyS712 (talk) 21:52, 9 October 2018 (UTC)
As I understand it, the only election that is truly federal is that for the President - and that ain't never gonna be no stub, no sirree. All other elections to a Federal body (the Senate, and the House) are restricted to the electorate of a single state or a subdivision thereof. So the first breakdown should be by state. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 13:54, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

Quantum computing stubs[edit]

As of October 2018, quantum information science is receiving a lot of attention. I've noticed and contributed to a lot of stub articles about it, and I think it would be beneficial to create the stub category since many topics don't clearly fall into either quantum mechanics stubs or computer science stubs. --Daviddwd (talk) 17:21, 4 October 2018 (UTC)

  • There are 162 articles in this category, and several sub-cats as well, but I'm not finding anything close to 60 articles that are tagged as stubs. (There are many which might qualify as stubs which are not tagged as such, but I am not even a lay person in this subject area, so sorting them is beyond me.) Can anyone else take a look at this cat/sub-cats and weigh in? Her Pegship (speak) 19:03, 4 October 2018 (UTC)

Proposals, September 2018[edit]

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

S1 for 3 counties subcats of Category:Southeast Missouri geography stubs[edit]

S1 Creation of Category:Jackson County, Missouri Registered Historic Place stubs[edit]

Film director stubs by nationality[edit]

Proposals, August 2018[edit]

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

Additional subdividing of College football stubs[edit]

Printmaker stubs[edit]

Subdividing Acrididae stubs[edit]

Category:Ben County geography stubs[edit]

Category:Saman County geography stubs[edit]

Another family of crickets[edit]

Category:Chardaval County geography stubs[edit]

Category:Sirvan County geography stubs[edit]

Proposals, July 2018[edit]


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]


Australian people stubs[edit]

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

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