Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Proposals

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On this WP:WSS 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

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"

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, February 2018

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


Category:Göttingen district geography stubs‎

In 2016 the former district of Osterode was merged into the existing district of Göttingen. Therefore the Category:Osterode district geography stubs has become obsolete. There is no Category:Göttingen district geography stubs yet, but there is an upmerged template {{Göttingen-geo-stub}} (linking to Category:Braunschweig region geography stubs). With 36 articles in Category:Osterode district geography stubs and about 50 80 articles transcluding {{Göttingen-geo-stub}}, Category:Göttingen district geography stubs would contain enough articles. Speedy S1. Markussep Talk 10:17, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

New Brunswick school stubs

{{NewBrunswick-school-stub}} tags 60 articles; speedy cat? ~Her Pegship~ 17:17, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

Economic terminology stubs

{{econ-term-stub}} now used on 89 articles; I propose Category:Economic terminology stubs. I proposed the cat previously and later withdrew the proposal, am now re-proposing more confidently. ~Her Pegship~ 23:32, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

Spilomelinae sub-cat

The stub category for Spilomelinae--a subfamily of butterflies--notes that the category is very large. I'd like to have a subcategory for the genus Syllepte within that category. As I see it, there will be roughly 195 items in that subcategory--more than in any subcategory that already exists under that category. I'm quite happy to populate such a subcategory; I've done many far bigger projects. Uporządnicki (talk) 21:07, 7 February 2018 (UTC)

Since I proposed this, I actually set up a subcategory for the genus itself, under the category for Spilomelinae (not the stub), and I'm a bit more than a third of the way through populating that category. Uporządnicki (talk) 18:02, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

Proposals, January 2018

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

Category:Andalusia stubs / {{Andalusia-stub}}

I created the category and template moments ago, before I remembered stub types are supposed to be proposed here first; mea culpa, and I'll gladly undo my edits (and delete the template and category) if others think it's not needed. The structure would be:

There are 1,800+ articles in Category:Andalusia (depth: 10) and Category:Stub-Class Spain articles, so I'm sure there will be more than 60 members once I've populated it (holding off currently pending others' feedback). -- Black Falcon (talk) 23:48, 21 January 2018 (UTC)

Proposals, December 2017

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

2010s classical album stubs

Category:Grand Est geography stubs and others

Category:Columbia, South Carolina stubs

Category:Providence, Rhode Island stubs

Proposals, November 2017

Category:Harrisburg, Pennsylvania stubs

Category:Oklahoma City stubs

Category:Columbus, Ohio stubs

Category:Engineering stubs

Proposals, October 2017

Category:Raleigh, North Carolina stubs

Category:American bodybuilding biography stubs

Split of oversized Category:Paralympics stubs

Missing sports templates

Category:Mauritanian sport stubs

Category:Grenadian sport stubs

Category:French Polynesian sport stubs

Category:Aruban sport stubs

New national people categories

Other sportspeople

African sportspeople

Category:Military unit and formation stubs split

Category:Juneau, Alaska stubs

Category:Catalan sport stubs

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