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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 – procedureEdit

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, November 2017Edit

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


Category:Oklahoma City stubsEdit

I propose creating Category:Oklahoma City stubs/{{OklahomaCity-stub}} - I have a list of 102 stubs for this category. עוד מישהו Od Mishehu 19:02, 7 November 2017 (UTC)

Support per nom. Her :Pegship 19:57, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

Category:Columbus, Ohio stubsEdit

I propose creating:

The full list can be seen at User:Od Mishehu/ColumbusOH. עוד מישהו Od Mishehu 04:07, 7 November 2017 (UTC)

Support as described by nom. Her :Pegship 19:57, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

Category:Engineering stubsEdit

I propose creating under:

Support upmerged template until threshold is reached. Happy hunting. Her :Pegship 18:57, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

Proposals, October 2017Edit

Category:Raleigh, North Carolina stubsEdit

Category:American bodybuilding biography stubsEdit

Split of oversized Category:Paralympics stubsEdit

Looking at splitting the Paralympics in a couple different ways. There may very well be enough individual competitors to allow for a biography category.

But it also looks likely, especially with the later years, that we could separate the various articles by the various Paralympic years. Requesting exploratory templates, with categories to follow where article counts allow:

Dawynn (talk) 15:06, 11 October 2017 (UTC)

Category:Olympics stubs subcats don't iclude the "summer" component for the summer Olympics; I think that the Paralympics stubs should follow the same rule until/unless the Olympics stub types are changed. עוד מישהו Od Mishehu 04:48, 13 October 2017 (UTC)
Actually, the Categories do, but the templates don't. I've amended the proposal. Dawynn (talk) 14:48, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

Please also note that each stub type is a child of the most local sport stub category existing - e.g Category:Catalan sport stubs for 1992 summer (Barcelona), Category:London sport stubs for 2012, Category:Utah sport stubs for 2002 winter (Salt Lake City), etc. עוד מישהו Od Mishehu 21:30, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

Missing sports templatesEdit

Propose building all of the following templates for potential future categories:

Dawynn (talk) 12:22, 11 October 2017 (UTC)

Category:Mauritanian sport stubsEdit

Category:Grenadian sport stubsEdit

Category:French Polynesian sport stubsEdit

Category:Aruban sport stubsEdit

New national people categoriesEdit

Other sportspeopleEdit

African sportspeopleEdit

Category:Military unit and formation stubs splitEdit

Category:Juneau, Alaska stubsEdit

Category:Catalan sport stubsEdit

Proposals, September 2017Edit

{{Fiordland-geo-stub}} and {{Fiordland-river-stub}}Edit

Though not strictly necessary yet, stub templates for Fiordland in New Zealand would be useful and worth partially splitting. There are (over two categories) some 210 stubs for the parent Category:Southland, New Zealand geography stubs, and at least 95 of them relate to Fiordland. I'm proposing templates and a Category:Fiordland geography stubs. There aren't *quite* enough for a separate Fiordland river stubs subcat, but it's close, so they'd double upload to Fiordland geo and Southland river cats. Grutness...wha? 01:08, 29 September 2017 (UTC)

Category:Trenton, New Jersey stubsEdit

I propose creating Category:Trenton, New Jersey stubs/{{TrentonNJ-stub}} - I have a list of 75 stubs for this city. עוד מישהו Od Mishehu 14:21, 27 September 2017 (UTC)

Split of large actor categoriesEdit

There are three actor categories currently in the oversized list. Propose splitting these by stage / screen / voice. I'm asking to create all of these templates, and as many of the categories as the article counts will allow (60+).

Dawynn (talk) 19:42, 26 September 2017 (UTC)

@Dawynn: I've edited your proposal to include PetScan stub counts, and have added a few categories - I hope you don't mind. I thought they were pretty logical additions, but feel free to revert if you feel otherwise. After counting, looks like it doesn't make sense to make Category:Indian voice actor stubs or Category:Japanese stage actor stubs -Furicorn (talk) 03:07, 27 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Support. ISTR that India's film industry is further divided by language - is that worth considering here as well? Grutness...wha? 06:10, 29 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Support as revised by Furicorn. Indian films are indeed classified by language, but according to current WP categories, Indian actors are not. Her Pegship (talk) 00:33, 3 October 2017 (UTC)
    • OK - in that case, ignore my comment :) Grutness...wha? 00:40, 3 October 2017 (UTC)

Category:Saint Paul, Minnesota stubsEdit

Split of Category:African athletics biography stubsEdit

Category:Annapolis, Maryland stubsEdit

I propose creating:

עוד מישהו Od Mishehu 20:20, 24 September 2017 (UTC)

Category:Finnish diplomat stubsEdit

Currently there are 19 articles 73 stubs falling under this category that I can find through PetScan. More than 100 articles created by Mannerheimo in the month of September, are also falling under this category. Hitro talk 16:39, 24 September 2017 (UTC)

Support, creation of the category as well as creation of {{Finland-diplomat-stub}}. I edited your comment to reflect the 73 stubs that fall under Category:Finnish diplomats - seems like a lot of them are currently tagged with {{Europe-diplomat-stub}} -Furicorn (talk) 18:10, 6 October 2017 (UTC)

Category:Baton Rouge, Louisiana stubsEdit

Category:Clothing retailers of the United Kingdom, Luke 1977 stubEdit

Category:Des Moines, Iowa stubsEdit

Wisconsin Regional Stub groupingsEdit

Category:Honolulu stubsEdit

Category:Tallahassee, Florida stubsEdit

Category:Phoenix, Arizona stubsEdit

Category:United Kingdom geology stubsEdit

Brunei government stubsEdit

Japanese Regions groupings for regions (per backlog)Edit

Montgomery, Alabama stubsEdit

English church stubsEdit

Proposals, August 2017Edit

Cornwall StubsEdit


currently 181 stubs I propose that Category:Cornwall biography stubs is created. It will be a sub-category of Category:Cornwall stubs, which already has two sub-categories, Category:Cornwall building and structure stubs and Category:Cornwall geography stubs. It will have 80/90 stubs to begin with from its parent category, and (hopefully not too many) new stub creations.


I also propose that Category:Cornwall organisation stubs is created as a sub-category of Category:Cornwall stubs.

Roughly how many will there be? --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 20:42, 31 August 2017 (UTC)
That I'm not entirely sure about, I believe it will be around 70-80, but it could be less (or more). None of the parish councils in Cornwall have articles yet, but probably will at some point that would make another 210. A Guy into Books (talk) 21:02, 31 August 2017 (UTC)





Overall commentsEdit

Category:Buffalo, New York stubsEdit

Plantation stub templatesEdit

Category:South Carolina Registered Historic Place stubsEdit

Proposals, July 2017Edit

Category:Arkansas Registered Historic Place stubs splitsEdit

Category:Medieval history stubsEdit

Proposals, June 2017Edit

Category:Hong Kong businessperson stubsEdit

Category:Nationalist Congress Party politician stubsEdit

Category:Samajwadi Party politicians stubsEdit

Category:European football club stubsEdit