Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Proposals

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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 – 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, October 2021Edit

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


Telugu Desam Party politician stubsEdit

Proposals: (1) Category:Telugu Desam Party politician stubs, {{TDP-politician-stub}} (2) Category:Andhra Pradesh Telugu Desam Party politician stubs, {{AndhraPradesh-TDP-politician-stub}} (3) {{Telangana-TDP-politician-stub}}

This is kinda similar to my proposal below, but without the party's category already existing. There are 89 instances of articles in the Category:Indian politician stubs tree also being in Category:Telugu Desam Party politicians. Of these, 78 instances are in Category:Andhra Pradesh politician stubs, while 11 instances are in Category:Telangana politician stubs. I'm proposing the creation of (1) the party's category and template, (2) the Andhra Pradesh party's category and template, and (3) the Telangana party's template as an upmerge into Category:Telangana politician stubs and Category:Telugu Desam Party politician stubs. Curbon7 (talk) 06:46, 17 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Kerala Communist Party of India (Marxist) politician stubsEdit

Proposed: {{Kerala-CPIndiaMarxist-politician-stub}} Category:Kerala Communist Party of India (Marxist) politician stubs: Per scan, there are presently 81 stubs in Category:Kerala politician stubs that are also in the category Category:Communist Party of India (Marxist) politicians from Kerala (with many more currently unsorted). Category:Communist Party of India (Marxist) politician stubs is bloated, so this will help cut that cat down considerably. Curbon7 (talk) 18:27, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Karnataka Indian National Congress politician stubs and Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party politician stubsEdit

I'm working on trying to remedy the massive backlog at Category:Indian politician stubs and its sub-cats. Template:Karnataka-INC-politician-stub has 89 transclusions and Template:Karnataka-BJP-politician-stub has 61 transclusions. Per previous standard, these would be created as Category:Karnataka Indian National Congress politician stubs and Category:Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party politician stubs, respectively. Curbon7 (talk) 19:22, 15 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Nepal history stubEdit

Scottish field hockey biography stubsEdit

We have 67 mainspace articles that use {{Scotland-fieldhockey-bio-stub}}, so may I please create Category:Scottish field hockey biography stubs to hold them all? 'Cause Category:British field hockey biography stubs is getting kinda big.... Shāntián Tàiláng (talk) 16:18, 7 October 2021 (UTC)[]

  • Support subject to the usual five-day period for objections. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 17:02, 7 October 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Support per nom & Redrose64. Her Pegship (?) 17:32, 7 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Proposals, September 2021Edit

Marine geo stubsEdit

Hi everyone, long time no see... or should that be long time no sea? Category:Marine geography stubs is not yet in need of splitting, though it's not tiny either - but it might be worth creating upmerged {{Pacific-marine-geo-stub}} and {{Atlantic-marine-geo-stub}}, with separate subcats if (as seems very likely) they reach 60 stubs. The names of the subcats might need to be discussed if they do. What say you all? Grutness...wha? 14:33, 19 September 2021 (UTC)[]

I say upmerged templates sounds good for now. Cheers - Her Pegship (?) 23:24, 20 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Proposals, August 2021Edit

Category:Members of the Wisconsin Territorial LegislatureEdit

COVID-19 Vaccination StubsEdit

2010s Chinese film stubsEdit

Proposals, July 2021Edit

South Africa Telecommunication StubEdit

Hibisceae stubsEdit


French novelist stubs & French non-fiction writer stubsEdit

Proposal new Category:Stub-Class tennis articles by yearEdit