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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, November 2021[edit]

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


Scotland railway station stubs[edit]

Category:Scotland railway station stubs has 843 members, and only one subcategory (Category:Glasgow railway station stubs). Glasgow is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland; unlike England (which is divided into nine regions, each having its own stub category), Scotland has no level intermediate between the country and the council area. It would be impractical to subdivide Scotland railway station stubs 32 ways, and so I propose that further subcategories be created for just those council areas that have sufficient stations. For example, Category:Aberdeenshire railway station stubs would be valid because PetScan shows that there are 73 pages in Category:Railway stations in Aberdeenshire (or its subcats) that are stub articles; but Category:Falkirk (council area) railway station stubs would not because PetScan shows that there are just 14 pages in Category:Railway stations in Falkirk (council area) (or its subcats) that are stub articles. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 23:28, 24 November 2021 (UTC)

Automobile engines[edit]

Per scan, Category:Automotive part stubs has exactly 60 article overlap with Category:Automobile engines. However, I am unsure on what the naming should be. The two options for the category are (1) Automotive engine stubs, per the stub cat, or (2) Automobile engine stubs, per the main cat. However, for the template, {{Engine-aircraft-stub}} is formatted like that, which makes this even more of a headache... Should it be (1) Engine-automobile-stub, (2) Engine-automotive-stub, (3) Automobile-engine-stub, or (4) Automotive-engine-stub? If either of the latter two are preferred, should the aircraft one be adjusted? Curbon7 (talk) 08:30, 22 November 2021 (UTC)

[2] Pertinent. Curbon7 (talk) 08:32, 22 November 2021 (UTC)


Protoscence is a category that can be expanded in Wikipedia, it could be of help creating protoscience stubs instead of deleting all new articles about protoscience just because they are "too small".--Alpha Lion (talk) 20:23, 20 November 2021 (UTC)

  • @Alpha Lion:, are you asking for help creating articles? You should go to Wikipedia:Article creation. Are you protesting the deletion of articles? You should go to Wikipedia:Articles for deletion. This project deals with the categorization and sorting of stub articles. Also, there is no Wikipedia category named "Protoscience", only one article titled "Protoscience", and an incorrectly formed stub category (Category:Protoscience stubs), which is empty and which will be proposed for deletion as unnecessary. Her Pegship (?) 23:28, 20 November 2021 (UTC)


It is the only missing regional area of Victoria Australia (BarwonSouthWest, GrampiansAU, Mallee, Gippsland)--ThylacineHunter (talk) 06:13, 19 November 2021 (UTC)

Partial support per standard, but as an upmerged template to see if it reaches the 60 page standard. Curbon7 (talk) 07:47, 19 November 2021 (UTC)
I can already fill it with 20 pages (out of 35), that are currently tagged as stubs, of towns from just 2 of the 12 government areas in the Hume region. Out of the remaining 15, most are still only at a stub stage (only 3 sentences), but, for some reason, are not tagged as such. --ThylacineHunter (talk) 09:08, 19 November 2021 (UTC)
This final subset will also allow the 731 stubs in Category:Victoria (Australia) geography stubs to be properly divided into their relevant sub-areas of: BarwonSouthWest, GrampiansAU, Mallee, Gippsland, Melbourne, and Hume. -- ThylacineHunter (talk) 09:51, 19 November 2021 (UTC)
Here is a list (Category:Hume-geo-stub) of 183 pages that should be tagged as {{Hume-geo-stub}} instead of the parent tag of {{VictoriaAU-geo-stub}}. Note: list is still growing. --ThylacineHunter (talk) 01:32, 21 November 2021 (UTC)
Category:Hume-geo-stub is both misnamed and misused. Misused because articles are placed in it using the markup [[Category:Hume-geo-stub]] - we never do this for stub categories. Misnamed because stub categories are spaced, not hyphenated; and are not normally abbreviated either. See for example This should be Category:Hume geography stubs. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 20:37, 21 November 2021 (UTC)
I think they created that as a temporary category for the purposes of this discussion. Curbon7 (talk) 21:15, 21 November 2021 (UTC)
That is correct. -- ThylacineHunter (talk) 22:31, 21 November 2021 (UTC)
I will apply the correct tag of {{Hume-geo-stub}} and remove {{VictoriaAU-geo-stub}} and [[Category:Hume-geo-stub]] when the Hume-geo-stub is created. I only grouped them so I could easily find the 183 that need to be changed amongst the 783 in {{VictoriaAU-geo-stub}} ThylacineHunter (talk) 22:35, 21 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support upmerged template until the count reaches 60+ articles. Her Pegship (?) 21:20, 26 November 2021 (UTC)
    The count is currently 191 and growing. -- ThylacineHunter (talk) 06:09, 27 November 2021 (UTC)


I counted 59 Brazilian and 9 Argentine comic book creators in categories Category:Comics creator stubs, Category:Comics artist stubs and Category:Comics writer stubs (there's many Argentines comics creators in "writer stubs", but I didn't count them). I would still have to check the other 11 countries in South America, but I think that is a quantity that justifies the template. Also, I'm creating new articles about Brazilian artists, so this number will increase soon. Lucio Luiz (talk) 14:47, 15 November 2021 (UTC)

I made a small modification in the proposal and changed it for all of Latin America, since there is already stubs for United States and Canada. Thus, the three Americas would be covered (and there are many Mexican artists in stub). Lucio Luiz (talk) 15:11, 15 November 2021 (UTC)

After 7 days without objection, I created the {{LatAm-comics-creator-stub}}. Lucio Luiz (talk) 16:41, 22 November 2021 (UTC)


French table tennis biography stubs[edit]

Guinea politican stubs[edit]

Tingidae stubs[edit]

Reduviidae stubs[edit]

Proposals, October 2021[edit]

Ukrainian football midfielder, 2000s births stubs[edit]

Telugu Desam Party politician stubs[edit]

Kerala Communist Party of India (Marxist) politician stubs[edit]

Karnataka Indian National Congress politician stubs and Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party politician stubs[edit]

Nepal history stub[edit]

Scottish field hockey biography stubs[edit]

Proposals, September 2021[edit]

Marine geo stubs[edit]

Proposals, August 2021[edit]

Category:Members of the Wisconsin Territorial Legislature[edit]

COVID-19 Vaccination Stubs[edit]

2010s Chinese film stubs[edit]