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 – 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 ors. 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:

List speedy creation proposals in the same proposal listings as normal stub proposals below.

Proposals, November 2020[]

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


Argentina football midfielder stubs[]

This category is getting large, so I propose the following speedies:

Nigeria geography stubs[]

Oversized, we already have by state templates and some categories. I propose a split based on the geopolitical zones of Nigeria as follows:

Waacstats (talk) 23:00, 22 November 2020 (UTC)

Harpalinae stubs[]

Oversized caregory, 1 existing subcat, I propose the following joins it

I have added genus to the category to match the permcat but not to the template as I think the chances of having a stub tag on any specific individual with the name, or the moon crater are rather slim. Waacstats (talk) 23:00, 22 November 2020 (UTC)

United States judge stubs[]

An oversized category, I propose the following

Waacstats (talk) 23:00, 22 November 2020 (UTC)

American engineer stubs[]

Oversized category, the following are all viable but I don't think they will be enough to reduce it below the 800 mark.

Waacstats (talk) 23:00, 22 November 2020 (UTC)

Plant disease stubs[]

Oversized, I would like to propose the following split

Waacstats (talk) 23:00, 22 November 2020 (UTC)

Scarabaeidae stubs[]

oversized, no existing subcats, these are all viable categories and should bring it off the oversized list.

Waacstats (talk) 23:00, 22 November 2020 (UTC)

Japanese baseball biography stubs[]

Large category, could be trimmed down with these speedies:

This looks good to me. Waacstats (talk) 19:53, 21 November 2020 (UTC)

Cornwall geography stubs split[]

Cornwall is currently governed under a unitary authority; districts were abolished in 2009, but if we're going to divvy up this 1,151-article stub cat, I suggest it be by those former districts. I inquired of the Cornwall portal (discussion here) and this seems feasible to those who know Cornwall. Thus, I'm proposing the following templates, with categories to follow for those used on 60+ articles:

Thoughts? Her Pegship (?) 16:53, 17 November 2020 (UTC)

Oops! Thanks for catching that.Her Pegship (?) 19:43, 18 November 2020 (UTC)

Pterostichinae stubs[]

New South Wales geography stubs[]

Salticidae stubs[]


Phaegopterina stubs[]

Actinobacteria stubs[]

Moldova geography stubs[]


Gecko stubs[]

Skink stubs[]

Euchromiina stubs[]

Erebinae stubs[]

Cosmopterigidae stubs[]

Japanese actors[]


Split of Italian politicians[]

Split of Elachistidae stubs[]

Ankara Province geography stubs[]

Ghana geography stubs[]

Somme geography stubs[]

Tuscany geography stubs[]

Panama geography stubs[]

Bacteroidetes stubs[]

Bee stubs[]

Victoria (Australia) geos[]

Muricidae stubs[]

Mesostigmata stubs[]

Ryukyu Kingdom stub[]

Proposals, October 2020[]

Hypsogastropoda stubs[]

Folklore stubs[]

Split of Minnesota geography stubs[]

Split of Mississippi geography stubs[]

Split of Nebraska geogrpahy stubs[]

Polyommatinae stubs[]

Dytiscidae stubs[]

Decapod stubs[]

Weevil stubs[]

Chrysomelidae stubs[]


Speedy upmerge templates[]


Algeria geography stubs[]

Split of Georgia (US) geo[]

Split of Alabama geo stubs[]

China railway station stubs[]

new 2010s Film Stubs subcategories[]


Georgia (U.S. State) geography stubs[]

Alabama geography stubs[]

Montana geography stubs[]

Nevada geography stubs[]

Idaho geography stubs[]

Mississippi geography stubs[]

Nebraska geography stubs[]


Split of Illinois politician stubs[]

Split of Institutional Revolutionary politician stubs[]

split of South Korean railway station stubs[]

split of year stubs[]

Italian mayor stubs[]