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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[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, December 2016[edit]

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


Proposals, November 2016[edit]

{{sport-official-stub}} / Category:Sports official stubs or Category:Sports official biography stubs[edit]

Settlement Stub[edit]

Proposals, October 2016[edit]

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

Moths v. 293[edit]

Golf men's major championship stubs[edit]

We have 4 stub templates for the men's major championships ({{BritishOpen-golf-stub}}, {{PGAChampionship-golf-stub}}, {{USMasters-golf-stub}}, {{USOpen-golf-stub}}) which have long since lost any useful purpose. There are largely unpopulated and, anyway, we already have {{Golf-tournament-stub}} and {{US-golf-tournament-stub}} which are used for other tournaments, including Women's majors, and which can readily be use for the Men's majors too. Compare: 1932 Women's Western Open and 1932 PGA Championship. Both end up in Category:American golf tournament stubs. Can someone delete these 4 templates or should I propose on WP:TFD myself? Nigej (talk) 07:31, 21 October 2016 (UTC)

I'm fine with combining them. South Nashua (talk) 21:41, 13 November 2016 (UTC)

Fantasy writer stubs[edit]


Ok I would like to make the stub lower dir for lower dir articles that are stubs.

Category:Union_Councils_of_Lower_Dir_District Category:Tehsils_of_Lower_Dir_District Constituency_PK-94_(Lower_Dir-I) Constituency_PK-96_(Lower_Dir-III) Saadkhan12345 (talk) 21:29, 9 October 2016 (UTC)

  • I understand that "constituency" and "geography" aren't interchangeable concepts, but recently a slew of upmerged templates were created for Category:Khyber Pakhtunkhwa‎ geography stubs and no one has seen fit to sort *those* yet. I suggest that task be accomplished first, before political sub-types are proposed. Her Pegship (talk) 04:29, 14 November 2016 (UTC)

Activist stubs[edit]

Proposals, September 2016[edit]

White dwarf star stub[edit]

Thane geography stubs[edit]

This stub will relate to the stub articles of Thane city, like the stub category of Category:Mumbai geography stubs. With respect to Thane, there exists a stub category of Thane district geography stubs with template name "Thane-geo-stub". However, this district stub is too general and further specification is needed by the creation of Thane city's geographic stub by the name "Thane geography stubs" with template name "Thane-geo-stub". Also, the district's stub template name will be updated to "Thane-district-geo-stub".  Shri Sanam Kumar 19:46, 11 September 2016 (UTC)

I can't find any reference to either a district or city stub template or category being proposed for creation, and normally a category would not be created for only 32 stub articles, but since there's a WikiProject Maharashtra, I suppose the district category would be appropriate. I see that you changed the category name for {{Thane-district-geo-stub}} accordingly. I'd rather not support a city-level template yet, for the same reason: low population. (Of articles, not of the city!) Her Pegship (talk) 23:44, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

Proposals, August 2016[edit]

Moths, ad infinitum (further dividing of Category:Gelechiidae stubs sub- and sub-sub-categories)[edit]

Athens stubs[edit]

Fungi stubs[edit]

Subcategories for Category:Year stubs[edit]

Moths again[edit]

Category:2000s trip hop album stubs[edit]

Category:American archery biography stubs[edit]

Washington sportspeople stubs[edit]

1990s hip hop single stubs[edit]

London sports venue stubs[edit]

{{1990s-progressive-rock-album-stub}}/Category:1990s progressive rock album stubs[edit]

By year cats for Category:1980s country song stubs[edit]

Speedy Philippines region cats[edit]

Speedy Category:2010s death metal album stubs[edit]

1960s/70s Italian comedy films[edit]

Speedy Category:Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao geography stubs[edit]

Transport(ation) building and structure stubs[edit]

England building and structure stubs[edit]


London sport stubs[edit]

Category:Geologic formation stubs, part 3[edit]

Split of Category:Gelechiidae stubs[edit]

Speedy request: Category:African dam stubs[edit]

Proposals, July 2016[edit]

Miscellaneous speedy categories[edit]

Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao[edit]

Category:Geologic formation stubs, part 2[edit]

New Czechoslovakia people categories[edit]


Speedy 2010s pop song stubs[edit]

Speedy Marathon County, Wisconsin[edit]

Category:Eastern Visayas geography stubs[edit]

Transferase stubs by EC number[edit]

Speedy 2000s house albums[edit]

Split of Category:Gelechioidea stubs[edit]


Speedy Category:1910s song stubs[edit]

Cemetery stubs[edit]