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The organization of this system is extremely awkward and is inconsistent with that of other maintenance pages. The latest month should come first, then the latest listings should be organized in the same manner only under the month in which they were discovered. Adraeus 02:52, 30 September 2005 (UTC)[reply]

There's no standard way for maintenance pages to be organised - each is organised as best suits the people who use it most and as best suits the information carried on the page. Have a look at WP:CP, WP:IRR, WP:DA, WP:VPM, WP:RFD, WP:AFD.... In any case, this is part of a WikiProject, rather than being a direct Wikipedia maintenance page, and this method has been found to work well by members of that WikiProject. Grutness...wha? 03:44, 30 September 2005 (UTC)[reply]

"Stubs" in the Main namespace[edit]

I recently discovered Simpsons-stub, which is a redirect to {{Simpsons-stub}}. I wonder how many other "stubs" there are in the Main namespace. This one, obviously, can be sent to Wikipedia:Redirects for deletion. If there are any "stubs" that aren't redirects, I'd probably turn them into redirects just to avoid WP:AFD. BlankVerse 15:14, 11 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]

These should probably be speediable - articles shouldn't redirect to templates. I'll mention it on RFD's talk page. Grutness...wha? 23:53, 11 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]
I've suggested on Wikipedia talk:Criteria for speedy deletion that such cross-namespace redirects could be added to their criteria, and - after reading between the lines on the reply I got - surreptitiously deleted this redirect. As to how many others there are... who can say? Hopefully not many, if any (to quote New Zealand's top rapper). Grutness...wha? 05:48, 12 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]

To use or not to use...[edit]

If I'm stub sorting, say from Category:Stubs, and I encounter a new stub, I assume I am to use something from the official stub types list, and not from here. What if I encounter an article already tagged with one of these "discovered" templates? (Like Sasdk) Should I remove it, and replace it with one of the official ones? Any feedback is welcome... -GTBacchus 06:07, 2 November 2005 (UTC)[reply]

If one of the items from the stub types list is appropriate, then yes. However, it may be the case that the stub article may cover an area that is not catered for by any of the existing stub types. In which case, it could be left as is. In either case, you should note your discovery on the Discovery page, assuming it hasn't already been listed there. --TheParanoidOne 06:30, 2 November 2005 (UTC)[reply]
Ideally, there'd be an "emergent consensus" on the project page (truculent acceptance vs. outraged demands that something by SfD'd, soonest, are two running themes) that would guide such a decision. If not, add in your own thoughts on the topic. In the case you mention, it's actually the only actual article in the whole stub category, so there are distinct "viability issues", to put it mildly, Wikiproject or no. It also has no parent stub category, which is a little silly... I'm reluctantly forced to say it may not be a good idea simply to remove the existing tag, as it doesn't deal with the existence of the category itself (but do consider whether it's worth listing on WP:SFD yourself. If all else fails, you could consider "double-stubbing" with the "discovered" tag, and with the "project approved" one (useful in this case, as otherwise it's otherwise completely outside of the stub hierarchy). Alai 06:38, 2 November 2005 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you both... It really ought to be deleted, or else filled up with stubs and added into the heirarchy properly... I'm going to give the WikiProject the benefit of the doubt for now, and just double-stub it. If someone stumbles across this conversation later, and there's still hardly anything in Category:.NET stubs - well, do what you will.... -GTBacchus 06:45, 2 November 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Time to bing the axe![edit]

I think it's time to archive older stuff (at leat the months of August and september, and the deleted stuff), but for that we need to decide what gets kept and what goes.


This proposal deals with every entry from August through October. and could be rapidly archive to de-clutter the page.

Direct archive[edit]

These have been dealt with without any doubt.

Speedy keep, then archive[edit]

these are implemented for all practical purposes (or probably should) but don't have WP:WSS/ST listings and appropriate tag in cat page (I included here those that have one, but not the other). Some of them also could use better categorizing.

Speedy delete through WP:SFD, then archive[edit]

All sort of nonsense here, including still-categoryless templates

To be debated[edit]

These have not been clearly discussed and consensus to move into one of the speedy cat is needed, many are too small for speedy keep, but of uncertain growth potential. At worse, go through SFD with each of them and include accepted ones in WSS/ST with proper cats and categorization and all.

—Preceding unsigned comment added by Circeus (talkcontribs) 08:18, 28 December 2005 UTC


I think this is probably a good idea, as long as whoever does the archiving remembers to update the WSS/ST list at the same time. As to the problem cases, CapeVerde-geo-stub is fine (but without the gap - I thought that had been fixed), and NZ-university-stub survived SFD (and is now up to about 35 stubs) - the other university stubs and UK-bank-stub are probably fine, too. The others, though...need work, to say the least. Grutness...wha? 23:43, 1 January 2006 (UTC)[reply]

I'm not sure what to do with {{Argentina-sport-stub}}. IIRC, SFD nomination resulted in no consensus. I can only think of listing it now or of nominating it for deletion again... say, in a month. Conscious 07:47, 9 January 2006 (UTC)[reply]

list again at sfd in a month. if this ones not deleted it will open all sorts of flood gates. do we want country-sport-bios for loads of countries? BL kiss the lizard 23:22, 9 January 2006 (UTC)[reply]
country-sport-bios would atleast be better than country-sport, tho ;) but i agree about listing it at sfd again, perhaps in less than a month --Mairi 09:34, 10 January 2006 (UTC)[reply]
um yeah :) i meant country-sport-stubs BL kiss the lizard 10:05, 10 January 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Any number of apparently undersized stubs[edit]

I've noticed there's a rather huge number of stub categories that have less than "threshold"; 633 have less than 60 members, 414 less than 30, and 139 just one (and only five of these seem to be speediable as "empty"). Any number of these may actually be "in good standing", but it seems a lot to deal with, on any basis. But if anyone wants to help with "pre-discovery" on these, I could upload and wikify a list of them from some selected cut-off (I have no idea, don't ask me). Though I think we went through a similar exercise not that long ago, so if people are still "undersized-stubbed out" out from that... Alai 02:52, 10 February 2006 (UTC)[reply]

I'm up for that. The stub types page is becoming a little unwieldy and needs pruning. --TheParanoidOne 06:44, 10 February 2006 (UTC)[reply]
I'll wager many of these haven't been near /proposals, much less /types! What's your poison as regards the cut-off? Alai 07:01, 10 February 2006 (UTC)[reply]
40? -GTBacchus(talk) 07:21, 10 February 2006 (UTC)[reply]
yeah, 40 sounds reasonable. Perhaps with so many (if it's not too much work) it should be done in groups, starting with those with under 10, then moving to those with 10-20... that way any newer ones might creep up towards threshold. Grutness...wha? 09:57, 10 February 2006 (UTC)[reply]
I'll take a closer look at the subtypes under {{rail-stub}} and try to summarize my findings this weekend as I'm in that section on an almost daily basis. Slambo (Speak) 11:59, 10 February 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Sold at 40. I've split them up into increments of 10, too. Grutness's suggestion about doing this smallest-up is a good one, partly to save work when the list is re-generated, which will requiring manually re-removing any "good" types from the list. The good news is, a lot of the 'singletons', and no few of the others, are simply redlinks, so are just a matter of fixing wherever points to them, and striking them off the list. Anyhoo, please do with them as thou wilt. Alai 16:20, 10 February 2006 (UTC)[reply]


The proposals page has been in reverse order for a couple of weeks now, with no ill effects (other than never noticing when anything gets added to the "other business" section...). Are we going to complete the job by doing the same to the discovery page? And if so, when? Grutness...wha? 12:04, 18 February 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Small stub types, opus 2[edit]

I've uploaded an updated list of stub types with 40 articles or fewer. This time I've excluded the redlinks (as of the last dump), the types with any subtypes -- and as an act of mercy, the schools and novels. Hopefully, at least, on all counts. Have your will of them! Alai 04:18, 6 March 2006 (UTC)[reply]

What to do when stubs are listed on only one list?[edit]

I have recently found a number of stub types which are included in the list at Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Stub types or the page Category:Stub categories, but not both. Can anyone tell me who I should contact about this, if anyone? Badbilltucker 18:13, 30 May 2006 (UTC)[reply]

That's exactly the sort of thing this page is for. If they're on the stub type list but not in Category:Stub categories then simply add the Category:Stub categories to the cat - it probably accidentally got missed off during the creation of the category. If a category is in Category:Stub categories but not on the list at WP:WSS/ST, then it probably got created "out of process" and needs to be checked over - please add it to the bottom of WP:WSS/D so that we can see whether it's correctly formatted and worth keeping or not. Grutness...wha? 23:49, 30 May 2006 (UTC)[reply]
A list of the stub categories not found in WP:WSS/ST is here. Conscious 04:52, 31 May 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for the quick responses. I will start making changes as you indicated immediately. Badbilltucker 18:58, 31 May 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Probably due to inexperience, I am not clear about the directions for "stub type but not categories": is what I add literally "c||Stubcategories" within the double brackets-- is the "category" always exactly the same wording as the "type" ? DGG 22:25, 14 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

needs archiving[edit]

This page is in desparate need of archiving (waaay too long to sort through), but I don't have the knowledge or confidence to do it myself. Most of the discussions are so old that I wasn't around then, so I don't know what really took place. I'll help if someone could give me guidelines or would be willing to assist in this. ~ Amalas rawr =^_^= 20:35, 4 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

I had been waiting for Argentina-sport-stub to finish its SFD, now that it has I'll be doing some archiving soon. Caerwine Caerwhine 04:09, 5 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Ive been hoping someone would transclude it like WSS/P -itd be a big help. BL Lacertae - kiss the lizard 04:29, 5 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Transclusion per se is easy, the art is deciding when a discussion is "done", or at least "too old to care about". Do we want to say, have a rolling two- or three-month window, as at /P? Again, manual per-item archiving does not seem a popular activity. Another alternative would be to set up auto-archival of sections older than <magic number> days. Alai 06:50, 5 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Archive12 is now done (43KB) and I'll be getting to work soon on Archive 13 and likely a 14 as well. Caerwine Caerwhine 20:47, 6 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Here's a plan: seemingly Werdnabot also works on project pages, so I propose to use it here on a trial basis. I'm thinking in terms of setting the parameters to be stale-for-270-days, and reducing it progressively from there until the page is down to reasonable size, perhaps to say stale-for-60-days. Thereafter we can decide whether to continue on a similar basis, or to use per-month transclusion, "rotating" two months or so at a go. This should require only a "changing the tape" style of of maintenance (updating the target archive every so often, or else simply making that per-month, too). Alai 22:41, 6 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Support. I was actually considering bunging Werdnabot on the Talk page of the WP:SCOWNB, but wasn't sure if that might not be what it is for. But after seeing this I may give it a spin. --Mais oui! 12:31, 7 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Support in theory, but... when things are archived here, we check whether they've been added to the stub type list, deleted, or need to be sent to sfd - can Werdnabot deal with that too? Grutness...wha? 23:23, 7 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Nope. We don't even have a completely standard format for listings: any sort of automation would be a bit of a nightmare, in my opinion, at least until that's made more fixed, and it's not an area of 'botting that I for one am up on. Someone familiar with the code used on some of the other process pages might be able to help out. Caerwine made a similar point when I mentioned this on his talk page. My thinking was that we could define a "too old to care about" threshold, but CW makes the point that this could result in "rediscovery", and prefers to keep things here until they're dealt with. If people were willing to monitor what's been archived, and take that as cue to so deal with it, that would serve the same purpose, but it's not clear that that would happen any more reliably than archiving does at present. Alai 03:01, 8 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Well, I'm trying my best to get through these right now, and I'm sending the more obvious ones that haven't been dealt off to SFD or adding them to the stub list or redirect as appropriate. Once I get through with that (and the results of the resulting SFD's if those can be handled fairly quickly) I'll procede to some of the thornier ones. I've managed to archive some 80KB (of what had been 223 KB) so far, and I'm only up to the middle of the Februaries so far, with all of the remaining Octobers and Novembers fully archived. Caerwine Caerwhine 17:57, 8 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
While slave laboursomeone kind enough to volunteer is taking care of archiving this faster than it's growing, that's the ideal method. We could also implement per-month transclusion, though that would have little, indeed no benefit for archiving, if that has to wait until each item has been "actioned"; though it would mean that those keen not to load the whole page would have the option of skipping to the current month. Alai 00:10, 11 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
That would be a huge boon for those of us with old modems! Might I suggest too that if this page gets cut to a reasonable size, and if we do have monthly transcribing, it might be worth using the "new at top" method used on the proposal and deletion pages? Grutness...wha? 00:42, 11 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
I've no particular feelings either way on top-down, vs. bottom-up. Per-month transclusion we can go over to at any point if there are no objections: we could wait until the start of next month and start then, or else retro-transclude the current month in a day or three if there's general support. Alai 01:46, 11 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  • I just want to bump this topic a bit. I'd love to implement a per-month transclusion to aid this page. I think we should switch the order of this page so that we add new material to the top, just like the other pages (SFD, proposals), for consistency. Also, I was thinking that we could create some templates similar to the proposals ones, something like {{sfdisc sfd}} (for sending to sfd), {{sfdisc list}} (for simply listing something that, while created out of process, is an okay stub), and a generic {{sfdisc top}} with a parameter (for everything else). That way someone (probably me) could go through all the discoveries and decide what to do with them. If someone could help jump-start this, I might be able to have this cleared away pretty soon (project just got done at work, so currently have a lot of free time). ~ Amalas rawr =^_^= 16:16, 28 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
    • So, I was bored at work and decided to go ahead and implement my above solution. I went through the entire discoveries page and tagged them as best as I could. I created Archive 15 with all the discoveries that had pretty much been dealt with and just needed to be removed from the page. I made a small dent, but /D could still use some work. I may list a bunch of stuff on WP:STUBS this afternoon, but I could use some help in that, as well as with sending stuff to SFD. I would suggest creating a new archive if you do more work on this, to avoid massive archive pages. ~ Amalas rawr =^_^= 17:28, 29 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
      • Good work! Looks like several comments in favour of reversal/transclusion, BTW, so perhaps that is worth doing after all? Grutness...wha? 00:06, 30 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

trivial changes[edit]

It would be much quicker improving the lists of orphan categories and stubs if, when the ommision (or error) is obvious (and not an attempt to elude NPOV), the obvious category could be directly added (or changed). They could be kept in a subcategory like: "Trivial Changes Made" so any doubters coud check. DGG 22:34, 14 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Help! WTF is happening???[edit]

I need some help here. I've twice tried to edit WP:WSS/D to add a comment to the belgium-sport-stub section, and each time, when i tried to save it, the whole section and part of the section above it disappeared. I though it was an editing glitch, but my edit appears OK enough in the page history. And no, it's not a caching problem - I tried opening the page in a different browser and i get the same weird glitch. Can anyone fix whatever it is I've done, please??? Grutness...wha? 03:51, 30 October 2006 (UTC)[reply]

I've copied the entry and added the section again below, however if I remove the old entry the NEW ONE disappears as well. I did a few experiments (unsaved):
  1. Does it help to remove listings from previous months or the listings of entire month(s)? No.
  2. Does it help to remove the planet-stub debate or converting it - from headline to end - into a "nowiki" block? Yes.
  3. Does it help to remove previous entries from the October section? No
I don't think you did anything wrong G. I see two possibilities: 1) the structure of the entire paragraph and/or of the October listings has got way too complex for the software to handle. 2) There is a bug somewhere that hides item no. 70-odd on the list of paragraphs. The copied code seems to do the trick (whatever it is) so let's just sweep it under the carpet. Valentinian (talk) / (contribs) 10:40, 30 October 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  • Actually your edit doesn't look okay. "{[cl|Belgian sports stubs}}" Do you see a problem? Valentinian says it's fixed, so it's not a big deal now, but I just thought I'd point out what might have been causing the issues. ~ Amalas rawr =^_^= 16:03, 30 October 2006 (UTC)[reply]
I've removed the duplicate entry now and I-don't-know-why but everything seems to work now so let's settle it there. Valentinian (talk) / (contribs) 22:37, 30 October 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for the help - it had me completely baffled. Grutness...wha? 23:04, 30 October 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Haitian stubs[edit]

I just found two stub categories, {{Haiti-painter-stub}} and {{Haiti-writer-stub}}, which have no articles in them yet. I don't think they were necessarily cleared by your group, but I can't be sure. That's why I posted the information here on the talk page. Badbilltucker 16:25, 13 December 2006 (UTC)[reply]

  • They've been approved, but not populated yet. Here's the painter proposal and the writer proposal. ~ Amalas rawr =^_^= 16:33, 13 December 2006 (UTC)[reply]
    • Thanks for the information. We're starting a new project on the area of the Caribbean, and I wasn't sure whether to include them on the list of stubs or not. I will now. Badbilltucker 17:33, 13 December 2006 (UTC)[reply]


Now seems the perfect time to suggest this again. This page is very long, and takes forever to load for that reason. TranscriptionTransclusion by month, a la WP:WSS/P, would solve a lot of these problems, I'm sure. Are there any violent objections? If there are no objections, I could start making subpages in the next few days. Grutness...wha? 05:53, 1 January 2007 (UTC)[reply]

No objections per se. But if we do, we should also use the same archiving mechanism, so start off with January 2007 and let the main page shrink as discoveries get archived. Caerwine Caer’s whines 06:08, 1 January 2007 (UTC)[reply]
OK - so that would mean just transcribing the current month and leave the older stuff to dwindle... fair enough - that means less transcription work :) Grutness...wha? 06:49, 1 January 2007 (UTC)[reply]

There's been no arguments against this, so here goes... Grutness...wha? 02:07, 10 January 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Ack! Why didn't I see this before. I know it's a bit late, but YES PLEASE. Transcription makes sense and it'll help out with archiving in the future (right now, it's a yucky cut/paste thing). Thank you Grutness! ~ Amalas rawr =^_^= 16:42, 10 January 2007 (UTC)[reply]
Actually, I just thought of a problem with this. If we transcribe by month, then we will have to wait until the entire month is dealt with before we can archive it. Does that mean we should stick with a cut/paste archive solution? I'm a bit unsure as to how the process will work out. ~ Amalas rawr =^_^= 15:03, 11 January 2007 (UTC)[reply]
How ios it dealt with for WSS/P? That's transcribed monthly but IIRC proposals are dealt with on an individual basis. If it works there, it will probably work here, too - and probably should be used for the sake of not needing to learn another load of instructions! Grutness...wha? 23:41, 11 January 2007 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, it'd remain a yucky cut/paste thing, as Amalas so accurately puts it. We'd have to go to per-entry or per-day transclusion in order to realistically change that. Basically changing to per-month will make no real change to archiving, and no real change to loading the page, incurs a fairly small overhead in having to create and transclude the individual pages, but would allow loading of just a single month at a time. I've no objections, at any rate. Alai 01:06, 12 January 2007 (UTC)[reply]
That last point (loading only one month) makes a huge difference to those of us on dial-up! :) Grutness...wha? 01:28, 12 January 2007 (UTC)[reply]
Indeed, I appreciate that. (Even moreso after being temporarily marooned on dialup over Christmas.) Just trying to sum up the implications as explicitly as possible. Alai 01:47, 12 January 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Stub broken by faulty redirect[edit]

The useful {{US-company-stub}} has been broken, apparently by a brand-new editor who should not have been mucking around with redirects. Instead of redirecting an article, he redirected the stub template, with the result being an ugly (and irrelevant) redirect being posted on every page that uses the stub. I can't revert it, because there is no history (which confuses me). What needs to be done to fix the stub template? Horologium t-c 18:58, 25 June 2007 (UTC)[reply]

 Done I've cleaned it up. Thanks for the report. If you're in doubt another time, try finding a related stub template that works (in this case, e.g. {{Company-stub}}), use copy-paste on its content, and use it as the basis for a new version of the broken template, just remember to modify the text line and the stub category. If you do this, please remember that the stub category must never be a redlink. If it is, something remains broken. If any of this sounds tricky, don't hesitate to ask again. Best. Valentinian T / C 21:30, 25 June 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Update. The edit history is present, but he seems to have moved something in a way that left the template's edit history as part of the edit history of his new article (which looks a lot like a copyvio from his company's website. I just checked the first lines of text, but they matched. Valentinian T / C 21:36, 25 June 2007 (UTC)[reply]


Per the many comments on this page, I have (a) reversed the order of the Discoveries page and (b) begun archiving the rest of the 2006 discussions. If someone else could take on the task of keeping up with archiving here, it would be lovely, as I'm already the Proposals archive maven. Cheers, Her Pegship (tis herself) 21:56, 2 August 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Notification templates[edit]

I've finally got round to making a suite of templates for notifying the creators of unproposed stub types that their creations have been either sent to SfD or reported on WSS/D. Have a look at {{Sfdnotify1}}, {{Sfdnotify2}} and {{Wssdnotify}} and tell me what you think. It';s likely someone with more technical skill could parameterise the sfd ones so that only one template is needed, but I'll leave that to someone more skilled than I am. Grutness...wha? 01:30, 15 July 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Potentially unapproved stub types using asbox[edit]

I found these templates using asbox that don't appear at WP:SST (incl. /Culture+/Geography) prior to starting the conversion. Some may need to be listed, and some may need discussed. I haven't really looked through it. –xenotalk 02:46, 8 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Extended content
  1. Template:Aeroengine-term-stub
  2. Template:Almería-geo-stub
  3. Template:AnGiang-geo-stub
  4. Template:Arab-cuisine-stub
  5. Template:AtlantaBraves-season-stub
  6. Template:Australia-baseball-bio-stub
  7. Template:Aviation-accident-stub
  8. Template:Aviation-bio-stub
  9. Template:Aviation-term-stub
  10. Template:Ávila-geo-stub
  11. Template:Ayeyarwady-geo-stub
  12. Template:Azerbaijan-struct-stub
  13. Template:BacGiang-geo-stub
  14. Template:BaltimoreOrioles-season-stub
  15. Template:Bartending-stub
  16. Template:Belgium-company-stub
  17. Template:Blood-disease-stub
  18. Template:Bread-stub
  19. Template:Canada-restaurant-stub
  20. Template:Chef-bio-stub
  21. Template:Chicago-metro-stub
  22. Template:China-biologist-stub
  23. Template:Circulatory-disease-stub
  24. Template:Clermont-geo-stub
  25. Template:Colombia-baseball-bio-stub
  26. Template:Commelinales-stub
  27. Template:Component-aircraft-stub
  28. Template:Computational physics
  29. Template:Congenital-malformation-stub
  30. Template:Cuba-baseball-manager-stub
  31. Template:Cue-sports-stub
  32. Template:CzechRepublic-orienteering-bio-stub
  33. Template:Devon-stub
  34. Template:Distilled beverages-stub
  35. Template:DominicanRepublic-baseball-manager-stub
  36. Template:Ear-disease-stub
  37. Template:East-Africa-politician-stub
  38. Template:Ecuador-struct-stub
  39. Template:Electric-vehicle-stub
  40. Template:ElSalvador-sports-venue-stub
  41. Template:England-cricket-bio-1960s-stub
  42. Template:England-footy-defender-1860s-stub
  43. Template:England-footy-defender-1990s-stub
  44. Template:England-footy-midfielder-1860s-stub
  45. Template:England-footy-midfielder-1870s-stub
  46. Template:England-footy-striker-1850s-stub
  47. Template:England-footy-striker-1860s-stub
  48. Template:Europe-baseball-bio-stub
  49. Template:Europe-footyclub-stub
  50. Template:Eye-disease-stub
  51. Template:Finland-orienteering-bio-stub
  52. Template:FordIL-geo-stub
  53. Template:France-restaurant-stub
  54. Template:Gametheory-stub
  55. Template:Genitourinary-disease-stub
  56. Template:Herb-stub
  57. Template:HongKong-law-stub
  58. Template:Illinois-basketball-team-stub
  59. Template:Illinois-newspaper-stub
  60. Template:Illinois-railstation-stub
  61. Template:Illinois-road-stub
  62. Template:Illinois-sports-venue-stub
  63. Template:India-cuisine-stub
  64. Template:InheritanceTrilogy-stub
  65. Template:Injury-stub
  66. Template:Isotope-stub
  67. Template:Italy-baseball-bio-stub
  68. Template:Japan-baseball-bio-stub
  69. Template:Japan-baseball-business-bio-stub
  70. Template:Japan-baseball-catcher-stub
  71. Template:Japan-baseball-center-fielder-stub
  72. Template:Japan-baseball-first-baseman-stub
  73. Template:Japan-baseball-infielder-stub
  74. Template:Japan-baseball-left-fielder-stub
  75. Template:Japan-baseball-manager-stub
  76. Template:Japan-baseball-outfielder-stub
  77. Template:Japan-baseball-right-fielder-stub
  78. Template:Japan-baseball-second-baseman-stub
  79. Template:Japan-baseball-shortstop-stub
  80. Template:Japan-baseball-third-baseman-stub
  81. Template:Japan-cuisine-stub
  82. Template:Japan-footy-defender-stub
  83. Template:Japan-footy-goalkeeper-stub
  84. Template:Japan-footy-midfielder-stub
  85. Template:Japan-footy-striker-stub
  86. Template:Kite-stub
  87. Template:Korea-baseball-outfielder-stub
  88. Template:Korea-baseball-shortstop-stub
  89. Template:LACMTA-stub
  90. Template:Mental-disorder-stub
  91. Template:Mexico-baseball-manager-stub
  92. Template:Mexico-restaurant-stub
  93. Template:Missile-stub
  94. Template:Mobile-stub
  95. Template:Musculoskeletal-disease-stub
  96. Template:Nervoussystem-disease-stub
  97. Template:Nicaragua-baseball-bio-stub
  98. Template:Norway-orienteering-bio-stub
  99. Template:Orienteering-bio-stub
  100. Template:Orienteering-org-stub
  101. Template:Orienteering-stub
  102. Template:Paleo-carnivora-stub
  103. Template:Panama-baseball-bio-stub
  104. Template:Perinatal-disorder-stub
  105. Template:Quarterback-1860s-stub
  106. Template:Quarterback-1870s-stub
  107. Template:Quarterback-1880s-stub
  108. Template:Quarterback-1890s-stub
  109. Template:Quarterback-1900s-stub
  110. Template:Quarterback-1910s-stub
  111. Template:Quarterback-1920s-stub
  112. Template:Quarterback-1930s-stub
  113. Template:Quarterback-1940s-stub
  114. Template:Quarterback-1950s-stub
  115. Template:Quarterback-1960s-stub
  116. Template:Quarterback-1970s-stub
  117. Template:Quarterback-1980s-stub
  118. Template:Respiratory-disease-stub
  119. Template:Restaurateur-bio-stub
  120. Template:Russia-orienteering-bio-stub
  121. Template:SaintVincent-stub
  122. Template:Salamanca-geo-stub
  123. Template:SanFrancisco-metro-stub
  124. Template:Scotland-rugbyunion-bio-stub
  125. Template:Soft-drink-stub
  126. Template:SouthKorea-university-stub
  127. Template:Spain-restaurant-stub
  128. Template:Spicemix-stub
  129. Template:Spice-stub
  130. Template:StLouisCardinals-season-stub
  131. Template:Stublist
  132. Template:Stublist/doc
  133. Template:Sweden-orienteering-bio-stub
  134. Template:Switzerland-orienteering-bio-stub
  135. Template:Synapsid-stub
  136. Template:Taiwan-baseball-catcher-stub
  137. Template:Taiwan-baseball-infielder-stub
  138. Template:Taiwan-baseball-outfielder-stub
  139. Template:Taiwan-baseball-pitcher-stub
  140. Template:Taiwan-baseball-shortstop-stub
  141. Template:Taiwan-business-bio-stub
  142. Template:Taiwan-gov-stub
  143. Template:Taiwan-music-stub
  144. Template:Taiwan-newspaper-stub
  145. Template:Taiwan-org-stub
  146. Template:TAMU-stub
  147. Template:TexasTech-stub
  148. Template:Tv-character-stub
  149. Template:UK-biologist-stub
  150. Template:UK-canal-stub
  151. Template:UK-restaurant-stub
  152. Template:UKward-geo-stub
  153. Template:UnitedArabEmirates-struct-stub
  154. Template:US-baseball-center-fielder-stub
  155. Template:US-baseball-left-fielder-stub
  156. Template:US-baseball-manager-stub
  157. Template:US-baseball-outfielder-stub
  158. Template:US-baseball-pitcher-1910s-stub
  159. Template:US-baseball-right-fielder-stub
  160. Template:US-metro-stub
  161. Template:US-restaurant-stub
  162. Template:US-software-company-stub
  163. Template:US-wrestling-bio-stub
  164. Template:Water-stub
  165. Template:Widereceiver-1990s-stub

Now that I am about half way done the conversion, I can tell you that 3549 stubs using asbox do not appear on the WP:SST+Culture+Geo pages. See [1]. –xenotalk 04:21, 8 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Thankfully, many of these seem to be approved but missing from the list. There are enough here that aren't however, to make many a WP:WSS/P regular weep. Some have inappropriate names through form (e.g.{{UKward-geo-stub}}, which appears to be an attempt to make a {{UK-constituency-stub}}), others through ambiguity ({{Mobile-stub}} is not about the city in Alabama). Others fail both quite spectacularly (e.g. {{Distilled beverages-stub}}, with its inappropriate space and plural form, and lack of detail as to whether it's about alcoholic spirits or bottled water). Others have been listed at WP:WSS/D in the past (or at WP:SFD). One or two are not in use and unlikely to get much use even if accepted (e.g. {{InheritanceTrilogy-stub}} -the parent, which is at Category:Inheritance cycle not Category:Inheritance Trilogy, only has 12 articles). All in all, it looks like quite a big cleanup job is ahead... (PS, for anyone else interested in this, Xeno has provided a longer list at User:WOSlinker/stublist). As far as getting all stub types approved, somedays it feels that we're repeatedly halving the distance to that target but never finally reaching it :) Grutness...wha? 00:12, 9 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Once the the list is updated, we can run another sweep. It will be quite easy to identify unproposed stubs from here on out. –xenotalk 00:26, 9 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
  • Here is pretty much the most up-to-date list of stub templates I can generate: 12,916 (alpha order, to see an earlier list roughly sorted by creation date click here). This excludes redirects (!).
  • Comparing this to WP:SST+Culture+Geo, I found 7,429 unlisted. (Don't shoot the messenger!). On the flipside, I found 80 listed that don't correspond to my list, mostly that have been moved. –xenotalk 16:18, 9 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Probably moved templates, list needs updated with new location
  1. Template:2000s-Christianrock-album-stub
  2. Template:Afl-bio-stub
  3. Template:Afl-stub
  4. Template:Algae-stub
  5. Template:Animated-film-stub
  6. Template:Auto-company-stub
  7. Template:Autoracing-stub
  8. Template:BadenWurttemberg-geo-stub
  9. Template:Bangkok-geo-stub
  10. Template:BiH-geo-stub
  11. Template:Binary-star-stub
  12. Template:Biosci-stub
  13. Template:California-south-geo-stub
  14. Template:Cattheory-stub
  15. Template:Charity-org-stub
  16. Template:Cuesports-stub
  17. Template:Doctorwho-stub
  18. Template:DragonQuest-stub
  19. Template:Earwig-stub
  20. Template:Economics-stub
  21. Template:Euro-academic-bio-stub
  22. Template:Euro-actor-stub
  23. Template:Euro-bank-stub
  24. Template:Euro-business-bio-stub
  25. Template:Euro-composer-stub
  26. Template:Euro-footyclub-stub
  27. Template:Euro-journalist-stub
  28. Template:Europe-mil-stub
  29. Template:Europe-tram-stub
  30. Template:Euro-politician-stub
  31. Template:Euro-rail-stub
  32. Template:Euro-school-stub
  33. Template:Euro-sports-venue-stub
  34. Template:Euro-university-stub
  35. Template:Filming-stub
  36. Template:Gaelic-sport-stub
  37. Template:Game-tv-prog-stub
  38. Template:Haute-Normandie-geo-stub
  39. Template:Hiphop-band-stub
  40. Template:Hip-hop-song-stub
  41. Template:Hoops-stub
  42. Template:Hoops-team-stub
  43. Template:India-food-stub
  44. Template:India-sports-stub
  45. Template:Int-org-stub
  46. Template:Japan-food-stub
  47. Template:LondonTransport-stub
  48. Template:London-tube-stub
  49. Template:Manchester-geo-stub
  50. Template:Manchester-railstation-stub
  51. Template:MTR-stub
  52. Template:Myanmar-stub
  53. Template:Norway-scientist-stub
  54. Template:Parapsychology-stub
  55. Template:PRC-airport-stub
  56. Template:PRC-struct-stub
  57. Template:Reli-struct-stub
  58. Template:Rhondda-Cynon-Taff-geo-stub
  59. Template:Ride-stub
  60. Template:RnB-song-stub
  61. Template:Roma-stub
  62. Template:RugbyLeague-stub
  63. Template:SanFranciscoMunicipalRailway-stub
  64. Template:SaoTomePrincipe-stub
  65. Template:Slovenia-university-stub
  66. Template:Soviet-stub
  67. Template:Speed-skating-bio-stub
  68. Template:Sportbio-stub
  69. Template:StarTrek-char-stub
  70. Template:StarTrek-episode-stub
  71. Template:StarTrek-novel-stub
  72. Template:StarTrek-stub
  73. Template:SunshineCoastQueensland-geo-stub
  74. Template:Terrorism-bio-stub
  75. Template:Terrorism-stub
  76. Template:Theater-stub
  77. Template:Truebug-stub
  78. Template:Truefly-stub
  79. Template:US-dramatist-stub
  80. Template:Video-game-company-stub

Non-standard names[edit]

I assume these need to be renamed, deleted, or merged. And probably listed. –xenotalk 15:40, 9 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

  1. Template:D&DVG stub
  2. Template:River City stub
  3. Template:South Korea-bio stub
  4. Template:Star Trek article stub
  5. Template:Star Trek character stub
  6. Template:Star Trek episode stub
  7. Template:Star Trek print stub
  8. Template:Columbia, Missouri stub
  9. Template:Adult industry project stub
  10. Template:State Legislatures Stub

All these at the very least need to be changed with the current names deleted - assuming they're needed. In some cases, I can see no practical use for these at all, so deletion's the most reasonable option. In which case they definitely shouldn't be listed at WP:SST, but rather at WP:SFD.

  1. Template:D&DVG stub. Redlinked stub category. No permcat parent type. Main stubcat parent is well below level required for a split.Unsed on just three articles
  2. Template:River City stub. No stub category, unused, permcat parent has only 65 articles, many of which should probably be merged.
  3. Template:South Korea-bio stub (and also [[Template:South Korea-poet-stub}}. Korean bio-stubs are not split into North and South since the vast majority of the stubs are for people born before 1950. This has been debated before at WP:WSS/P. Between them, these two stubs (and the associated category) are used witha total of eight stubs
  4. Template:Star Trek article stub. Moved "for consistency"(!) to an inconsistent and incorrect name from the proper name of StarTrek-stub.
  5. Template:Star Trek character stub. Ditto
  6. Template:Star Trek episode stub. Ditto
  7. Template:Star Trek print stub. Ditto. All four have been moved back to their proper names, with these ones deleted.
  8. Template:Columbia, Missouri stub. This and its stubcat are used on only two articles. In general, only very large cities have their own stub categories - the rest of the US is divided by county. This one's vaguely plausible as a stub type, but only if it has far more stubs that two.
  9. Template:Adult industry project stub. Unused, no stubcat link, and other stub templates cover this field adequately.
  10. Template:State Legislatures Stub. Unused, no stubcat link, and other stub templates cover this field adequately.

So that's 9/10 that probably require deletion (four of them speedily so), and the tenth is not a hard-and-fast keeper either. Grutness...wha? 00:54, 10 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Category:Pedagogue stubs[edit]

I just discovered this stub. In Wikipedia, the articles in this category are classified under educationist. There is no reason to classify the stubs differently. Besiders according to Webster's, pedagogue is someone who educates: these are classified in Wikipedia as educators. Educationists are, also according to Webster's the persons who specialize in the theory of education. The discussion page of the stub indicates that pedagogue stub is wrong. It is therefore suggested that the category be changed to educationist stub.Afil (talk) 02:39, 10 December 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Best thing to do would be to list it under its own heading either at WP:WSS/D (this page's project page) or at the proposals page WP:WSS/P - though this isn't truly a proposal since it's already been created, the proposals page is on far more watchlists so will probably get more comments. I'm personally undecided oen way or the other whether a separate stub for public art is the best way to go - it's another axis to split art on other than medium and nationality, which are the two ways art would normally be split by stubs - and era/style would be a more obvious third way. In any case, with most WikiProjects a banner talk-page template is far more useful than a stub type, since you can use it to assess all your project's articles rather than justb stubs (see the section of WP:STUB on WikiProjects and assessment templates) Grutness...wha? 21:41, 2 February 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Hello: It was pointed out to me that I skipped quite a few steps in creating the public art stub and it is now listed here as a discovery. I just wanted to make myself known and let you know that I'm certainly willing to do whatever steps I need to to make things right and be an official, vetted stub. We spent a lot of time over the past month fixing up WikiProject Public art and obviously that task was hastily completed without looking into the proper process. I apologize for skirting the system; it wasn't intentional! Do let me know what you'd like me to do, since it's already created and has articles associated with it. Thank you and apologies again! HstryQT (talk) 13:35, 2 February 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Best thing to do would be to list it under its own heading either at WP:WSS/D (this page's project page) or at the proposals page WP:WSS/P - though this isn't truly a proposal since it's already been created, the proposals page is on far more watchlists so will probably get more comments. Since it's already been listed here at the discovery page it's probably best to leave it here (I've also commented under its heading on WP:WSS/D. Grutness...wha? 21:54, 2 February 2011 (UTC)[reply]