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 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"

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, January 2023

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

NEW PROPOSALS

French regional train station stub categories

Proposing the creation of new categories for train station stubs in different regions of France. This includes:

Currently, all these templates are directed to both Category:French railway station stubs (225) and a category for geography stubs in their respective regions. This has an estimated population size of 220. I could see this number being on the low-end as many French station articles have yet to be created on the English Wikipedia. I am proposing that we create individual categories for each region, similar to what already exists for the regions of:

Epluribusunumyall (talk) 21:02, 17 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Roughly speaking (plus or minus 5 articles), how many will there be for each of the eight regions? --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 22:09, 17 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
OK, I've done the transclusion counts myself and added them above. On that basis, I can support GrandEst, tentatively support Brittany, but oppose Corsica, and weak oppose the other four. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 22:24, 17 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Proposals, December 2022

Various Australian transport stubs

This is a retrospective request raised on behalf of ThylacineHunter (talk · contribs), who has created the following stub categories and templates without first gaining approval at WSS/P, see User talk:ThylacineHunter#Australia railway station stubs.

None of the six stub templates has any transclusions. For each cat or template listed, I am seeking consensus to either keep it, or send it for deletion. Regarding the two railway station stub cats, see Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Proposals/Archive/2015/March#Australia railway station stubs. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 21:04, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The "Foo transport stubs" seem fine, as they're all parent-only categories and parent sub-cats which are viable. As for the rest, though they're obv well intentioned, I would recommend either deletion or upmerging to the appropriate "transport stubs" category. Her Pegship (?) 23:05, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Proposals, November 2022

Netherlands restaurant stubs

Whig and Tory MP stub categories

Proposals, October 2022

Gujranwala District geography stubs

Virtual reality stubs

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