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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

}} 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, October 2023

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


1910s American Western (genre) film stubs

This concerns two stub templates/categories: {{1910s-Western-film-stub}} / Category:1910s Western (genre) film stubs and {{1910s-US-film-stub}} / Category:1910s American film stubs.

"Western" contains 263 articles while "American" contains 630 articles. Intersection of the categories assessed via PetScan shows a count of 163. This would reduce "American" to 467 and "Western" to 100. Thanks for considering. --User:Ceyockey (talk to me) 00:56, 3 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Pseudochromidae stubs

The fish family

Pseudochromidae has not least than 90 stub articles within the Category:Ray-finned fish stubs. So I propose the creation of the Category:Pseudochromidae stubs. Best, --Fadesga (talk) 15:12, 3 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply

Proposals, September 2023

Cyprinidae stubs reorganization

Category:Cyprinidae stubs currently has a backlog of 812 pages, and not enough subcategories. Therefore, I propose to reorganize it like this: Current structure:

New structure:

This would involve creating the following categories/templates:

And deleting these categories/templates:

Andumé (talk) 20:07, 30 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ranunculaceae stubs

Hi there. The Category:Ranunculaceae is large, with over 250 existing stubs. So I propose the creation of Category:Ranunculaceae stubs. Best, --Fadesga (talk) 22:02, 27 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Boraginaceae stubs

Hi there. The Category:Boraginaceae is large, with over 300 existing stubs. So I propose the creation of Category:Boraginaceae stubs. Best, --Fadesga (talk) 21:28, 27 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Restaurant stubs

Ukraine military stubs

Several stub templates + categories to pull from Category:Japanese dam stubs

Alismatales stubs

European politician stubs

Turkish airline stubs

Moss stubs