Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Stub types

WikiProject Stub sorting
Puzzle stub cropped.png
Project pagetalk
- Stub types (sections)talk
- Stub types (full list)talk
- To dotalk
- Naming conventionstalk
- Redirects categorytalk
Proposals (A)talk
- Current month
Criteria (A) (discontinued)talk
Deletion (Log) (discontinued)talk

This is a list of stub categories and templates. When you add a particular stub template to the very end of a stub article, that article is added to the template's related category and a stub message describing the category the stub belongs to appears in the saved, rendered stub article text, in the format:

[icon] This [description of the stub's category]–related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

This list is maintained and regularly updated by Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting (WP:WSS), the stub-sorting WikiProject, with the purpose of keeping a list of templates and categories the project approves, and so users can find the best-fitting stub template(s) for each stub article.

Note: Please do not add any other material here, as it will be removed.


Proposing new stub types

If you think that a new stub type not currently on this list is needed, please go to Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Proposals and follow the instructions at the top of that page. DO NOT simply create a new stub type and add it to this list; any such stub types are likely to be removed from the list and may be sent to Wikipedia:Stub types for deletion.

Proposing stub types before you create them also helps us see whether the stub type is needed, whether it clashes with existing stub types or structure, and whether it is correctly named.

Note to administrators deleting stub types

It is very important when you delete a stub type that you also remove it from the stub type list on this page, not only for maintaining consistency but also to avoid confusing stub-sorters. Please don't leave red links anywhere on this page! Otherwise well-formed stub categories may be deleted if they fall significantly below the threshold of 60 stubs (usually if they fall below about 50 stubs). In this event, well-formed stub templates on the list should be upmerged into appropriate parent categories rather than being deleted or redirected.

An important note on stub icons

Some stub categories relate to controversial issues. For this reason, their icons have been chosen carefully so they don't cause offense or appear biased.

Before you change any stub icon, please clear that icon change at both Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Proposals and at any WikiProject associated with the stub category.

Sizes of stub categories

On March 15, 2007, all size counts (by the number of stubs in each stub category) were removed from this page to improve accessibility and maintainability. The names of stub categories with lists of stub articles too long to be easily maintained is at WikiProject Stub sorting/To do § Oversized stub categories. A list of all stub categories, ordered by size, is at WikiProject Stub sorting/Stub type sizes.

Relationships between stub types

The parent-child relationships shown in the listing below reflect the relationship between categories into which each template places the article to which it is affixed. Multiple parentage is indicated by the presence of small text describing child stub types that appear elsewhere in the listing. This is done to eliminate duplication of stub counts, which inevitably leads to different values for the multiple listings of the same stub type as a result of human error.

Stub categories without a stub template

There are a few stub categories that are not associated with a stub template or contain only child categories (no articles):

Other Languages
Bahasa Indonesia: Wikipedia:Templat/Rintisan
norsk nynorsk: Wikipedia:Mal/Spirer
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Wikipedia:Članci u začetku/Spisak šablona