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Category:Stubs[edit]

The {{stub}} template places articles in Category:stubs.
This category should be routinely cleared to prevent a backlog.
There are currently 2 articles in this category (update).

Vetting of unlisted templates[edit]

The conversion of templates to {{asbox}} has uncovered over 7000 stub templates which are not listed on the official stub lists. These need to be checked: if they are approved, they should be listed; if they are not, then need to be assessed at either WP:WSS/D or WP:CFD. Many of the unapproved ones will need renaming to conform with stub standards. A full list of these 7000+ templates can be found at Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Templates to vet and its subpages.

Categories created, to be populated[edit]

Newly created[edit]

See Category:Underpopulated stub categories ({{popstub}})

In need of re-sorting[edit]

See Category:Overpopulated stub categories ({{verylargestub}})

Templates and categories approved, yet to be created[edit]

See To create

Incorrect stubbing[edit]

Manually populated categories[edit]

There is a list of stubs which have been manually added to stub categories (rather than by use of a stub template) at Wikipedia:Database reports/Stubs included directly in stub categories. All of these articles should have the category removed, and (unless the article is not a stub) replaced by a stub template. If it appears as if the same editors are repeatedly adding categories manually, the template {{uw-directcat}} can be used to inform them how stubs should be categorised.

Redlinked templates[edit]

There is a list of articles with redlinked stub templates at Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/missing stubs. In many cases the templates that should be on the articles have been added to the list. Some of these redlinks are simply spelling mistakes, others are vandalism, but most involve templates which are too finely-grained to yet exist. All of these need correcting to existing stub types (once one is done, please remove it from the list, either through striking it out or (if a whole section is completed) by removing the section. Once the page is empty, please leave a note on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Stub sorting/missing stubs for a new list to be generated.

Overlong "stub" pages[edit]

Wikipedia:Database reports/Long stubs lists pages that are marked as stubs, but seem excessively long for stubs. These should be reviewed for possible migration to a higher class. If it is determined that these are no longer stubs, please remove the stub templates, and, where applicable, update the article talk pages to indicate the new class for the article.

Other reports[edit]

Instructions for rebuilding these reports are found at the bottom of each page.

Undersized stub categories[edit]

There are several hundred undersized stub categories. Some of these are newly created and need populating, others might be brought up to the 60-stub threshold level by sorting stubs into them. Severely undersized categories which currently have no chance of reaching the threshold may need to be taken to WP:SFD for deletion/upmerging. Undersized stub categories are listed in Category:Underpopulated stub categories.

Wikipedia:Database reports/Unused stub templates has a similar list of stub templates that have been built, but which have no articles using the template. You can help by finding stub articles to add these templates to. If the templates are not needed, perhaps because the topic is already covered by another stub template, consider listing the template on WP:SFD for deletion.

Oversized stub categories[edit]

Updated February 19, 2020 from this query

with six or more listings pages[edit]

Category Pages Article Status
Bashkortostan geography stubs 22 4397
Central Russia geography stubs 17 3232
Parliament of England (pre-1707) MP stubs 17 3257
Ancient Greece stubs 13 2520
Spilomelinae stubs 12 2298
Lamiinae stubs 11 2168
Siberia geography stubs 11 2141
Chrysomelidae stubs 11 2064
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly stubs 10 1901
Actinobacteria stubs 10 1830
Muricidae stubs 10 1890
Queensland geography stubs 10 1801
Pakistani politician stubs 10 1915
Silent film stubs 10 1851
Indiana Registered Historic Place stubs 9 1642
Southern Russia geography stubs 9 1658
Bulbophyllum stubs 9 1629
Pyramidellidae stubs 9 1626
Phaegopterina stubs 9 1671
2000s rock album stubs 8 1550
Punjab, India geography stubs 8 1482
Missouri river stubs 8 1407
Coleophoridae stubs 8 1410
Salticidae stubs 8 1575
Sculpture stubs 8 1473
Araneomorphae stubs 8 1447
Perm Krai geography stubs 8 1430
Iowa Registered Historic Place stubs 8 1545
Eupithecia stubs 8 1411
Megachile stubs 8 1430
Weevil stubs 8 1596
Italian Roman Catholic bishop stubs 8 1415
New South Wales geography stubs 8 1494
Hypsogastropoda stubs 8 1476
British Christian clergy stubs 8 1567
Erebinae stubs 7 1266
Conservative MP for England stubs 7 1257
Lithosiini stubs 7 1286
Central Province, Sri Lanka geography stubs 7 1356
2010s drama film stubs 7 1240
Olethreutinae stubs 7 1229
Archipini stubs 7 1302
Cyprinidae stubs 7 1386
Scarabaeidae stubs 7 1279
Plant disease stubs 7 1294
Pterostichinae stubs 7 1399
French politician stubs 7 1363
Gecko stubs 7 1385
Roman Catholic bishop stubs 7 1343
Minnesota geography stubs 7 1257
American engineer stubs 7 1233
Algeria geography stubs 7 1372
Bharatiya Janata Party politician stubs 7 1378
Northwestern Russia geography stubs 7 1369
Saskatchewan geography stubs 7 1312
Australian rugby league biography stubs 6 1043
Acanthocinini stubs 6 1147
Silent German film stubs 6 1130
Gammaproteobacteria stubs 6 1125
American jurist stubs 6 1124
Alphaproteobacteria stubs 6 1110
Kansas geography stubs 6 1068
Australian politician stubs 6 1015
Pakistani railway station stubs 6 1171
1990s country song stubs 6 1050
2000s indie rock album stubs 6 1118
2000s pop album stubs 6 1060
Alabama geography stubs 6 1034
Linyphiidae stubs 6 1032
Christian clergy stubs 6 1020
2010s rock album stubs 6 1003
Puerto Rico geography stubs 6 1032
Noctuinae stubs 6 1048
Organic compound stubs 6 1190
Calpinae stubs 6 1100
Rubiaceae stubs 6 1093
Mesostigmata stubs 6 1154
Nigeria geography stubs 6 1141
Iowa building and structure stubs 6 1032
Georgia (U.S. state) geography stubs 6 1150
Pyraustinae stubs 6 1036
Buprestidae stubs 6 1140
French athletics biography stubs 6 1002
Harpalinae stubs 6 1169
Documentary film stubs 6 1005
Cornwall geography stubs 6 1158
Cosmopterigidae stubs 6 1185

with five listings pages[edit]

Category Pages Articles Status
2000s single stubs 5 859 1 sub-cat; suggest we split by year as with 2010s stub cat
Tennessee Registered Historic Place stubs 5 806 No upmerges or sub-cats.
1990s rock album stubs 5 995 No upmerges, 5 sub-cats.
1990s single stubs 5 871 No upmerges or sub-cats; suggest we split by year as with 2010s stub cat
2000s album stubs 5 980 No upmerges, 10 sub-cats
2000s alternative rock album stubs 5 808 No upmerges, 2 sub-cats
2000s rock song stubs 5 992 No upmerges or sub-cats
Alberta geography stubs 5 810 No upmerges; several sub-cats by region
American academic administrator stubs 5 855 No upmerges or sub-cats
American academic biography stubs 5 984 No upmerges, 14 sub-cats
American actor stubs 5 951 No upmerges, 3 sub-cats
Arkansas geography stubs 5 881 3 upmerges, 3 sub-cats
Australian Labor Party politician stubs 5 815
Baronet stubs 5 862
Biochemistry stubs 5 905
Czech ice hockey biography stubs 5 876
Decapoda stubs 5 816
Dragonfly stubs 5 844
English people stubs 5 956
European nobility stubs 5 807
First Nations stubs 5 822
French writer stubs 5 877
Galaxy stubs 5 975
German athletics biography stubs 5 981
German nobility stubs 5 967
Ghana geography stubs 5 874
Greece geography stubs 5 950
Illinois Registered Historic Place stubs 5 815
Illinois politician stubs 5 995
Indian National Congress politician stubs 5 998
Indian actor stubs 5 936
Indian politician stubs 5 945
Individual ship or boat stubs 5 982
Insect stubs 5 948
Italian actor stubs 5 937
Japanese actor stubs 5 865
Kentucky geography stubs 5 981
Lizard stubs 5 851
Mississippi geography stubs 5 955
Moldova geography stubs 5 944
Nebraska geography stubs 5 952
New Zealand rugby union biography stubs 5 888
Newfoundland and Labrador geography stubs 5 874
Northern Ontario geography stubs 5 930
Panama geography stubs 5 896
Papua New Guinea geography stubs 5 825
Protein stubs 5 980
United States organization stubs 5 857
United States television program stubs 5 972 1 upmerge, 7 sub-cats.
United Kingdom television programme stubs 5 827 1 upmerge, 3 sub-cats.
Tree stubs 5 922 No upmerges, 4 sub-cats.
American artist stubs 5 874 No upmerges, 6 sub-cats.
Bangladeshi politician stubs 5 899 3 upmerges, no sub-cats.
West Virginia Registered Historic Place stubs 5 881 No upmerges or sub-cats.
Kentucky Registered Historic Place stubs 5 833 3 upmerges, no sub-cats.
Victoria (Australia) geography stubs 5 886 No upmerges, 4 sub-cats.
Arkhangelsk Oblast geography stubs 5 908 1 upmerge, no sub-cats.
Polyommatinae stubs 5 830 No upmerges or sub-cats.
Arctiinae stubs 5 954 No upmerges, 4 sub-cats.
Paralympic medalist stubs 5 849 17 upmerges, 14 sub-cats.
Bee stubs 5 897 No upmerges, 3 sub-cats.
Dytiscidae stubs 5 940 No upmerges or sub-cats.
Hadeninae stubs 5 926 No upmerges, 5 sub-cats.
Tachinidae stubs 5 970 No upmerges, 4 sub-cats.
Notodontidae stubs 5 851 No upmerges or sub-cats.
Nervous system drug stubs 5 907 No upmerges, 4 sub-cats.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa geography stubs 5 937 21 upmerges, 4 sub-cats.
Satyrinae stubs 5 824 No upmerges or sub-cats.
American business biography stubs 5 886 No upmerges, 5 sub-cats.
American medical biography stubs 5 892 1 upmerge, 2 sub-cats.
American historian stubs 5 945 No upmerges, 2 sub-cats.
British business biography stubs 5 840 16 upmerges, 5 sub-cats.
1980s Malayalam-language film stubs 5 859 No upmerges or sub-cats.
Ray-finned fish stubs 5 804 17 upmerges, 28 sub-cats.
South Korean railway station stubs 5 840 No upmerges or sub-cats.
India rail transport stubs 5 838 No upmerges, 2 sub-cats.
Elachistidae stubs 5 859 No upmerges, 1 sub-cat.
Australian rules biography, 1890s birth stubs 5 855 No upmerges or sub-cats.
Australian rules biography, 1880s birth stubs 5 969 No upmerges or sub-cats.
Phycitini stubs 5 892 2 upmerges, 4 sub-cats.
Mordellistena stubs 5 955 No upmerges or sub-cats.
Scaritinae stubs 5 964 No upmerges or sub-cats.
1910s drama film stubs 5 835 No upmerges, 1 sub-cat.
Ankara Province geography stubs 5 875 No upmerges or sub-cats. Suggest split by district.
Utah Registered Historic Place stubs 5 801 No upmerges or sub-cats.
American television film stubs 5 895 No upmerges, 3 sub-cats.
Great Britain MP (1707–1800) for England stubs 5 805 No upmerges or sub-cats.
Tenebrionoidea stubs 5 956 12 upmerges, 3 sub-cats.
Apomecynini stubs 5 983 No upmerges, 3 sub-cats.
Bacteroidetes stubs 5 821 No upmerges or sub-cats.
Institutional Revolutionary politician stubs 5 1000 No upmerges or sub-cats.
1920s silent drama film stubs 5 868 No upmerges or sub-cats.
Euliini stubs 5 957 No upmerges, 4 sub-cats.
Spilosomina stubs 5 883 No upmerges or sub-cats.
Euchromiina stubs 5 969 No upmerges, 1 sub-cat.
Lamiini stubs 5 849 No upmerges, 1 sub-cat.
Human chromosome 1 gene stubs 5 819 No upmerges or sub-cats.
European women's football biography stubs 5 1000 15 upmerged templates, 14 sub-cats; needs re-sorting.
Scopula stubs 5 805 No upmerges or sub-cats.
Somme (department) geography stubs 5 838 No upmerges or sub-cats. Suggest split by arondissement.