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Some Wikipedians have formed a project to better organize and categorize stubs and stub categories. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. Everyone is welcome to help; for more information please inquire on the talk page or see the "To do" list.


[edit] Project goals

This WikiProject aims primarily to sort stubs in Wikipedia. To do this the project has the following aims:

  1. Ensure better categorization of stubs
  2. Ensure that stubs are sorted as uniformly as possible
  3. Aim to keep categories at moderate sizes
  4. Maintain stub categories and templates
  5. Ensure that any new stub categories and templates are reasonable, usable, and useful

[edit] Why is stub sorting important?

Stub articles are generally short or below the high Wikipedia standard, or both. If they are not sorted, then it means they are less likely to be edited to higher quality as nobody necessarily knows the page is in need of attention. Even if a page is sorted into a category indicating it is in need of attention, such as the articles needing a cleanup, it is still not as good as putting it in a stub category. This is because stub categories attract experts in specific areas (chemists can see chemistry stubs for example), whereas generic cleanup and deadend categories do not.

[edit] Helpful hints

[edit] Parentage

[edit] Structure

See Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Stub types for more information on existing stub types.
See Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/List of stubs for a compact list of all stub types.

[edit] Guidelines and criteria

[edit] New stubs

[edit] Important article links

See also: Category:WikiProject Stub sorting, all subpages of this page

[edit] Participants

The full list became too long for this page. It has been moved to Category:WikiProject Stub sorting participants.
Current number of participants is 255.

[edit] Stub sorting methods

[edit] General rules

[edit] Things to do

[edit] Tools

To shop for more tools, see Wikipedia:Tools or Wikipedia:Tools/Browser tools.

The default sort key of a page for categories can be changed using the new {{DEFAULTSORT}} magic word. For instance, on George Washington, {{DEFAULTSORT:Washington, George}} would cause a subsequent [[Category:United States presidents]] to be equivalent to [[Category:United States presidents|Washington, George]], not [[Category:United States presidents|George Washington]]. This is especially useful when the article belongs in many categories.

[edit] Project templates

These are the project's templates. They are not the same as the stub templates used by the project.

WikiProject Stub sorting
WikiProject icon This page is maintained by WikiProject Stub sorting, an attempt to bring some sort of order to Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, you can choose to improve/expand the articles containing this stub notice, or visit the project page, where you can join the project and see a list of open tasks.

[edit] See also

Directory Directory of WikiProjects


Council WikiProject Council


Guide Guide to WikiProjects

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