FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Stub sorting

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This project has been started to better organize and categorize stubs and stub categories. This page and its subpages contain suggestions; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other contributors. Everyone is welcome to help; for more information please inquire on the talk page.

Project goals[edit | edit source]

This WikiProject aims primarily to sort stubs, meaning to classify stubs into smaller groupings. 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

Why is stub sorting important?[edit | edit source]

Stub articles are generally short, graded as a stub on the article assessment quality scale, 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, whereas generic cleanup and deadend categories do not.

Parentage[edit | edit source]

Structure[edit | edit source]

See FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Stub sorting/Stub types for more information on existing stub types.

Guidelines and criteria[edit | edit source]

  • To see the current guidelines and other information on stub sorting and stubs in general, see: FamilySearch Wiki:Stub.