If you identify a group of stubs that do not fit in an existing category, or if an existing stub category is growing too large and might be optimized by creating a narrower category, you might propose the creation of a new stub category. Proposed new stub types are debated at [[Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Proposals]]. Before you start a new stub category, make sure you consider these six guidelines:
If you think you have satisfied these guidelines, propose the new stub category. If there are no objections within a week, you can go ahead and create the new stub category.
First, you will need to create the template which will be displayed on the articles which contain the stub. This should be named logically, following this model: ''Template:topic-stub''. For more information please refer to [[Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Naming guidelines|this article]].
In the past, it was standard practice to add a small image to the stub template (the "stub icon"), but this is now discouraged, as it increases the strain on the Wikipedia servers.
Next, you will need to create a category to hold the articles which will have the new stub tag attached to them. ''Do this before you add your new template to any articles.''