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Dofus Wiki

Up to date as of January 31, 2010

From Dofus

To use the stub template type/copy {{stub}} to mark pages as stubs.

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Essential information about stub

A stub is an article that is too short to provide information coverage of the subject, but not so short as to provide no useful information. You can help Dofus Wikia by removing inappropriate stub notices.

Another way to define a stub is an article so incomplete that an editor who knows little or nothing about the topic.

Sizable articles which lack wikification or copy editing are generally not considered stubs. Note that small articles with little information may end up being nominated for deletion.

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Adding a stub

Aside from the information above, the page may need an image or minor specific formating or there is a piece of information that is missing but is somewhere around the wiki but you dont have the moment to do the edition, so you may mark it as a stub but is great if you also leave a note in the talk page informing precisely what is missing as stub is very wide in its context and while some one knows what is missing the other person may not so by informing that what is what is missing makes it easier for other person to help improve the article.

Removing stub status

Once a stub has been properly expanded and becomes an article rather than just a stub, you or any editor may remove the stub tag from it. No administrators' action or formal permission is needed. Be bold in removing stub tags which are clearly no longer applicable.

Categorizing stubs

Stub template is composed of two distinct parts: first, a short message stating that said article is a stub of a particular kind and encouraging editors to expand it; second, a category link, which places the article in a stub category, together with other stubs with the same subject as it.

Ideal stub article

When you write a stub article, it is important to bear in mind that its main interest is to be expanded, and that thus it ideally contains enough information to give a basis for other editors to expand upon. The key here is to provide adequate context; the extreme case of a very short article, with little or no context to allow expansion, is a criterion under which articles may be speedily deleted.

Anyone can contribute to complete a stub.

Locating stub

  • Category:Stub the main list of stub categories and of articles contained within them

This article uses material from the "Stub" article on the Dofus Wiki wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

EQ2

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From EQ2i, the EverQuest II wiki

A Stub is a very short page, usually used as a placeholder to avoid red-links. It may have some actual information on it but is in dire need of expansion and completion,

EQ2i is by and for all of us, and every one of us can contribute to as well as use this resource! Use the edit button on any page you fancy to contribute your EQ2 knowledge to this Wiki.

See Category:Stubs for all the currently marked stubs.


This article uses material from the "Stub" article on the EQ2 wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Lostpedia

Up to date as of February 07, 2010
(Redirected to Lostpedia:Stub article)

From Lostpedia

A stub is an article that is short and lacking information. In general, it must be long enough to at least define the article's title, which generally means 3 to 10 short sentences. Note that a longer article on a complicated topic may be a stub; conversely, a short article on a topic of narrow scope may not be a stub.

Another way to define a stub is an article so incomplete that an editor who knows little or nothing about the topic could improve its content after a superficial Web search or a few minutes in a reference library. An article that can be improved by only a rather knowledgeable editor, or after significant research, may not be a stub.

Note that a stub is not just a short article. A stub is a short article where more information can be added.

Marking stubs

  • {{Stub}}: place this on articles where little info is added and you know there's more to be added. (View stubs)
    • It's possible to view every article as a stub when a show like LOST is the subject; use discretion. If it's four pages long, it's not a stub any more!
Use the templates below for stubs on a specific topic

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This article uses material from the "Lostpedia:Stub" article on the Lostpedia wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Recipes

Up to date as of February 13, 2010

Recipes Wiki, the recipe cookbook YOU can contribute to!

This article needs some work. You can help by adding some more information to it.
Or Create New Content
Name of article Template

This article uses material from the "Stub" article on the Recipes wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Runescape

Up to date as of February 07, 2010
(Redirected to RuneScape:Stubs article)

From the RuneScape Wiki, the wiki for all things RuneScape

Shortcuts:
RS:STUB
RS:STUBS

Stubs are RuneScape Wiki articles that have insufficient information. Stubs are generally one paragraph or less which give little or no information. However, this does not mean the stub is not a legitimate article; it just needs to be expanded.

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Information

When creating or editing a stub, its goal is to become a full, informative article. However, some articles may not require much information, though they still must cover as much space.

Don't assume that additions and improvements will immediately pour in of themselves. The best way to draw the attention of others into contributing a stub is by editing it yourself. Even if you do a small edit it will appear on the recent changes page, where many seasoned users love to follow the action, and jump in where there's work being done.

Naming a stub

When you've created or found a small article, simply edit the page and add the {{stub}} template. When you've completed this and saved the page, the article will then include this box:

Stub This article is a stub. You can help by expanding it.
This article is a stub. You can help by expanding it.

This will show that the article is stub. When people view the page, they will see this and hopefully try to expand the article.

Editing a stub

When editing a stub, there are a few things you should remember.

  1. Follow the standards of correct English. Write in full, clear sentences.
  2. Give a clear, precise definition or description of your topic.
  3. Avoid fallacies of definition. For articles about non-concepts (e.g., about kingdoms and cities), definitions are impossible, so begin with a clear, helpful, informative description of the subject. State what cities are in the kingdom, what it is known for, basic details of popular places, etc. A good definition or description may encourage potential contributors by suggesting the limits of the article, indirectly summarising what needs to be done. For example, Salvador Allende was the President of Chile from 1970 until 1973 would be a good description.
  4. Make sure any relevant linkable words have been linked.
  5. Submit the article with a Summary Comment that will attract the attention of others to your stub. If nothing else, copy and paste the stub itself into the Summary field when you save your article.
  6. Feel some responsibility for your stub article. There is a fine line between helping by outlining what needs to be done, and being annoying by not doing anything yourself. If nobody contributes to your stub for a few weeks, roll up your sleeves and expand it yourself. Take the fact that nobody has contributed as a hint that your stub might not have been that great, and if nothing else, try to make it a better stub.

Admittedly, these guidelines are in some sense irrelevant because no matter what you do, someone will probably fix the article for you. That's the beauty of a wiki! But if you want to contribute something positive, and you cannot write the whole article yourself, then at least let your contribution be an invitation to participation.

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This article uses material from the "RuneScape:Stubs" article on the Runescape wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

ST Expanded

Up to date as of February 07, 2010
(Redirected to Star Trek Expanded Universe:Stubs article)

The Star Trek Expanded Universe Database is for fanon and related content. See Memory-Alpha.org for the canon Star Trek wiki.

For a listing of "stub" articles, see: Category:Stubs.
This page is considered an official policy on Star Trek Expanded Universe. It has wide acceptance among editors and is considered a standard that everyone should follow. Except for minor edits, please make use of the discussion page to propose changes to this policy.

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Overview

A stub is an article which is too short to provide encyclopedic coverage of the subject, but not so short as to provide no useful information. To qualify as a stub an article must at least define the meaning of the article title. Often that means three to ten short sentences, but less text may be sufficient to qualify as a stub for articles on narrow topics, and complicated topics with more than ten sentences may still be stubs. However, in reality, many articles labeled as stubs are much longer. You can help by removing inappropriate stub notices.

Sizeable articles which lack wikification or copy editing are generally not considered stubs, and normal procedure is to add a cleanup tag instead. Small articles with little information may be nominated for deletion or merged into another relevant article.

While a 'definition' may be enough to qualify as a stub, a wiki is not a dictionary. If little or no information beyond the definition is ever likely to be included the entry should be merged or deleted.

Categorizing stubs

After writing or finding the short article, the editor should insert what is called a stub template, which makes it possible for the article to be flagged as a stub. By convention, stub templates should be placed near the bottom of the article.

Stub templates

Inserting {{stub}} to an article marks it as a general stub. If possible, add a more specific stub template by choosing one of those listed at Category:stub templates.

Removing stub status

Once a stub has been properly expanded and becomes an article rather than just a stub, you or any editor may remove the stub tag from it. No administrator action or formal permission is needed. Be bold in removing stub tags which are clearly no longer applicable.

See Category:Stubs for a listing of stub articles.
For more information about stubs and stub practices, see: Wikipedia:Stub.

This article uses material from the "Star Trek Expanded Universe:Stubs" article on the ST Expanded wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Starwars

Up to date as of February 04, 2010
(Redirected to Wookieepedia:Stub article)

From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

A stub is an article that is incomplete or lacking detailed information. A page of this length is almost always a stub, but not always. Please help by expanding any stub you may come across.

See also


This article uses material from the "Wookieepedia:Stub" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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