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

Removing stub status Edit

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 Be bold in removing stub tags which are clearly no longer applicable.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 Edit

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 Edit

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 Edit

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