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A stub is a short article which contains a few sentences of text, which is too short to provide extended coverage of a subject, but not so short as to provide no useful information. Bigger articles are usually not considered stubs, even if they lack style, format or copy editing. Such pages are listed under [[:Category:Pages Needing Cleanup|Pages Needing Cleanup]] or [[:Category:Pages Needing Wikification|Pages Needing Wikification]].
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A stub is a short article which contains a few sentences of text, which is too short to provide extended coverage of a subject, but not so short as to provide no useful information. Bigger articles are usually not considered stubs, even if they lack style, format or copy editing. Such articles should usually be tagged with a [[Project:Cleanup|cleanup template]] instead of a stub template.
  
If you have additional information about the subject, you can simply edit the stub page or section to expand it.
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== Marking Stubs ==
You might spot a stub page or section that is not labeled as a stub yet and you have no additional information to add. In this case you should add the <code><nowiki>{{stub}}</nowiki></code> or <code><nowiki>{{sectstub}}</nowiki></code> template to the page or section respectively to include it in the list of stubs.
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After writing a short article or finding an unmarked stub article, you should insert a ''stub template''. Use {{[[template:editor-stub|editor-stub]]}} for stub pages related to [[UnrealEd]] features, {{[[template:api-stub|api-stub]]}} for stub pages about class and interface descriptions, and {{[[template:stub|stub]]}} for other stub pages.
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== Removing Stub Status ==
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Once an article has been properly expanded, any editor can remove its stub template. No [[Project:Administrators|administrator]] action or formal permission is required.
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== Locating Stubs ==
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* [[:Category:Stubs]]
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* [[Special:Shortpages]]

Revision as of 11:56, 18 February 2008

A stub is a short article which contains a few sentences of text, which is too short to provide extended coverage of a subject, but not so short as to provide no useful information. Bigger articles are usually not considered stubs, even if they lack style, format or copy editing. Such articles should usually be tagged with a cleanup template instead of a stub template.

Marking Stubs

After writing a short article or finding an unmarked stub article, you should insert a stub template. Use {{editor-stub}} for stub pages related to UnrealEd features, {{api-stub}} for stub pages about class and interface descriptions, and {{stub}} for other stub pages.

Removing Stub Status

Once an article has been properly expanded, any editor can remove its stub template. No administrator action or formal permission is required.

Locating Stubs