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A '''stub''' is an article or section on '''OrthodoxWiki''' which is underdeveloped.  It often consists of only one paragraph, a rough outline, or incomplete information.
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A '''stub''' is an article or section on '''OrthodoxWiki''' which is underdeveloped.  It often consists of only one paragraph or sentence, a rough outline, or incomplete information.  A stub is '''not''' simply an article or section that could use more material added to it (use the [[Template:Incomplete|Incomplete]] tag for that).  A stub is something that is inherently lacking and doesn't tell the reader the most basic information about the subject.
  
==Finding and marking a stub==
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==About Stubs==
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===Finding and marking a stub===
 
If you find a stub on OrthodoxWiki, you can either fix it by '''[[Help:Editing|editing]]''' it to include more material or at least calling it to others' attention, marking it as a stub by including the '''<nowiki>{{stub}}</nowiki>''' tag in the article or section body.
 
If you find a stub on OrthodoxWiki, you can either fix it by '''[[Help:Editing|editing]]''' it to include more material or at least calling it to others' attention, marking it as a stub by including the '''<nowiki>{{stub}}</nowiki>''' tag in the article or section body.
  
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===Fixing a stub===
==Fixing a stub==
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You can fix a stub by '''[[Help:Editing|editing]]''' it to include more thorough material, thus developing it to a full-fledged article.  If you fix a stub (and thus bring it into the realm of non-stubness), please be sure to remove the '''<nowiki>{{stub}}</nowiki>''' tag.
 
You can fix a stub by '''[[Help:Editing|editing]]''' it to include more thorough material, thus developing it to a full-fledged article.  If you fix a stub (and thus bring it into the realm of non-stubness), please be sure to remove the '''<nowiki>{{stub}}</nowiki>''' tag.
  
==Links-only articles==
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===Links-only articles===
 
An article which consists only of a set of links may qualify as a stub, but it more likely simply needs to be included in the appropriate category by including '''<nowiki>[[Category:Links]]</nowiki>''' at the bottom of the article text.
 
An article which consists only of a set of links may qualify as a stub, but it more likely simply needs to be included in the appropriate category by including '''<nowiki>[[Category:Links]]</nowiki>''' at the bottom of the article text.
  
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==Finding Stubs==
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A list of stubs can be found at [[:Category:Stubs]].
  
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Latest revision as of 03:00, June 4, 2006

A stub is an article or section on OrthodoxWiki which is underdeveloped. It often consists of only one paragraph or sentence, a rough outline, or incomplete information. A stub is not simply an article or section that could use more material added to it (use the Incomplete tag for that). A stub is something that is inherently lacking and doesn't tell the reader the most basic information about the subject.

Contents

About Stubs

Finding and marking a stub

If you find a stub on OrthodoxWiki, you can either fix it by editing it to include more material or at least calling it to others' attention, marking it as a stub by including the {{stub}} tag in the article or section body.

When you put the {{stub}} tag in the article and save it, you'll see the following message included:


This article or section is a stub (i.e., in need of additional material). You can help OrthodoxWiki by expanding it.


Fixing a stub

You can fix a stub by editing it to include more thorough material, thus developing it to a full-fledged article. If you fix a stub (and thus bring it into the realm of non-stubness), please be sure to remove the {{stub}} tag.

Links-only articles

An article which consists only of a set of links may qualify as a stub, but it more likely simply needs to be included in the appropriate category by including [[Category:Links]] at the bottom of the article text.

Finding Stubs

A list of stubs can be found at Category:Stubs.

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