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==Finding and marking a stub==
 
==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 and including '''<nowiki>[[Category:Stubs]]</nowiki>''' at the bottom of the article text.
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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.
  
 
When you put the '''<nowiki>{{stub}}</nowiki>''' tag in the article and save it, you'll see the following message included:
 
When you put the '''<nowiki>{{stub}}</nowiki>''' tag in the article and save it, you'll see the following message included:
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==Fixing a stub==
 
==Fixing a stub==
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 and also delete the '''<nowiki>[[Category:Stubs]]</nowiki>''' from the bottom of the article text.
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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.
  
 
==Links-only articles==
 
==Links-only articles==
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[[Category:OrthodoxWiki]]
 
[[Category:OrthodoxWiki]]
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Revision as of 14:17, February 2, 2005

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.

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.

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