Help:Stub

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A stub is an article containing only a few sentences of text which — though providing some useful information — is too short to provide an adequate coverage of a subject, and which is capable of expansion. Sizable articles are usually not considered stubs, even if they lack wikification or copy editing. Non-article pages, such as lists, categories, templates, talk pages, and redirects, are not regarded as stubs.

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How to mark an article as a stub

After writing a short article, or finding an unmarked stub, you should insert a stub template. Choose from among the templates listed in the category stub message box.

This is placed at the end of the article, after the External links section, any navigation templates, and the category tags, so that the stub category will appear after all article content. As with all templates, stub templates are added by simply placing the name of the template in the text between double pairs of curly brackets - e.g. {{ Stub clan }}.

Stub templates have two parts: a short message noting the stub's topic and encouraging editors to expand it, and a category link, which places the article in a stub category alongside other stubs on the same topic. The naming for stub templates usually topic-stub. Here is the output of the of the code above (the stub template for clan pages):

Icon clan stub.pngThis article about a clan is a stub. You can help to expand it.

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