A stub is an article that is short and lacking information. In general, it must be long enough to at least define the article's title, which generally means 3 to 10 short sentences. Note that a longer article on a complicated topic may be a stub; conversely, a short article on a topic of narrow scope may not be a stub.

Another way to define a stub is an article so incomplete that an editor who knows little or nothing about the topic could improve its content after a superficial Web search or a few minutes in a reference library. An article that can be improved by only a rather knowledgeable editor, or after significant research, may not be a stub.

Note that a stub is not just a short article. A stub is a short article where more information can be added.

Marking stubs

  • {{Stub}}: place this on articles where little info is added and you know there's more to be added. (View stubs)
    • It's possible to view every article as a stub when a show like LOST is the subject; use discretion. If it's four pages long, it's not a stub any more!
Use the templates below for stubs on a specific topic

See also