Template talk:US-politician-stub

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The reason a portrait of an American politician was used was to separate it from other American stubs, many of which use the flag. The same reason is used for splitting other nationalrelated stub icons. In any case, the image should probably be removed in line with the policy of removing icons from large category templates to help the servers - see [[1]]. Grutness|hello? Grutness.jpg 06:38, 11 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Aw, that's too bad. I liked Teddy on there. Oh well, it's good to keep the load off the poor servers. I'd like to make a note to the file to re-add it if the hardware is beefed up at some point. --Chowbok 01:07, Apr 27, 2005 (UTC)

Phrasing[edit]

{{editprotected}} Hey guys, I was wondering what you'd think of adding "and [[Wikipedia:Verifiability|citing the source]] of your information" to the stub text? Some people feel like it's "bugging people," but since to a certain extent with laid the foundation for a lot of these articles with the bare facts, it's probably increasingly useful to connect people the verification guide. I know I'd feel less anxious about some of the additions to the articles if they were footnoted, and I think it's good to get people "trained" at the stub-editing level. jengod 19:02, 30 December 2005 (UTC)

  • A good idea, but wouldn't that need to be done with all stub templates? howcheng {chat} 20:24, 10 January 2006 (UTC)
  • This proposal was controversial and Jengod has withdrawn it. 2 good reasons for doing so: 1) Many articles *are* referenced, 2) it will look terrible with the same line mulitiple times every time a stub is double-stubbed. --Valentinian 00:46, 20 January 2006 (UTC)
This discussion has either been closed, or there is no longer a need for the {{editprotected}} template. -- Ec5618 16:03, 30 January 2006 (UTC)

What is a politician?[edit]

A page on a Foreign Service Officer received this stub. I looked up politician, and it doesn't seem appropriate for them. Comments? Thanks. Marshcmb 00:04, 25 February 2006 (UTC)

this could totally be a thing. I changed the tag for Jack Dyer Crouch, II. it seemed like a wrong fit. I'll try to look at it further. St. Puid, Head of Assisi 19:17, 10 October 2008 (UTC)

Request for edit[edit]

Can some administrator please add a sort order of µ to the category, Category:American politician stubs?

Ergo, change it to: [[Category:American politician stubs|µ]]

Markles 18:44, 8 May 2006 (UTC)