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Alternatives[edit]

I think we should further discuss the suggested alternative of bolding the word instead of linking it. Excessive use of bolding is like excessive use of captials, it's hard on the eyes, distracting, (just plain tacky looking), and not part of the convention for written English, etc. Now italics don't bother me as much and don't detract from the visual appearance of the page (as much), in my opinion. RJFJR (talk) 14:49, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

  • I agree. I will remove that suggestion.--Blargh29 (talk) 14:52, 24 November 2009 (UTC)
  • I agree as well. Bolding serves no useful purpose here and will only make the article harder to read.—Preceding unsigned comment added by RadioFan (talk) 19:07, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

Pictures[edit]

I don't think that the inclusion of the File:Omniplex Science Museum - Kirkpatrick Air and Space Museum.jpg adds anything to this essay. First, it is kinda hard to see and understand what is it. I had to click through to realize that it was a picture of a museum. Second, having two pictures disrupts the flow of the article, forcing the second picture into the "What Makes A Good Stub" section, where it messes with the left justification of the bullet points. Third, two images are not really necessary for an essay of this length. Of the two images, the tree picture is a clear metaphor for the point of the article. Fourth, it is not clear why the museum photo is even included. The caption is "It is nice to have at the very least a small description of each of these exhibits in this museum so viewers know what it is." Does this mean that ALL of those specific items are notable? Or is it a metaphor for making stubs about lots of stuff. Either way, it's confusing and possibly misleading.--Blargh29 (talk) 18:53, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

Appearance in Signpost[edit]

This essay appeared in the November 23, 2009 version of the Wikipedia Signpost, available at Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2009-11-23/News and notes.--Blargh29 (talk) 18:57, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

Userbox Template[edit]

If anyone wants to spread the word about this essay, put this userbox on your userpage: {{User Stubs}}--Blargh29 (talk) 03:29, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

Full[edit]

Why doesn't this essay say anything to the effect of "making full articles is even better"? --24.181.82.171 (talk) 02:53, 30 June 2011 (UTC)