Wikipedia:Most wanted stubs

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This page lists stubs that have the most links from other Wikipedia articles. Articles which are linked to or from many places generally cover important topics. They are likely to be read frequently and therefore should be of the highest quality. Popular stubs should be expanded as a priority.

Status and how to help[edit]

If you know anything about any of these subjects, visit an appropriate page and share your wisdom with the rest of Wikipedia!

In order to prevent duplication of effort, please remove articles from this list if you fix them yourself (by removing the stub tag after the article is no longer a stub), or if you happen to notice that they are already fixed.

The list currently includes articles that are tagged {{stub}} or {{*-stub}} (where "*" is anything except "section"). Only links from the main (article), Category, Template, and Portal namespaces are counted. Additional links from templates included in other pages are not counted.

How to update[edit]

Methods that no longer work well:

1.) Ask User:Beland had some Perl scripts for this purpose but they are rusty.

2.) Try /How to update.

3.) User:Triddle says wpfsck is offline due to the conversion of database dumps to the new XML format.

Suggested improvements[edit]

  • A definition for the Simple English version should be developed (started and abandoned a while back).
    • Simple English is a different project, so I'm not sure that's needed for this page. -- Beland 22:58, 20 December 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
      • Simple English is a different project, but that doesn't mean it can't be covered in the English wiki. - Matthew kokai 04:01, 12 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Yes it does. Each project is run separately. We don't decide what happens on the Simple English Wikipedia, that needs to be considered there and can be co-ordinated on Meta. Warofdreams talk 05:06, 15 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Declare the word or character count in the stub, on this page, so that we can easily de-stub those things that are not stubs but merely have a mouldy stub template affixed to them.

See also[edit]


The below list was created from the January 25, 2006 database dump. As of November 17, 2007 all the un-struck articles still have stub tags.

Pearle, a bot, will feature a random selection of these stubs on Template:Opentask (skipping the ones that are struck through).

  1. Frank_B._Zoltowski (184 links)
  2. Lutz_D._Schmadel (182 links)
  3. Luciano_Tesi (175 links)
  4. Pontevedra_(province) (147 links)
  5. Satoru_Otomo (144 links)
  6. Deux-Sèvres (141 links)
  7. Peter_Kušnirák (140 links)
  8. Oizumi_Observatory (140 links)
  9. Phyllanthaceae (138 links)

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