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Multiple stubs? (issue being voted)

Is there any Wiki-Policy on having more than one stub? I have been editing various Japanese related topics, and many of them could have more than one stub. For example, both a japan-stub and lit-stub, or japan-stub and history-stub. I know that it looks uglier (and probably more unprofessional) to have more than one stub. I know that I read somewhere about a proposal to put the stub messages on the Talk page instead of the main page, which would solve that problem. gK ¿? 14:06, 29 Nov 2004 (UTC)

I think it would be in the best interest to place the article in the best fit, and any other stub that could relate into the Talk page.
For example: Adolph Gottlieb has two stubs.
He would be best placed in an painter stub, if it existed
However, he would be best placed under the bio-stub since he is a person.
Then the art-stub would be placed in the Talk page.
-- AllyUnion (talk) 05:03, 22 Dec 2004 (UTC)
But then again, considerations should be thought when which WikiProject would likely expand the article more.
The basic idea behind the project is to avoid using the stub template, since it's highly overused. I understand how some topics would eventually overlap. Possibly the best solution that we could do is to simply add the categories in which the article belongs to. Things that relate to Japan and History usually goes under Japanese History or something. -- AllyUnion (talk) 05:07, 22 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Is there any policy or explanation on when or how to create a stub. I guess ideally that every active Wikiproject should have a stub, as well as every notice board, plus any Collaboration of the Week that doesn't have a corresponding Wikiproject or notice board. (And I think that the reverse should be also be true, that there should be a Wikiproject set up (even if it is inactive) for every topic-stub.) gK ¿? 10:43, 22 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Science stubs (news)

There's a danger of Category:Science stubs becoming the new Category:Stubs. I've been categorizing things out of there when they're obvious (plants, animals, things that are unambiguously physics or chemistry, diseases go into medicine, and so forth). I wanted to alert the project to the idea that we may just be getting another One Big Stub Category problem. grendel|khan 23:24, 2004 Dec 27 (UTC)

Category for deletion - Category:Stub (not relevant anymore)

According to Wikipedia:Categories for deletion#Category:Stub, a grand total of three people have decided that Category:Stub should be deleted. Although they talked about it, they haven't yet listed Template:Stub for deletion as well. This may or may not be a good thing. The fact that they are doing it without even notifying the Stub sorting WikiProject, however, is not the way that things should be done in my opinion. The fact they will probably delete the category and the template (if nobody speaks up soon) and at the same time probably not fixing all the pages that mention those pages, is a very bad thing in my opinion. gK ¿? 08:01, 30 Dec 2004 (UTC)

I think it's a stupid idea. -- AllyUnion (talk) 18:48, 30 Dec 2004 (UTC)
The fact that a change this big wasn't discussed in either Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals) or Wikipedia:Village pump (policy) is also "A VERY BAD THING" (official trademark of gK). gK ¿? 20:21, 30 Dec 2004 (UTC)
Although the point is mostly irrelevant now, I'd like to point out that the suggestion was not to get rid of stubs entirely or to stop putting them in a category, but rather to change it to Category:Stubs, which in fact should probably have been done when the category was reinstated, but it's hardly worth fixing at this point (since template changes have caching problems with categories). Most of our other categories have plural names. -Aranel ("Sarah") 21:18, 26 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Weird Stub sorting? (temporal state)

I'm confused. When you go to Category:Stub categories, you will see "Historical stubs" as a subcategory, but if you go to Category:Historical stubs it only shows as a child of Category:History, and not as a child of Category:Stub categories like I would expect it to be. gK ¿? 03:09, 2 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Someone edited the stub category template and broke it. Fixing that now. -- AllyUnion (talk) 08:41, 2 Jan 2005 (UTC)

More confusion: Some of the Africa related stubs are showing up as articles under Category:Stubs by region, such as Ernest Shonekan and Shehu Musa Yar'Adua. gK ¿? 22:30, 2 Jan 2005 (UTC)

This one... I'd say is a bug... or a delay in the update of the category. -- AllyUnion (talk) 10:16, 3 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Universal stub tag. (aborted attempt)

I have created a new stub tag, {{ustub}} which should make stub sorting easier. Rather than having lots of seperate stub tags for each category, this stub tag uses a parameter for the stub's category. The syntax for it is {{ustub|Category}}.


{{ustub|Automobile}} instead of <nowiki>{{auto-stub}}</nowiki>.
{{ustub|Computer}} instead of <nowiki>{{compu-stub}} </nowiki>.
{{ustub|Disney}} instead of {{disney-stub}} .

Putting it to use, I have created Category:GNOME stubs (for articles relating to the GNOME desktop environment) using {{ustub|GNOME}} instead of creating a {{GNOME-stub}} tag. Norman Rogers\talk 14:03, 3 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Huh... interesting idea. A lot of changes will need to be made... -- AllyUnion (talk) 09:42, 6 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Nevermind... Norman, Metastub does the same thing. I thought that your stub would in effect use the template (the approprate template) by simply inserting the name. -- AllyUnion (talk) 09:45, 6 Jan 2005 (UTC)
(I was thinking it did something like: {{ {{{1}}}-stub }} -- AllyUnion (talk) 09:50, 6 Jan 2005 (UTC))

Egypt stub & PBS stub (lone newsflash)

I don't know why, but on my computer, the Sphinx image for the Egypt stub wouldn't show until I increased the size to 40 pixels from 30 pixels. I also added the PBS logo to the PBS stub. gK ¿? 05:21, 6 Jan 2005 (UTC)

China stub (discussion moved to Template talk:China-stub)

We have a similiar problem for the China stub that we had for the Japan stub. A user decided the PRC flag was inappropriate so they deleted it. But then someone replaced the flag with an animated Chinese dragon that ended up looking like an unidentifiable red blog when shrunk. It would be nice to have a simple graphic to represent China, but I am not sure what it should be.

There is also the problem of what should go into the China stub--is it for all the different Chinas? Hong Kong has already been separated out in three different stubs. I've proposed that there probably should be a Taiwan stub. Should the Chinese stub be only for the PRC? gK ¿? 06:35, 6 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Er... That is a hard question to answer. The reason I say this is because culturally, Taiwan has kept a lot of the traditions that once were considered Chinese before the civil war. I'm going to discuss this more on the template talk page. -- AllyUnion (talk) 10:02, 6 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Bird stub (already discussed)

How about making a Bird-stub category. There are plenty enough bird stubs for one. --DanielCD 19:47, 27 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Stub or stubs? (irrelevant)

While thinking of the general stub category, why is it called Category:Stub when the general rule with categories is to use a plural? Grutness|hello? 07:03, 29 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Skip it - I've just read the comments on this further up this page. Grutness|hello?