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Stub articles are generally short or does is graded as such on the [[FamilySearch Wiki:Article assessment#Quality|article assessment quality scale]], or both. If they are not sorted, then it means they are less likely to be edited to higher quality as nobody necessarily knows the page is in need of attention. Even if a page is sorted into a category indicating it is in need of attention, such as the articles needing a [[FamilySearch Wiki:Cleanup|cleanup]], it is still not as good as putting it in a stub category. This is because stub categories attract experts in specific areas, whereas generic cleanup and [[FamilySearch Wiki:Deadend_pages|deadend]] categories do not.
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Stub articles are generally short, is graded as a ''stub'' on the [[FamilySearch Wiki:Article assessment#Quality|article assessment quality scale]], or both. If they are not sorted, then it means they are less likely to be edited to higher quality as nobody necessarily knows the page is in need of attention. Even if a page is sorted into a category indicating it is in need of attention, such as the articles needing a [[FamilySearch Wiki:Cleanup|cleanup]], it is still not as good as putting it in a stub category. This is because stub categories attract experts in specific areas, whereas generic cleanup and [[FamilySearch Wiki:Deadend_pages|deadend]] categories do not.
  
 
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==Parentage==

Revision as of 19:39, 25 May 2010

This project has been started to better organize and categorize stubs and stub categories. This page and its subpages contain suggestions; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other contributors. Everyone is welcome to help; for more information please inquire on the talk page.

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Project goals

This WikiProject aims primarily to sort stubs, meaning to classify stubs into smaller groupings. The project has the following aims:

  1. Ensure better categorization of stubs
  2. Ensure that stubs are sorted as uniformly as possible
  3. Aim to keep categories at moderate sizes
  4. Maintain stub categories and templates
  5. Ensure that any new stub categories and templates are reasonable, usable, and useful

Why is stub sorting important?

Stub articles are generally short, is graded as a stub on the article assessment quality scale, or both. If they are not sorted, then it means they are less likely to be edited to higher quality as nobody necessarily knows the page is in need of attention. Even if a page is sorted into a category indicating it is in need of attention, such as the articles needing a cleanup, it is still not as good as putting it in a stub category. This is because stub categories attract experts in specific areas, whereas generic cleanup and deadend categories do not.

Parentage

Structure

See FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Stub sorting/Stub types for more information on existing stub types.
See FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Stub sorting/List of stubs for a compact list of all stub types.

Guidelines and criteria

  • To see the current guidelines and other information on stub sorting and stubs in general, see: FamilySearch Wiki:Stub.