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    This project is completed, check User:Triddle/stubsensor#Reports for the newest version.

    If you disagree with the removal of a stub tag from an article please see the article discrepancy section.
    There's a huge one!

    Stubsensor never edits an article; only humans do. Welcome to another stub cleanup project by Triddle and Andrew Rodland. Here you can get information about volunteering to help remove the stub tag from articles that are really not stubs; this cleanup project is made possible by stubsensor. Continue reading for further instructions.

    How to help[edit]

    The task is to remove the {{stub}} tag (or one of its relatives) from the listed articles on which it does not belong. This is really the key; it would be simple to make a computer program to remove the tag from each article but this is not what should be done. A human really needs to make a decision to remove that stub tag or not.

    Sometimes it can be difficult to judge if an article is a stub or not. In this case the safest thing to do is just to ignore the article. We will run across it again and at that time it might be more clear. In general stubs will be short, 3 to 10 sentences long. However there is no rigid rule for stub or article length. It is possible an article for a simple subject can completely cover it in only 10 sentences. It is also possible that a stub for a complex topic may be much larger than 10 sentences.

    The stub tag is a good way to indicate an article is one that your average person would be able to conduct research on and expand. If further expansion of the article requires college education or fundamental understandings of the concepts then the {{expand}} template is probably the best choice. A stub is certainly not just an article that needs work: if the article has more than a stub worth of information but needs to be cleaned up, remove the stub tag and put {{cleanup}} at the top of the article.

    If you are not sure if an article is a stub, you can also look at the pages of the wikiproject(s) of which the article is a part. Wikiprojects will often list more specific conditions on when articles of a certain kind should be tagged as stubs. You can often find out what wikiproject(s) an article is a part of by looking at the discussion page of the article. A good example is found at Wikipedia:WikiProject U.S. Roads/Assessment, many Start class articles may be mis-tagged as Stubs.

    Another useful tag is {{sectstub}} which allows a specific weak section to be tagged instead of an entire article.

    If the article is no longer a stub and the stub is the only category the article is in please add the tag {{Uncategorized}} when unstubifying, then a category specialist can help make the article easier to find by adding the appropriate categories.

    Articles without references can be tagged with {{unreferenced}}

    Other cleanup-related tags may be found at Wikipedia:Template_messages/Cleanup.

    Where to help[edit]

    You are more likely to contribute useful work if you read the How to help section above.

    Thank you for showing an interest in helping; please read this before continuing. To contribute follow one of the links below and sign your name in a section. Each page is split into 25 sections and each section has 20 articles. Further instructions are in each individual section. Thanks again for your consideration.

    100% completed (Estimate)

    100% completed as of May 17, 2007 Completed in about 70 days! (~2months n abit)


    Feel free to sign your name and leave any comments if you volunteer for this cleanup project.

    • Thanks for helping everyone. I look forward to reading any ideas or comments you have. Triddle 08:20, 8 March 2007 (UTC)
    • It's back ! This is always a fun place to spend some time. --Jeepday 13:59, 8 March 2007 (UTC)
    • Ksbrowntalk 19:01, 8 March 2007 (UTC)
    • Stubsensor's back! Lets get to work! Canadianshoper 00:25, 9 March 2007 (UTC)
    • Count me in. Vassyana 18:16, 13 March 2007 (UTC)
    • Do I even have to sign? :) --WoohookittyWoohoo! 06:09, 14 March 2007 (UTC)
    • Looks like a fun and painless way to start getting involved on Wikipedia PGWG 19:05, 14 March 2007 (UTC)
    • Happy to help --NigelJ talk 00:00, 25 March 2007 (UTC)
    • I agree, does sound like a great way to get involved in wikipedia. petze 09:55, 24 April 2007 (UTC)
    • Hello people, I'm happy to help. I'm planning to make a significant contribution. S Sepp 13:52, 27 April 2007 (UTC)
    • Hi people! I hope to help a lot, but if I destubify something that I shouldn't, drop me a note at my talk page, and I'm sorry in advance if I screw up. But I hope I won't :). And this is REALLY REALLY addictive. Neranei 23:05, 4 May 2007 (UTC)
    • I've already started to work. I originally planned not to join, but this is pretty addictive. --queso man 17:52, 7 May 2007 (UTC)
    • I did one section and am planing on doing more, this is pretty fun. Urdna 18:29, 11 May 2007 (UTC)
    • I've been doing a section every now and then, all the cool kids are stubsensoring! Pax:Vobiscum 21:18, 16 May 2007 (UTC)
    • Yay, it's finished! I only did a few sections but i feel I helped somewhat. Thanks. Smiley200 15:59, 17 May 2007 (UTC)
    • It was over when I got here, when's the next one so that I can actually help? --Thinboy00 talk|contribs 23:34, 22 June 2007 (UTC)
    Triddle usually gets a new one a few weeks after the old is done. There is a somewhat similar project at Wikipedia:Unreferenced articles you are welcome to come help there until the next stubsensor is up. Jeepday (talk) 02:51, 23 June 2007 (UTC)
    Howdy Yall - I'll do the next stubsensor as soon as I can. I just checked the Wikipedia dumps and there seems to be some problem; as it stands right now, the most recent dump is about a month old, a little too old to be effective for the cleanup project. I might not catch the next dump in time either as I'm getting ready for a move to the San Francisco bay area, but I promise it will be back as soon as possible. :-) Triddle 15:06, 23 June 2007 (UTC)