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# Wikipedia:Find or fix a stub

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A stub on Wikipedia is a very short article, generally of one paragraph or less. For some reason Most Wikipedians hate stubs. Considering that large articles are difficult if you want a potted history of a subject perhaps stubs should be better respected... as long articles may not necessarily be better articles, of course all articles started off as stub.

The software can automatically mark short entries if you set the Threshold for stub display higher than 0. This makes it easy to find or fix a stub. See Special:Preferences. If you can't think of anything better to do, you can:

• search for stub articles and then list them here,
• better yet – fix one by adding more detail, or
• go through this list and remove links to articles that are no longer very short.

If you create a stub, add this boilerplate text to encourage other users to destubify the article:

Feel free to add any stubs you find or create, or delete the ones that have been fixed.

This list generally follows the following format:

Letter

• Persons (by family name), groups of persons, and companies

• Places and times

• Things, ideas, and not-yet-categorized stubs

• Person:

• Place:

• Thing:

• Place:

• Place:

• Place:

• Person:

• Place:

• Place:

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