Removing stub status from Wikipedia pages

Hi, everyone. Aimee asked this question about how to remove stub status, so I thought I’d share the response with everyone.

 

Shortcut:

Once a stub has been properly expanded and becomes a larger article, any editor may remove its stub template. Noadministrator action or formal permission is needed. Stub templates are usually located at the bottom of the page, and usually have a name like {{something-stub}} if you are using the classic wikitext editor rather than VisualEditor.

Many articles still marked as stubs have in fact been expanded beyond what is regarded as stub size. If an article is too large to be considered a stub but still needs expansion, the stub template may be removed and appropriate {{expand section}} templates may be added (no article should contain both a stub template and an expand template).

Be bold in removing stub tags that are clearly no longer applicable.

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Carol Stabile is a founding member of Fembot , an online collaboration of scholars conducting research on gender, new media, and technology. She teaches at the University of Oregon. View all posts by cstabile

One response to “Removing stub status from Wikipedia pages

  • aimeekatefritsch

    You can also removed the ‘needs citation’ tag very easily. It’s simply the first line of code in the article, and once that is deleted, the tag is taken gone! ~Thanks Bryce!

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