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How to Expand a Stub

A stub is a very short article, generally of one paragraph or less. Most stubs fail to cover all but the most trivial subject completely.

A sub-stub is, informally, an extremely short article, shorter even than most dictionary entries. The term implies the information in the stub is insufficient or hard to interpret, e.g., "An airplane is a flying machine with wings," or "Douglas Adams was a famous author who has died in the United States". While stubs are legitimate and useful articles, sub-stubs can be considered otherwise, as they are sometimes confusing or misleading. They may therefore be deleted, depending on the situation.

The wikimd software can display links to stubs differently if you set the Threshold for stub display higher than 0, for example 200 to mark articles shorter than 200 characters. This makes it easy to find/fix (add content to) a stub. See Special:Preferences to set your threshold, or Preferences for help on this and other settings.

For lists of stubs, see the section below on lists of stubs. See also these helpful pages:

Page size || The perfect stub || wikimd:Requests for page expansion || wikimd:Topical index

Stub alert!

If you create a stub, please add the following tag at the end: {{msg:stub}} (See wikimd:MediaWiki custom messages for more information). This will make the article display the following text from Template:stub:


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Articles on Expanding

Govt. policies / Guidelines
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  5. Articles on Expanding in N Eng J Med, Lancet, BMJ
  1. US National Guidelines Clearinghouse on Expanding
  2. NICE Guidance on Expanding
  3. NHS PRODIGY Guidance
  4. FDA on Expanding
  5. CDC on Expanding

Media articles Expanding

Patient Resources / Community
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  5. Videos on Expanding
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  4. Directions to Hospitals Treating Expanding
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Evidence Based Medicine

Healthcare Provider Resources
  1. Cochrane Collaboration on Expanding
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  3. TRIP on Expanding
  1. Symptoms of Expanding
  2. Causes & Risk Factors for Expanding
  3. Diagnostic studies for Expanding
  4. Treatment of Expanding

Clinical Trials

News on Expanding
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  2. Trial results on Expanding
  3. Clinical Trials on Expanding at Google
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Definition of Expanding

Flickr on Expanding
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Books on the topic

Facebook posts Expanding
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Continuing medical education (CME)

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Pintest on Expanding Commentary & #Expanding
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and thus encourage other users to expand the article.

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Lists of stubs

To find a stub, use the following lists (to see what links to this and similar pages):

Automated: Most wanted stubs || Stubs w/o stub-msg || Shortpages

By what links to special stub pages: MediaWiki:stub || Wp:ff/stub || Tolkien stub

By full-text search for the stub message

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