Template talk:Stub

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Replace image in stub templates?[edit]

I suggest changing the image in the stub links to a more generic metaphor. I have designed an image for this and it is located at Image:Puzzlepiece.jpg. Examples

Puzzlepiece.jpg This stub needs improving.

32 pixels sq.

Puzzlepiece.jpg This stub needs improving.

64 pixels sq.

Puzzlepiece.jpg This stub needs improving.

128 pixels sq.

I like that. What do other people think? --GreenReaper(talk) 22:01, 4 July 2006 (UTC)
What size do you think I should use per default? -- DeVandalizer 01:00, 5 July 2006 (UTC)
I think you should use 32x32. I know it looks nicer if bigger, but it's meant to be an icon, not to occupy excessive space. Perhaps display it in the full-size version on the stub categories? --GreenReaper(talk) 01:10, 5 July 2006 (UTC)
Sounds good to me. I'll make those changes. -- DeVandalizer 01:13, 5 July 2006 (UTC)
Ooo.. I'm liking this graphic. But do PNG please! :) Even on the small 32x32 (which I also think is best) you can see artifacts. -Nidonocu - talk Nidonocu 01:15, 5 July 2006 (UTC)
I tried using png orginally but it resulted in a larger file size with lower quality (for me). If you can compress it better please do so :) If you need a lossless file please email me by my user page and I can send you the original. -- DeVandalizer 01:18, 5 July 2006 (UTC)
I uploaded a smaller png version (32x32px) to Image:Puzzlepiece32.png. If you can tweak it to make it better please upload a new version. -- DeVandalizer 01:37, 5 July 2006 (UTC)
Ack, it looks like I'll have to do the 32px one manually as there's too much high-frequency detail to reduce automatically (hence the artifacts)... I'm on it now -- DeVandalizer 01:50, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

Suggest changing wording[edit]

Could we change the wording of the stub tags to emphasize.

  1. There's not necessarily anything wrong with the article, it's just shorter than an article about that topic should be
  2. You can help by expanding it.

Something like: "This stub could be expanded. You can help by editing it." --Rat 23:03, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

"Help expand this stub"? --GreenReaper(talk) 23:07, 31 March 2008 (UTC)
It's a bit...short. --Rat 23:13, 31 March 2008 (UTC)
Concise! What is not communicated with it that would be by a longer phrase? --GreenReaper(talk) 23:32, 31 March 2008 (UTC)