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''This is a proposal under discussion''
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A good minimum [[w:stub|stub]] article is very easy to write. It consists of:
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#A first paragraph saying what the head term means. The head term should be in '''bold''' type. One sentence is quite adequate.
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#A second paragraph saying why the subject is important enough to warrant a Wikipedia article. Again one sentence is adequate.
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#Optionally, a third paragraph giving relevant external links as a bulleted list. This should have a heading of ''External link(s)''.
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#A standard [[w:boilerplate text#stubs|stub warning]].
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That's all! If you can write such a stub, this is an alternative to deleting a sub-standard article, and can be useful in many different situations, for example suspected [[w:copyright violation|copyright violation]]s. In particular, if the text already appears elsewhere on the web, make that an external link.
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If you can write a better stub, or even an article, that's all the better. Always remember that stubs are ''only'' useful if ''someone'' makes them into an article. See also [[Wikipedia:Perfect stub article]].
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==Example==
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Suppose that a detailed page from the (fictitious and invented for this example) site www.kikmequik.com.ca has been posted with no explanation, and is a probable copyright violation. It describes the (also fictitious for this example) material Bananabalm, which is the article name. The following stub, which would take less than a minute to write, would be appropriate: 
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'''Bananabalm''' is an essence made from the roots of the [[piano tree]]. </nowiki>
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It has sacred significance to the [[Kikmequik]] tribe of Western Canada, and was used as money in the frontier days. </nowiki>
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<nowiki>==External links==</nowiki>
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<nowiki>*[www.kikmequik.com.ca\bananabalm.htm Detailed description and history]</nowiki>
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<nowiki>{{stub}}</nowiki>
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{{Wikimedia2}}
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[[Category:Archived proposals]]
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