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A good preliminary page [[w:stub|stub]] is very easy to write. It consists of:
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#A first paragraph saying what the head term describes. 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 document on a PC-BSD wiki page. Again one sentence is adequate.
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#Optionally, a third paragraph giving relevant applicable external links as a bulleted list. This should have a heading of ''External link(s)''.
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#Recommended: An outline of topics or ideas to help others continue to expand the page.
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#A standard [http://www.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/boilerplate_text#stubs stub warning].
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That's all! If you can write such a stub, this is an alternative to removing a sub-standard page, and can be very useful in the process of creating or revising the PC-BSD Handbook. Also, it is a way to handle suspected [[w:copyright violation|copyright violation]]s. In particular, if the text exists on the web already, make that an external link which also helps to feed back into the community by increasing interconnectedness.
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If you can write a better stub, or even a PC-BSD wiki page, so much the better. Always remember that stubs are ''only'' useful if ''someone'' develops them into a detailed and coherent PC-BSD wiki page. See also [[PC-BSD wiki:Perfect page stub]].
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==Example==
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Imagine that a detailed page from a (mythological and fabricated for this example) site www.alter-microsquish-vacs.com.py has been posted with no explanation, and appears to be a likely copyright violation. It describes the (also fantastical for this example) device, Max'O'slydePad 9000, which is the page name. The following stub, which would take only a quick moment to compose, would be appropriate: 
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<nowiki>
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'''Max-O-slydePad 9000''' is a device made to compete with the [[caress|Banana Tote Caress]] by Electric Plantain Village</nowiki>
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It is the most recent product by to the [[microsquish|Alter Microsquish Vacs Corporation]] of Pearl Island, and incorporates the latest Supra-Glide technology. </nowiki>
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<nowiki>==External links==</nowiki>
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<nowiki>*[www.alter-microsquish-vacs.com\mosp9k.htm Detailed description and retail outlet]</nowiki>
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<nowiki>{{stub}}</nowiki>
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[[Category:PC-BSD Wiki standard]]
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