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Why are you removing section-stub from articles?[edit source]

Begin copy from User talk:Gem

Do you not believe that it serves an useful purpose? And if so, can you make a case for it so those of us who do watch Category:Has stub sections can see the light? — Stabber 01:04, 29 March 2006 (CST)

Wasn't there discussion of this? I thought that section stub is only used in larger pages, which are mostly complete. On these small pages which clearly should include certain things (item articles, quest articles, ...) everyone can easily see what is missing. Therefor section stub is not necessary, only the general stub category. I left the section stubs to larger and un-intuitive articles, where the section stub marker really gives info. I also left it to places where for example a walkthrough was in some form ready, so that people can see what is missing.
As a general rule I suggest (if there isn't a rule allready) to have only a general stub if 1) the missing parts can clearly be seen 2) the page follows a common template (eg. collector items). Use section stub if 1) the missing parts are not easily seen in the article (eg. Some part is partially complete) 2) The page is really large.
I edited every page with a section stub according to these rules, but other stub pages are still possible not stubbed in this manner. Any comments and suggestions are welcome. User:Gem/Sig 03:42, 29 March 2006 (CST)
I tend to agree with Gem's reasoning here. There is no need to include section stub on monsters for example as the general template for them is well known. If skills/desc/drops/etc... are missing just stub the whole article. --Rainith 03:48, 29 March 2006 (CST)
The problem is that nearly every monster article is currently a stub. One of these days I will finally crack and destub everything in an orgy of documentation. — Stabber 05:27, 29 March 2006 (CST)
Monster articles should be destubbed if they have the 4 main sections + the beast box filled out. i.e. Description, Location, Skills Used and Items Dropped should be complete (or a close as we can get), plus the beast box should have a picture (not of the beast dead either there are still one or two of those floating around) and the info for Species, Profession and level all filled out. There are some monsters that don't have any regular (or any in some cases) drops or that don't use any skills, in which case these sections would be "None" and for the monsters where the profession or species is unknown it should be labeled as such. --Rainith 05:37, 29 March 2006 (CST)

End copy from User talk:Gem

We need a bot[edit source]

Most of the articles in this category shouldn't be here. Only the articles Armor Penetration, Damage and GuildWiki:Content policy use the stub-section tag correctly. All of the armor articles should have the armor-stub tag at the top and they should not have the stub-section tags. All this according to the talk on my user page. (See the copy above) A bot or a botlike human should do this, I can't do continue further or I'll collapse. --User:Gem 12:41, 15 May 2006 (CDT)