A stub is a short incomplete article that is little more than a place holder for a longer definitive article. The length of the article is less important that how long it is in contrast to how long it should be. In other words some articles need only be a paragraph long to be considered complete, whilst other article may still be stubs even if they are many paragraphs in length.
As such stubs should in general be discouraged as they add little value to the site. Sometimes however it may be useful to add cases to a stub or use it as a linking article between multiple other articles.
Each stub should be given the tag 'stub' so that they may be found easily. Adding this tag also triggers a message to be added to the bottom of the article when viewed which will highlight its status as a stub to the reader.
List of current stubs
There are many stubs in existence which can do with your help. This is a list of these stubs. Adopt one today and expand it.
Help and Style Guide
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- general overview
- numbers, units and operators
- language and spelling
- punctuation etc...
- have a play in our sandbox (test page)
- how to create an article (watch YouTube tutorial)
- anatomy of an article
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- see also
- adding images to an article
- merging duplicate articles
- eponymous syndromes
- synonyms (watch YouTube tutorial)
- why upload cases to Radiopaedia.org
- how to upload a case (watch YouTube tutorial)
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- anatomy of the perfect case
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Synonyms & Alternative Spellings
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