Template talk:Stub

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Wording improvement

A question from User:Cusack on Talk:A.I. Capone promoted me to think a little about what this hatnote is intended to achieve for our wiki. What I said in my answer over there was that it's an invitation to contribute, and I think it's intended that way, but I think it comes across too stern, and not encouraging enough.

I'm thinking of something along these lines, but since this is a very widely used template, I'd like some opinions!

Stub sign.png

This article is a stub.

That means we think there's room here for some great new content, and we think you might be the right person for the job! If you feel inspired, we think you should be bold and expand or rewrite it!

Or with type parameter, for example, {{stub|monster}}:

Stub sign.png

This monster article is a stub.

That means we think there's room here for some great new content, and we think you might be the right person for the job! If you feel inspired, we think you should be bold and expand or rewrite it! You can take a look at Guideline: Monster Articles for guidance on this type of article.

What do we think? -- Djonni (talk) 16:11, 9 October 2019 (UTC)

This could make it a little less blunt i guess. Maybe we should details it in the stub category afterward.--WardPhoenix (talk) 21:27, 9 October 2019 (UTC)
Ohh! Putting a guideline in there is a great idea. At least people won't get hung up on thinking if the article they wrote is good enough. Cusack (talk) 23:22, 9 October 2019 (UTC)
I simplified the phrasing of the last sentence into a first conditional, rather than my ridiculous double conditional past subjunctive, and highlighted be bold. Still not 100% happy, but I'm glad you guys think it's worth doing.
And yes, WardPhoenix, I was also thinking of some explanation at Category:Stubs! -- Djonni (talk) 04:22, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
Notey.png Feedback required} I've made a little tweak of the wording for templates with a type parameter, and I'm satisfied with it. I'll wait for a little while to get any last comments, and then if all's well, I'll make the changes to the template. -- Djonni (talk) 08:48, 25 October 2019 (UTC)
No problem for me, I even needed to check the history to see what was the difference to be honest... xD --WardPhoenix (talk) 11:59, 25 October 2019 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Tick.png Done If you see any issues with the changes anywhere, please let me know. -- Djonni (talk) 15:22, 27 October 2019 (UTC)

Well i had a sudden though and wondered if we should also had a references to the Creators Manual, even in the original stub template, but I leave that up to you to decide.
I also switched the reference of Entertainment to Taverns in the template doc(all entertainment articles were taverns...). --WardPhoenix (talk) 15:37, 27 October 2019 (UTC)