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Stubsensor is a wiki clean up project that analyzes the English Wikipedia and tries to identify out-of-the-ordinary Stub articles; the software never edits an article, only humans do. It is a fairly easy project that does not require a lot of Wiki markup skills that is suited for old and new volunteers alike.

You can use database reports to find other articles with stub templates that need to be removed.

What to do[edit]

Open a report that has not been completed and Read the How to help section. Then begin looking at articles and improving them. The project focus is around removing stub tags from articles that are no longer stubs; but you can make any improvements to the articles that are needed.


  • August 23, 2011 - 3,000 more articles - Now being worked
  • February 15, 2011 - 5,516 more articles - (Outdated, see above report)
  • August 26, 2010 - 6,666 more articles - (Outdated, see above report)
  • July 7, 2007 - 10,000 more articles - Done
  • March 7, 2007 - 10,000 more articles - Done
  • August 10, 2006 - 10,000 more articles - Done
  • Jun 07, 2006 - 2,000 more articles - Done
  • Jun 23, 2005 2,000 more articles are up for human review. - Done
  • May 16, 2005 Another 2000 articles generated by the first version of stubsensor to feature a cruft detector to eliminate some false positives. - Done
  • April 21, 2005 The top 2000 articles that have a really good probability of being mislabeled as a stub from the SQL dump of the same date. Completed in 7 days. - Done


Feel free to leave ideas here.

  • Hello, the edit summary volunteers are asked to use when they destub an article: "Stubsensor cleanup project; you can help!" doesn't mention that the article was, umm, destubbed. What about changing it to something like "Destubbed by a volunteer from the Stubsensor cleanup project; you can help!".S Sepp 20:39, 29 April 2007 (UTC)[reply]
  • Good idea, I will incorporate in the new update. Jeepday (talk) 10:20, 28 August 2010 (UTC)[reply]
Was this done? --Leahtwosaints (talk) 00:05, 31 October 2010 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, check Wikipedia:WikiProject Stubsensor/20100826, each section now has the statement If you want, you can place Destubbed by a volunteer from the Stubsensor cleanup project; [[Wikipedia:WikiProject Stubsensor/20100826|you can help!]] in your edit summary.

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