Template talk:Stub

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I'm not monolingualist, but don't think it is a good idea so frequently used template is written in a language most of Wikipedians can't understand. --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 01:49, 1 Jul 2005 (UTC)

I presume that this comment was written when this template wasn't multilingual. I'm sorry, but the approach to put 13 languages in one box doesn't strike me as particularly workable either. It's absurd that a simple message of dubious utility should take up more screen real estate than the text of most of the pages it is placed on. And what exactly is gained when an English page has a multilingual stub notice? Why not use a stub notice in whatever the language the page is written in, e.g. stub-en, stub-fr, and so on -- it's unlikely that someone who doesn't understand the language of the page can meaningfully expand it. This seems to be an example of the opposite of English language imperialism, namely, multilingual fetishism. Let's do something completely stupid and unnecessary just so we can appear more multilingual than we actually are!--Eloquence 04:04, 17 October 2005 (UTC)
This message should really be shorter. English, German and French, maybe Polish and Japanese, but that should be it really. Esteffect 23:41, 27 March 2006 (UTC)
See Meta:Language select for a possible solution. // Pathoschild (talk) 04:32, 28 March 2006 (UTC)


  • Without dir="rtl" the final dot renders rightmost here. Gangleri · Th · T 09:46, 21 July 2006 (UTC)