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Development stages are little indicators placed next to a link to a book or a page to indicate its progress, as reviewed at a certain date. They also are used on a book's main page to indicate the book's progress as a whole. They help readers identify comprehensive content, while drawing editors' attention to pages needing work.

Wikibook Development Stages
Sparse text 0% Developing text 25% Maturing text 50% Developed text 75% Comprehensive text 100%


Quart stages

There are two templates that create the quart stages indicators: {{stage}} and {{stage short}}. They take the development stage as their first argument and a date as an optional second:

Markup Displays as
[[Main Page]] {{stage|100%|Jan 11, 2005}}
Main Page 100% developed  as of Jan 11, 2005 (Jan 11, 2005)
[[Main Page]] {{stage short|100%|Jan 11, 2005}}
Main Page 100% developed  as of Jan 11, 2005

If the second parameter is not included in the {{stage}} template the date will not be displayed.

Deci-stages

The {{decistage}} template creates an indicator with ten stages:

Markup Displays as
[[Main Page]] {{decistage|10|Jan 11, 2005}}
Main Page Development stage: 100% (as of Jan 11, 2005)

Book completion status

Readers browsing through a certain subject area or classification often want to view books that are complete or closer to completion. In order to indicate the level of completion for a book, add {{status|<PROGRESS>}} to a book's main page, where <PROGRESS> is one of the following: 0%, 25%, 50%, 75%, or 100%. Don't abuse this to try to make your book more popular; misleading readers will cause them to leave in frustration.

Use To put a book in
{{status|100%}} Completed books
{{status|75%}} Books nearing completion
{{status|50%}} Half-finished books
{{status|25%}} Partly developed books
{{status|0%}} Freshly started books

TODO list

Sometimes it's very hard to figure out what should be added in one page rather than in another. If you evaluate a page to an incomplete stage, you know what is missing. So don't forget to fill a TODO list. Add {{Todo|<MISSING>}} to the page, where <MISSING> is a text describing what should be added to make the page complete.