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AWB's 'Auto Tag' feature erroneously removes some stub tags
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See this edit to Sandhills chub. Per the talk page, it is classified as stub, yet Auto Tag removed the stub tag.

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The auto tagger doesn't care about the talk page classification. I'd say the first page is definitely too long to be a stub

@Tom.Reding are you reporting that the en-wiki agreed definition of stub requires us to look for particular templates or tags on the page talk page?

@Reedy, in the "Alerts" window, I sometimes see "Long article with a stub tag" in those situations. AWB does not remove the tag in those cases. Is there a character-count grey-area where the alert is displayed, above which it triggers the removal?

@Rjwilmsi, no, but a talk page check just before stub-tag removal (so as to minimize unnecessary talk page queries AND to minimize removing desired stub tags) does seem like a good idea.
I'm just 1) curious what triggers AWB to remove a stub tag, and 2) reporting what I see as wrong behavior.