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I just realized that was made a synonym of . While I appreciate that (easier to understand), is missing a tag wiki. So I wanted to copy and modify the one I wrote for , but I'm unable to find a way to retrieve it.

Can we retrieve wikis and excerpts from tags which have been deleted or made a synonym?

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When a tag is deleted or merged into another one, the wiki and excerpt are orphaned - but they still exist. Moderators have access to a list of these, so a request should be able to get you links to the revision histories (from which you can copy the markdown):

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This really should be done automatically. – Mechanical snail Sep 24 '12 at 23:43
    
What should, exactly? If you rename a tag (by merging it into one that doesn't exist), the wiki is copied over automatically; not sure how clever we should get with trying to merge wikis though. – Shog9 Sep 25 '12 at 0:27

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