Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 157 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

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?

share|improve this question
up vote 4 down vote accepted

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):

share|improve this answer
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

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .