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Some days ago I created . I now see an entirely unrelated description in its tag. Since I do not see any possibility to flag, what should I do?

  • Edit my version by simply removing the existing description? Doesn't this lead to an edit-war?

  • Alert the editor somehow?

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If you're sure that the existing excerpt is incorrect, edit (or suggest an edit if you have <20k reputation) and correct the description. Create a full wiki entry while you're there, if you feel inclined.

In the unlikely event that this leads to an edit war, that's the time to flag.

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Thank you, will do! – false Dec 9 '12 at 22:53
You can't even flag tag wikis, you'd need a meta discussion. – animuson Dec 9 '12 at 23:14
Hmm, that's right, @animuson. Well, you can flag tagged questions. – Michael Petrotta Dec 9 '12 at 23:15
Yes, flag any post with that tag and use the "it needs ♦ moderator attention" and use the "other" field to describe the problem. – jmort253 Dec 9 '12 at 23:23
What exactly would flagging do in the first place? So the moderator makes the change again? That doesn't really solve anything. As far as I'm aware, a tag wiki can't be "locked" like a normal post. If there's two users arguing over what should be in a wiki, a Meta question is probably the only way you're going to solve it. – animuson Dec 10 '12 at 2:23
@animuson: Meh. A Meta question may build a consensus on the correctness of the content, but it won't fix an "edit war", unless both sides pay attention to the Meta question, and that's unlikely. I see your point about flags - all mods can do is fire off a warning message, if there's abuse in the war. – Michael Petrotta Dec 10 '12 at 2:44

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