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Is there a way I can search the Tags for tags with no tag wiki created yet?

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Not really a search, but just visiting the New tags page will reveal quite a few: stackoverflow.com/tags?tab=new –  Bart Feb 1 '13 at 19:05
    
@Bart Thanks! But it would be nice if there was a way to search more popular (5+ uses or so) tags for tags with no wikis. –  BenjiWiebe Feb 1 '13 at 19:10

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You can use the Stack Exchange Data Explorer for this (specifically the Tags table).

Since I am so very helpful, I just wrote a query to do this: Most common tags with missing wiki/excerpt. Feel free to fork it to suit your needs. Note that since it is the Data Explorer, you're not accessing live data, but reasonably fresh for this type of query I should think.

I'm not a SQL master so it's probably inefficient, but it finishes on Stack Overflow, so yeah.

I did it

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Only thing is... I do not want tags that already have a wiki. If they have a wiki, but no excerpt, I am still not interested. –  BenjiWiebe Feb 1 '13 at 21:39
    
@BenjiWiebe Well, as I said, you can fork the query to make it do exactly what you want. Only finding missing wikis is a trivial alteration. –  lunboks Feb 1 '13 at 22:07
    
I prefer data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/query/73048/wikiless-tags which shows the beginning of the excerpt or body when it's present. We both wrote essentially the same query, so we can't be doing it wrong, right? — LearnedSQLByWritingQueriesOnDataSE –  Gilles Feb 1 '13 at 22:43
    
@Everyone Thanks! –  BenjiWiebe Feb 1 '13 at 22:48
    
@Gilles Wow yeah, that is really similar, LEFT JOINs and all. Although I'd like to know how your query returns 21402 results and mine 21401. Surely this must be witchcraft. –  lunboks Feb 1 '13 at 22:53
    
@lunboks My query finds xmobar and reports an empty excerpt and an empty body. At the time of the last dump, there was a suggested edit on the tag wiki excerpt and body but no accepted content yet. Which explains why the tag may be an edge case, but not why our near-identical queries would treat it differently. –  Gilles Feb 1 '13 at 23:49

One alternative way to find tags with no tag wiki is to visit the NEW tab on the tags page as indicated by @Bart in the comments.

This will give you the latest added tags and those often doesn't come yet with a wiki or excerpt.

As you see how many questions already have the tag you can judge how valuable an excerpt/wiki would be. As a bonus you spot misspelled tags (retag those questions so the misspelled tag gets removed at 03:00 UTC) or tags that either should be synonyms of existing tags or simply be replaced by a better tag.

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Just to add somewhat to the current answers, the only way of currently doing this is, indeed the Data Explorer.

A while back I created a query to display those tags, without wikis or excerpts, that you might be able to complete. Just put in the name of a tag which you know something about and all the related tags without wikis will be displayed in descending order by the number of questions tagged with that tag.

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You can get close by googling for +"There is no tag wiki for this tag" +site:http://stackoverflow.com/tags.

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Interesting way of doing things. Will I get kicked out of SE sites if I use a non-SE search engine for tags? ;) –  BenjiWiebe Feb 1 '13 at 19:11
    
@BenjiWiebe, no, you're encouraged to use Google. –  Lance Roberts Feb 1 '13 at 19:13

No, there is no way to search Tags using any Tag criteria, though at some point they may add the ability to search in favorite tags (see comments here).

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