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I love the tag wiki feature, but I just realised there could be a use case for combinations of tags. For example, the all too common question type "Give me regular expression to parse html?" It would be useful to have a defacto response on the regex+html page.

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The people posting the questions probably won't read the wiki, but it would be a good place to keep links to canonical answers so people closing dupes can find them easily. –  Brad Mace Dec 22 '10 at 20:19
    
@bemace That was my thinking as well. –  marcog Dec 22 '10 at 20:21

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To me this sound like one big, huge can of worms for little benefit.

Firstly, it would require a massive re-architecture of the way we store tag wikis.

Next up, how would people find these wikis? We will be creating little bits of content in areas where potentially nobody looks.

Sorry, declining.

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I just put usage guidelines in the Tag Wiki, like so:

The Excel tag is used for referencing the Excel spreadsheet application from Microsoft. If your question is about VBA then also tag it VBA. If it is about an Excel formula or worksheet function, then tag it worksheet-function.

The only problem is that the Team refuses to allow functionality to make the tags stand out, so they're easily missed.

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Perhaps I wasn't clear. That's for the general excel tag. But say for example you wanted to add text that only makes sense when both excel and formula tags were in the question? You cannot create a tag wiki for the combination. In other words, it's not to direct people about tagging but rather giving faq-like advice. –  marcog Dec 22 '10 at 20:06
    
@marcog: he's saying you could put that in either/both of the wikis for those tags... But it doesn't matter, because the folks who post those questions won't dig to find the wiki anyway. –  Shogging through the snow Dec 22 '10 at 20:07
    
@Shog But you can direct them to it. Since tag wiki's don't allow for anchor references, it's better having a small, limited body of text to reference rather than a general blurb. –  marcog Dec 22 '10 at 20:08
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@marcog: if you want to link to something specific, then you might as well cut out the middleman and just link to the bobince answer like everyone else. –  Shogging through the snow Dec 22 '10 at 20:12
    
@Shog9, I agree, most people will never look at the Tag Wikis. –  Lance Roberts Dec 22 '10 at 20:13

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