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Yesterday I filled out the excerpt for the Dragonage-origins tag wiki on Gaming.SE, but I did not fill in anything in the main tag wiki. Today, the mouseover popup for the tag still only shows the request to edit the wiki, not the excerpt as I imagined.

Is this the intended behaviour or is it a bug?

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Have you verified this by adding the body and then subsequently seeing the wiki on the mouse over? It could also be caching. I entered some here on MSO (including the body) the other day and they didn't show up straight away. – ChrisF Jan 10 '11 at 17:41
Not yet, I can try that but I'm not sure how long I have to wait due to caching of the popup. I first assumed that it was caching, but after 1 day I decided to report it. – Mad Scientist Jan 10 '11 at 17:44
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You are correct - this was a bug. It will be fixed in the next deployment.

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This does seem to be the case. Reviewing the "recently created tag wikis" that 10k and diamonds can see, newly created wikis come in the following order around the time of yours.

I could go further, but it already demonstrates that many of these are already past the normal cache date. The only consistent factor is the presence or abscence of the wiki. So, indeed, there does seem to be a bug that occurs if you enter an excerpt but leave the wiki blank.

According to the list, everyone is actually credited with creating the wiki in addition to the excerpt. So it seems to actually detect whether there is textual content in the tag wiki, rather than if the wiki exists. And on detection of nothing but blankness, it goes with the "help us create a wiki" message.

Makes me wonder if that means that this earlier request is effectively implemented now...

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