I just went to edit the tag wiki for and noticed that the Edit Tag Wiki button is conspicuously missing.

Tag Info for mini-site

I believe that this is because twenty (?) questions need to use a tag before anyone (<20k rep) can suggest an edit to it, but this isn't mentioned anywhere on the Tag Info page. Can an explanation for the missing Edit Tag Wiki button be added to the Tag Info page? The current text is below.

There is no tag wiki for this tag … yet!

Tag wikis help introduce newcomers to the tag. They contain an overview of the topic defined by the tag, along with guidelines on its usage.

All registered users may propose new tag wikis. Click the button below to get started.

(Note that if you have less than 20000 reputation, your tag wiki will be peer reviewed before it is published.)

  • I have a pending edit for the tag summary. Perhaps this is related? – Jeremy Banks Aug 24 '11 at 20:19
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    Ah, that might be it. In that case, perhaps the Tag Info page could indicate that there is a pending edit? – Chris Frederick Aug 24 '11 at 20:20

Came up with a fix:

If an edit is pending on a tag wiki, we now link to the Approve or reject tag wiki edits entry in Privileges if haven't enough rep to approve it.

  • @random: This is a bit . . . random . . . but is your name a description of your edit summaries? – Chris Frederick Aug 25 '11 at 5:55
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    @waffles Is this still in place? I don't see any such link when I look at [gprs], which I suspect currently has an edit pending: i.imgur.com/Qv8rR.png – Jason Plank Nov 14 '11 at 20:24

As Jeremy Banks noticed, there is a pending edit for that tag wiki: the one he proposed.



As with other posts, users who don't have the privilege of approving tag wiki edits just don't see the "Edit Tag Wiki" button on the tag wiki page, nor do they see the "edit pending" link.

To notice that on the meta site of other SE sites, it is not possible to edit the tag wikis, as reported by Jeff Atwood in a question I asked.

We aren't supporting tag wikis on per-site (child) metas right now -- we plan to push across all the standard meta tag wikis from meta.so regularly.

  • Wouldn't it be helpful to tell users who can't approve tag wiki edits that there is a pending edit preventing them from making a suggestion of their own? – Chris Frederick Aug 24 '11 at 21:23
  • Yes, it would be helpful. I got crazy trying to understand why I was not able to edit some posts, on a site where I didn't have the privilege of editing every post; at the end, I discovered (because Jeff answered to my question on the meta site for that site) that I would not see any "edit" link, if there are pending edits. – kiamlaluno Aug 24 '11 at 21:29

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