I was browsing the suggested edits queue and ran across a suggestion that had no buttons. It's a wiki edit for a tag which appears to no longer exist.

no buttons

It also doesn't appear to be formatted the same as other tag wiki edits. Normally it would say " tag wiki" but this just says "orphan wiki" and links to the revision history, which is empty.


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Well this is a bit annoying. I changed it so we automatically reject all the suggested edits on orphan wikis. There is no ideal way of acting here, but this will do as orphan wikis are quite rare.

  • I think this is a proper action. Some of the ones I've been seeing are just notes "do not use this tag for anything" which isn't a tag wiki anyways and doesn't deserve to be approved, even if the tag did still exist; like this one that Jeff approved for some... reason.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Mar 19, 2012 at 4:46
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    Could this be an unintended consequence? Mar 20, 2012 at 13:37

These appear to be showing up with greater frequency. Could be coincidental - but just a few minutes ago I saw five at the top of the suggested edit queue:

  • I guess some of those are probably the same as what we've been putting in the comments - that they assaulted me simultaneously as a group in the edit queue kind of made me Eeeek, though.
    – Rob Hruska
    Mar 16, 2012 at 13:15

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