I just submitted a few suggested edits to tag wikis on Computer Science, (137146). All of them were newly created excerpts or wikis. They have been rejected silently: there is no indication of who did the rejection, not even Community. None of the users in the CS chat saw the edits, though one reports “I did see something in my status bar, but they had disappeared before I could look at them”.

To see if this was a site-specific bug, I tried a suggested edit on Stack Overflow to an existing wiki. It was “Pending” for a few seconds, then after reloading the page, it became “Rejected”, again with no explanation.

It looks like suggested edits to tag wikis are silently lost.

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    happend to me too: stackoverflow.com/suggested-edits/223968 – örs Mar 20 '12 at 13:44
  • Happens on Gaming as well, but that one was pending for about 20 minutes. If you go through these via the 10k tools, it just says "rejected by 12 hours ago". – a cat Mar 20 '12 at 13:46
  • This is strange. I know I saw suggested tag wiki edits on SO as recently as yesterday, but there are currently none in the queue. – Bill the Lizard Mar 20 '12 at 13:52
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    @BilltheLizard This change may have been a trifle on the eager side. That's one for the devs to figure out. – Gilles Mar 20 '12 at 13:55
  • I've asked the same thing before and never got a response. I wonder if anyone is there. I've put up descriptions for Paradox, Interbase and ReportBuilder. They were up for days or weeks, then disappeared. Now they go asking for input. Annoys me every time I visit a favorite tag. – Patrick Moloney Mar 20 '12 at 15:41
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    @PatrickMoloney This is a new bug. Are you refering to your suggested edits on Stack Overflow? The three good ones were accepted, and are still there. You've only created excerpts (shown in the popup on the tag buttons), not wiki bodies; if you write wiki bodies, they'll appear where you currently see “help us create it”. – Gilles Mar 20 '12 at 16:24
  • Reported on Super User as well Why was my tag suggestion rejected? – Sathyajith Bhat Mar 20 '12 at 17:15
  • Another flag with the same problem: superuser.com/suggested-edits/9749 – Diogo Mar 20 '12 at 17:40

My bug ... apologies, I am just deploying a fix to correct this retroactively.

It was a side effect of an incorrect fix I applied earlier this week.

50 tag wikis were affected on Stack Overflow

  • "correct retroactively" as in they'll be in the queue again? We had one on Unix and Linux as well – Michael Mrozek Mar 21 '12 at 4:43
  • yes in about 2 minutes and 42 seconds – waffles Mar 21 '12 at 4:45

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