I've been looking at the mouse-over text for tag recently. Seems like some include the text of the tag while others don't. Is there a preferred wording?


"PHP is an open-source server-side scripting language..."


"The process of transparently storing data to improve response time."

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    Adding the name of the tag to the tag description doesn't really add any useful information.
    – user200500
    Dec 13, 2012 at 12:44

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I prefer using a sentence, rather than a phrase, but this doesn't necessary mean to include the tag name. For example, the excerpt could be similar to the following one:

This tag is deprecated, and it will be removed. Don't use it.

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