This suggested edit was declined by the user who created the tag wiki excerpt, who doesn't yet have the reputation to be a trusted user. (The site is still in beta, and the reputation necessary to be a trusted user is 4000.)


Should the user who first proposed a tag wiki, or a tag wiki excerpt be the one who can unilaterally decide about a proposed edit for a tag wiki?
The user who first proposed it isn't necessarily the one who knows if the tag's purpose can be better described with different words, nor does that user necessarily know if the tag has been lately used differently from how it was first used. Since a tag wiki is different from other posts, there should be an exception to the rule "the author of a post can unilaterally decide about any edits."

The paradox is then that the creator of a tag wiki still needs two users to approve their suggested edit. That's what happened in this case.


The funny fact is that in the revisions for the tag wiki, or tag excerpt (as in the screenshot), the tag wiki/excerpt is said to be created from the Community user.


This bug is still definitely present.

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    Nice catch! You're right. The reason for this (I believe) is that a tag wiki is kinda dealt with like a normal CW post. The author seems to have control he shouldn't have over it. – Madara Uchiha Feb 24 '13 at 20:40
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    This being Meta, I'm still assuming that an upvote for this question does NOT mean "Yes, that first user should decide". – Arjan Feb 24 '13 at 20:42
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    I'd call that a bug. They should just make Community the owner of all tag wikis and their excerpts. – animuson Feb 24 '13 at 20:43
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    @Arjan Since it is a support question, I would think an up-vote means "good catch!" :) – kiamlaluno Feb 24 '13 at 20:45
  • As an aside: are you sure your suggestion came through correctly? Your revision comment says "added example questions", but the review doesn't show that? (It is shown here though.) – Arjan Feb 24 '13 at 20:48
  • @Arjan I edited the excerpt, and the tag wiki at the same time. There isn't a way to provide a separate description for each of the edits. – kiamlaluno Feb 24 '13 at 20:49
  • @MadaraUchiha Surely, changing the author of a tag wiki from the Community user to the user who first suggests the edit for a tag wiki influenced things. – kiamlaluno Feb 24 '13 at 20:52
  • @animuson That is how it worked before; then things have been changed. – kiamlaluno Feb 24 '13 at 20:53
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    @kiamlaluno Maybe this could be turned into a feature request to change this behavior? – Asad Saeeduddin Feb 24 '13 at 22:19
  • @Asad I am not sure if this should be considered a bug. If the user who created the tag wiki is allowed to reject/approve suggested edits alone, then the same user should not need to suggest edits for the same tag wiki. – kiamlaluno Feb 24 '13 at 22:27
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    @kiamlaluno It's clearly a bug. Just because one particular user created the first revision of the tag wiki shouldn't give them any special privileges on it. It's a strange bug since in the revision history, Community always creates the first, empty revision. – Gilles Mar 20 '15 at 20:05

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