I am a bit confused about what happened to a tag I proposed yesterday. Please, do not judge on the usefulness of the tag (off-topic. could possibly be another meta question)

In my profile page, when I go to my yesterdays reputation there is a tag-wiki position, but it leads to Page is not Found which makes it hard for me to identify what it actually is. (I think it's the proposal of the tag)

Today, when I look at the summary page of my profile I see an orphan wiki  : orphan wiki

Unfortunately, it is not perfectly clear to me what an orphan wiki means based on this answer. I would appreciate if someone reworded that for me.

There are no results returned when I am searching for tag on the tags page

There is my suggested-edit under my activity tab in my profile which seems to be approved, however it seems like an unfinished sentence

unfinished sentence on what?

What happened to tag? Did it get declined/removed?

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    The tag was removed from whatever questions you tried to put it on, and was subsequently deleted from the system. I do agree the suggested edits info is a bit lacking in this case.
    – Mat
    Aug 23 '13 at 10:05
  • Do you remember a question that had that tag?
    – Bart
    Aug 23 '13 at 10:07
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    stackoverflow.com/posts/18380656/revisions @bart - btw I agree with removing it. Doesn't make much sense - are we going to create [C++-pointers], [JavaScript-HTML], [python-snakes-and-ladders], ...?
    – Mat
    Aug 23 '13 at 10:07
  • Ha, I was looking for another suspect @Mat. :) But yeah. That explains it. And I also don't see the point of the tag.
    – Bart
    Aug 23 '13 at 10:09
  • As I said please do not judge the usefulness of the tag. I can explain that in a new meta question.
    – user221081
    Aug 23 '13 at 10:11
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    Meh, not necessary. Not a good tag. But yeah, when tags end up being removed, they get cleaned up automatically. See "What happens to Zombie tags"
    – Bart
    Aug 23 '13 at 10:12
  • @Bart good link. Does it mean that since this was a new tag and was not used in any other question it automatically got removed from the system? What about the 24 hour time frame which hasn't been reached yet?
    – user221081
    Aug 23 '13 at 10:16
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    @mehow The clean up runs once a day afaik. There is no "24 hours from now" concept there. And new or not doesn't really matter.
    – Bart
    Aug 23 '13 at 10:17
  • 03:00UTC is the time I keep seeing bandied about for deleting unused tags.
    – ale
    Aug 23 '13 at 12:54
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    It looks like your actual question is "Hey, so this tag I created got removed and all traces of it on my profile just create a mystery, what gives?" Right? I'm actually kinda shocked that @Mat says someone else nuked it, as I was sure I would have done it...
    – Charles
    Aug 23 '13 at 16:08
  • @Charles thanks, thats a useful edit.
    – user221081
    Aug 24 '13 at 12:23

The tag itself was removed from the question it was placed on. After a while that no one uses the tag, it gets automatically deleted.

As such, the tag wiki suggestion, while approved, has become orphaned.