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- Allow deleting a tag wiki or excerpt 2 answers
If you try to delete a useless usage guidance excerpt, you can't save the edit, because you get an error message that "Wiki Excerpt is missing." No kidding. That's the whole point!
Why is the excerpt absolutely required once it is ever populated, even for tags that are reasonably self-descriptive? It's nice to want to have guidance for every tag, but often it's far more practical to just rely on the tag name, and stopping an editor in their tracks can be harmful if they're just trying to help by clearing away guidance that's outright counterproductive. For example, which on ELL: "For questions that use the word 'which'." How about we not include Should I put a dash in this sentence? in that, OK? In cases like this, it would be far better to have nothing at all than to have that bit of drivel.
Even 20kers can't get around this limit. Please allow editor discretion, rather than enforcing an inconsistently and unrealistically high standard for fixes to terrible excerpts.