The new tag popup makes it easy to watch or ignore particular tags and shows the tag info excerpt. Here's one on EL&U:

Single-word-requests tag excerpt

However, the full tag info contains a lot more information which helps users. Getting at that information is not obvious: you need to click the View tag link which provides a list of questions and an abbreviated excerpt, and then click the Learn more... link.

The old tag pop-up used to include a link to the full tag info, and it appears that this was implemented as a result of a request in 2011 which changed behaviour which was remarkably similar to what happens now.

Here's an example I found to give the idea. The Info link showed the full tag info.

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The current behaviour is a regression, breaking something which was previously fixed.

Could View tag in the new popup be changed to Other questions and a new More info link be included which gives easier access to the full tag info? Perhaps something like this...

Proposed alternative

  • Agree, but as far as I can see, in the new UX there's simply no proper place for "info" link. Not expert though, so hopefully UX expert can find such a place. – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Aug 14 '18 at 11:51
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    If anything that link should not be titled info but read more ... and I agree that it should be reintroduced on the tag popup – rene Aug 14 '18 at 11:59
  • Related, if not a duplicate: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/313909/… but I think this very post is more clear so maybe we need to close the other way around. – rene Aug 14 '18 at 12:01
  • @rene I thought one moderator or another must have asked about this already, but I couldn't find it. As a mod myself, linking to the page in a comment is still a possibility, but I would really like users to find it for themselves. – Andrew Leach Aug 14 '18 at 12:05
  • There's a userscript that adds this functionality: stackapps.com/questions/8054/improved-tag-popup – Barmar Apr 21 at 15:21
  • Unfortunately userscripts don't help those who don't know about them, in particular first-time users who actually need the extended tag info. – Andrew Leach Apr 21 at 15:23
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    It's a little disappointing that despite the "bug" tag, and being obviously a regression error, no-one from SE has reacted in nearly a year. – Andrew Leach Apr 21 at 15:24
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    I'm not sure its an error, but its certainly something worth relooking – Journeyman Geek May 16 at 14:04

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