This is a follow up to this feature request which was not well received.

According to the default/empty tag-wiki page:

Tag wikis can be edited by users with more than 2000 reputation, provided:

  1. They are in the top 20 answerers for this tag or
  2. They have more than 100 answer upvotes in this tag

Do you agree with this reputation/upvote requirement (which is significantly above the CW editing requirement)? If not, what should be required to edit tag-wiki?

  • Is this still valid? It now says you must have a "score" of more than 100 in a tag. What does "score" mean and how does it differ from upvotes? Sep 14, 2010 at 4:19
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    – waffles
    Sep 14, 2010 at 4:26

2 Answers 2


I do agree with it. Community-wiki is designed specifically to allow more people to edit the post than would otherwise be able to; tag-wikis are not that way despite having "wiki" in the name, they have considerably more visibility than a single question. Needing to edit one should be fairly rare I would expect; if you do need to add something that's not already there you probably already have the 100 upvotes/2000 reputation needed

  • And, as mentioned in the linked question, if you don't meet the requirements you can also bring it up on meta. Aug 6, 2010 at 5:37
  • I'd agree with Michael.
    – KMan
    Aug 6, 2010 at 5:54
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    Just now, with the feature being new, a lot of the tag wiki do need editing. They should settle down pretty quickly, but... Aug 6, 2010 at 13:42

After being implemented for a few months, the tag-wiki pages are relatively concise and short.


If the purpose of tag-wiki is to give a very brief overview of the tag at hand, then the current rep requirement is fine. If however, we hope to make a comprehensive, authoritative, well sourced and well linked learning resource, then I believe editing privileges should be opened up to the general public wikipedia-style (or at least the rep requirement should be significantly lower).

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