I will take a moment to give compliments where due, I really like the new post type and the separation between excerpt and body. Used it excellently in another tag wiki.

In order to test out a revisions theory that waffles confirmed anyway, I edited the tag wiki for [roguelikes] on Gaming. It was mostly intended as a dummy edit, as I don't have a full article to construct on it.

Now, I would like to revert it back to the original excerpt that calls for help.

The roguelikes tag has no wiki, would you like to help us create it?

However, formatting is explicitly forbidden from the excerpts (with good enough reason), so I can't manually enter it. The original state doesn't count as a revision so there is no capability to roll back to it. And I decided to give entering a blank excerpt a shot, but all that does is leave a blank excerpt.

Edge case, maybe? I don't know how often people will realize that they aren't quite complete in their tag wikis, or reset the call for aid on the excerpt. But it's something of a "nice" feature that could be looked into.

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    I suppose we might as well create one big feature request asking for tag-wikis to have the same features as CW answers and questions
    – Yi Jiang
    Commented Aug 31, 2010 at 13:18
  • @YiJiang Eh? What more is left to add? I don't think the accessibility needs to be opened that much wider, they aren't attached to any individual, the formatting and revision history options for the body are the same as CW posts (and you can rollback to existing revisions, but that's not what my request is for), they have no method to accumulate reputation so they also mimic CW in that respect...
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Commented Aug 31, 2010 at 13:28

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This was completed a while back.


  • Ah, so that's what the original Community revision is for. Thanks a lot, waffles!
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Commented Feb 22, 2011 at 11:09

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