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Oddly enough, the wiki in question is https://stackoverflow.com/tags/mootools/info — which I both created and maintained through editing just fine until I just tried to update it again today.

What has changed in policy? As there was nobody else who had sufficient rep points for the tag, does this it mean we are going to be unable to update it unless it gets moderated or somebody else gains enough rep for it?

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Yep, the rule changed overnight (for US time zones, anyways). The old one was too confusing, I guess.

Privilege changes: Create tags has been raised from 150 to 300. Retag has been raised from 200 to 500. A new 5k privilege to approve or reject tag wiki edits has been added. A new 15k privilege to protect a question has been added. The question must be older than a day. You can also un-protect a question you protected, but not one that has been protected by someone else. The requirements for editing a tag wiki have been simplified to a 20k rep privilege.

Emphasis mine. Source: Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

  • Oh cheers. So, essentially, direct tag-based rep (gained through a particular tag) no longer has the same clout and you just need 20k rep. That's all very fine when you get 10s and 10s of questions a day but for smaller ones like #mootools with 10 a week, wikis/ editing are becoming more difficult. Commented Feb 10, 2011 at 13:59
  • @Dimitar, I agree. Except, people still can propose edits I believe. So you can still propose edits to tag wikis, and 5k+ people can approve them.
    – jjnguy
    Commented Feb 10, 2011 at 14:18

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