I've created a number of tag wiki pages on SO before (my rep is 3.8k), and they were accepted. Since a few days when I try to create a new tag wiki I get a page with text:

There is no tag wiki for this tag … yet!

Tag wikis help introduce newcomers to the tag. They contain an overview of the topic defined by the tag, along with guidelines on its usage.

All registered users may propose new tag wikis. Click Create Tag Wiki below to get started.

(Note that if you have less than 20000 reputation, your tag wiki will be peer reviewed before it is published.)

but there is no Create Tag Wiki link below...

Is it a bug or I do not have permissions to create tag wikis? In the latter case a relevant message would be welcomed.

PS. I can create tag wikis on other site without any problems.

  • Is there a link that's labelled "Propose Tag Wiki"?
    – ChrisF Mod
    Mar 3, 2011 at 21:52
  • @ChrisF - No, just the text I quoted. Mar 4, 2011 at 6:48

1 Answer 1


There are a handful of conditions where we will stop accepting wiki edits:

  1. A large number of suggested edits by you were rejected in the last day (absolute value) - if banned you will be banned for a week.

  2. We are out of empty slots in the queue (currently 30)

  3. There is an edit to a particular tag wiki that was not approved yet.

Looking through our records you fall into 1.

In particular this happened due to:

It seems your peers were swamped by wiki suggested edits that were sourced from wikipedia, so they started rejecting.

I understand that sometimes it helps to source some information from wikipedia, but we much prefer original content in our wikis.

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    Thank you for the answer - that explains it. Could I suggest a valid message is displayed on the page? Mar 4, 2011 at 6:46

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