Questions tagged [tag-wiki-excerpt]

Tag wiki excerpts are the most visible portion of tag wikis. They're shown when hovering over a tag, on the Tags page, and in the autocomplete suggestions when adding tags.

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How can a moderator clear a tag wiki or excerpt?

From time to time, we come across plagiarized content in tag wikis or excerpts that we want to delete. Ideally, we'd rewrite it to something non-plagiarized, but we're not subject-matter experts on ...
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Make tag excerpts show the synonym's excerpt when a tag is a synonym of another one

When I add tags to a question, the excerpt shown is the tag's excerpt. However, when a tag is a synonym of another one, this can be frustrating. Can it show the excerpt of the synonym instead of its ...
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Suggested edit review tasks are always trying to find the voting element

When I load a suggested edit task that is a tag wiki (including excerpts), I always get this error in the console: Uncaught ReferenceError: votesCast is not defined at Object.u [as success] (full....
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Unusable "Delete" action in the Suggested Edits review queue for a tag wiki excerpt

A few days ago I reviewed a suggested edit to a tag wiki excerpt, and I noticed that there was a "Delete" option: That seemed the best option to me since the tag was useless and needed to ...
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Does the 'Research Assistant' badge now count tag excerpt edits?

From the announcement: the badge counts distinct tag wikis you edit excluding excerpts and the FAQ: Edits to tag wiki excerpts do not count [emphasis mine; thanks @bobble] Update: I've now updated ...
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Where is the edit tag button? [duplicate]

I'd like to change a tag description, but there's not button or link to edit the tag. A page without a description says "The [tag] has no usage guidance, can you help us create it?". But I ...
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Please stop mangling tag wiki excerpts

Currently, tag wiki excerpts are mangled when shown in the tags list. For example, from CodeGolf.SE meta: Not even the prefilled status tags are exempt (status-review): For reference, the excerpts ...
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Why isn't the reputation gained for editing a tag wiki refunded if the tag is burned?

I suggested a tag excerpt edit that got approved. But later, the tag was burned and the wiki "orphaned". Instead of getting a -2 in my reputation, the rep stayed and the link led to a 404 ...
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Tag excerpts don't support formatting, but their revision history seems to suggest so [duplicate]

Tag excerpts don't support formatting (example). However, their revision history seems to suggest so:
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Is there a proofing tool for writing tag excerpts?

One peculiar thing about editing the excerpt for a tag wiki is that sometimes the leading words are omitted in certain contexts. Sometimes this is desirable, but sometimes it comes across as weird. ...
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Render MathJax in tag excerpts when asking a question

Tag wiki excerpts support MathJax, on sites where it's turned on. That is, except on an important place, when editing a question: Both the tag popup and the tag info page do show rendered MathJax:
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Tag overview page cuts off beginning of some descriptions (not just common words)

This answer says that the descriptions on the tag overview page are meant to cut off common words such as "This tag" at the beginning of the tag description and although I find this weird, it seems to ...
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Suggested edits - Tag wiki excerpt review description

In the suggested edit review queue, for the tag wiki excerpt review, if I have reputation less than 20k, I will not see the Improve button. But in the description box, the text message is not ...
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Long words in tag excerpts move outside the box

When there's an extremely long 'word', like a link, the tag excerpt popup does not hyphenate the word and break it to a new line. Instead, it extends outwards, like so: (link to that particular ...
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Tag excerpts from 'obligatory' tags on per-site metas do not appear in the 'all tags' page? [duplicate]

Tag excerpts from 'obligatory' tags (e.g. discussion) and 'moderation' tags (e.g. status-completed) on per-site metas do not appear in the all tags page. However, in Meta Stack Exchange they do (see ...
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The initial default version of the tag wiki excerpt is not shown on the tags page

When looking at the tags on Physics Meta, I've noticed that many tags do not have the tag-excerpt. To my surprise, after I clicked on some of them I found out that they have a tag-info. (In fact, it ...
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Tag description cutting off at the wrong word - is it better to just show directly?

When I searched on SO for the postgresql tag, I got the following description below the tag: PostgreSQL is an open-source, object-relational database management system (ORDBMS) available for all ...
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Improve tag excerpt guidance

I find I'm rejecting a lot of suggested edits of tag wiki excerpts because they lack usage guidance. I think that part of the problem is that the explanation of what should be in the excerpt is off to ...
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First line of tag excerpts not always shown on Tags page [duplicate]

While browsing through the tags on Chess Stack Exchange, I found something remarkable on page 5: That's not the complete excerpt for that tag, which reads An opening variation where the opponent ...
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Warning about no markdown in tag excerpts missing

The warning about markdown doesn't work in tag excerpts seems to be missing when editing an excerpt from the suggested edits review queue (by pressing "improve edit"). Another place it doesn't appear ...
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Quickly find and improve usage guidance excerpts on tags

On META, as well as other Stack sites, there appear to be a large number of tags that have no usage guidance excerpt. (The tag wiki is often left blank, too, but the excerpt is of more importance.) ...
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If a tag is removed and later created again, is the original tag-info recreated, too?

When a tag is created, the tag-info is available at https://meta.stackexchange.com/tags/[tagname]/info. (Or this url shows that it is currently empty.) After the tag is removed, then the above address ...
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Why don't tag excerpt edits count towards the Research Assistant badge?

The description shown for the Research Assistant is Edited 50 tag wikis. According to the List of all badges with full descriptions, this does not include edits to tag wiki excerpts. It's been ...
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Show wiki excerpts in mobile app [duplicate]

I just tried to edit the tags of a question through the mobile app, but wanted to check the tag wiki excerpt for usage guidance first. If there is a way to see it in the app, I haven't figured it out. ...
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Why do some [untagged] tags miss an excerpt?

Most untagged tags (such as those on SF, SO) have an excerpt: This is a special tag that is designed to be used only by the system for questions that have had all of their other tags removed. Do ...
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Can't see reputation change for approved tag excerpts in app

Web achievements dialog looks like this: iOS app doesn't show it (same for android app): Approved excerpts: one, two. App Version: 1.6.4 Device: iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi) OS Version: Version 10.2....
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An error occurred when editing a tag excerpt

I just wanted to edit a tag excerpt on Stack Overflow. When clicking Save Edits it gives me An error occurred when submitting your post. I tried to remove some text from the edit to check if it was ...
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“Reject and edit” on tag wiki excerpt does not show the current content

On a suggested edit review for a tag wiki excerpt, I clicked “Reject and Edit”. I expected to be brought to an edit box with the previous content of the excerpt, but instead I got an empty edit box. ...
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Attempting to create a tag wiki when a user has hit the suggested edit limit should alert the user that no more edits can be suggested at this time

I ran into an issue on Gaming.SE where I attempted to create a tag wiki and wiki excerpt for a tag which did not have one already while I already have the maximum of five suggested edits in the queue. ...
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Edit tag wiki except character count is incorrect and leads to inconsistent error message

When editing a tag except, the displayed "characters left" disagrees with the character count used by the error message: As you can see from the screen shot, the "characters left" indicates that the ...
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Tag wiki/excerpt suggestion don't have a minimum character limit

I saw that this edit was allowed to pass, even through visually it doesn't comply with the minimum character limit. They indeed are not rejected by the system and I don't think this is the intended ...
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Help text for Tag wiki excerpts does not mention markdown is not supported

Is markdown allowed for tag wiki excerpts? For example, can I do for goatse An operator used in [tag:perl] When editing a tag, I was given a link to https://blog.stackoverflow.com/2011/03/redesigned-...
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Why can't we erase actively-harmful usage guidance/wiki excerpts? [duplicate]

If you try to delete a useless usage guidance excerpt, you can't save the edit, because you get an error message that "Wiki Excerpt is missing." No kidding. That's the whole point! Why is the excerpt ...
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How to link to a tag in a tag snippet? [duplicate]

This is probably a dupe, but I can't find the answer in the first few pages on google: how can I link to a tag in another tag snippet? [tag:<something>] doesn't seem to work.
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Usage guidance revision histories show formatting, which doesn't work in them

This excerpt history shows up with italics. But no formatting at all will ever show up in a tag's excerpt, so it seems pretty silly to have it show that way (i.e., wrong, and possibly misleading to ...
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Hide the tag excerpt and the filter editor with a custom tab

When you create a custom tab, filtering on a tag, you will see the tag excerpt. While I understand the usefulness when clicking on the tag from any other place, I don't think it is particularly useful ...
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Can we get people to fill in tag wikis when they create a new tag? [duplicate]

Orphaned Tag Wikis are sad. They hang around, shambling, and groaning and wait... that's zombies. Or maybe teenagers. What does happen in many cases is they can be ambiguous, get misused, and on some ...
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Is it okay to suggest posting to a different Stack Exchange community/tag in a Tag Wiki Excerpt?

I have seen a few cases where the tag excerpts suggest not using the tag, or trying a more specific tag, but I have not come across the case where a tag suggests using a different Stack Exchange ...
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What conventions should apply to tag wiki excerpts?

On Law we have a bunch of tags to clarify the jurisdiction that applies to a question. Here are two proposed tag-excerpt changes I just saw in the queue. I think there is a convention on Stack ...
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Miscalculated character count in tag wiki?

I was recently creating a tag wiki in Portuguese SE with the following text: Para perguntas sobre variações do português quando se desconhece para qual variação se aplica. Se a variação for pedida ...
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Help text for editing tag-wiki excerpts gives bad advice [duplicate]

The help center on tag-wiki excerpts says amongst others: Avoid generically defining the concept behind a tag, unless it is highly specialized. The “email” tag, for example, does not need to ...
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Warn tag wiki excerpt creators/editors that markup/links don't work in excerpts

I ran across another tag wiki excerpt suggested edit that had put markdown for a hyperlink in the excerpt (actually it already had them, it just modified it). So I rejected the edit, then waited until ...
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Why is the tag excerpt hidden by default on a tag's main page?

Whenever I visit a tag info page, I find that the tag-excerpt is hidden by default and there is a link called "show excerpt" at the bottom. Clicking this causes the excerpt to appear at the top. Why ...
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Is it possible to use simple markup (particularly italics) in tag wiki excerpts?

For the purposes of titles, in particular on sites like Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Literature, and Movies & TV, is it possible to allow basic markdown appropriate for titles (italics) in the tag wiki ...
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Tag wiki excerpt edit review misleads about allowed formatting

I just rejected an edit for an incorrect reason because I thought it was removing perfectly correct links with a bogus reason (“formatting”), whereas it was actually removing Markdown syntax that ...
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People don't read the tag excerpts because we don't swat them into their faces

You are a user asking a question, and the system is helpful, so it shows you this: (the 5 of them were suggested when I finished writing this post, I used only one, tag-wiki-excerpt) Seeing the ...
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Encourage the creation of tag wikis/excerpts of popular (empty) tags being used for different purposes

The question about Make it impossible to create tags with no wiki description contains multiple interesting viewpoints (answers) that all seem to make sense. However, by allowing empty tags to be ...
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There should be a link to the review entry in the header after suggesting a tag wiki edit

When you suggest an edit to a post and view the post while it's pending, there's a link to the review in progress in the generated header. But as noted in the dev answer, this linking hasn't been ...
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How do I preview tag wiki exerpt? How do I put a link there? [duplicate]

I've edited a tag to include a link into exerpt. But it shows Markdown source of the link instead of actual link. How do I preview the exerpt while editing it? Where to find syntax and available ...
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Is it possible to find tag-info (tag-wiki and tag-excerpt) for the tag which was deleted?

Is it possible to find tag-info (tag-wiki and tag-excerpt) for the tag which was deleted? I ask because sometimes it might be useful to see the information in those tag-wikis. For example, some of ...
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