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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There should be a way to review recent tag wiki edits

Recently, several topics advocate using tag wikis for more than a cursory explanation of the tag: Tag wikis need a size and functionality increase Kill the book lists and put them home in their ...
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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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Librarian (gold) and Research Assistant 2 (silver) - proposal

Citing waffle's post from when "Research Assistant" badge was created Looking through the data, it seemed to me that excerpts are handled fairly well by the community. I wanted to add a push to ...
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Tag wiki excerpt history applies Markdown formatting to what should be plain text

For example, on the array-shift excerpt history, note that the edits are rendered with Markdown previews. (e.g. the code-ified and linked array_unique() at the start of my post) Markdown is not ...
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What are the guidelines for adding “DO NOT USE THIS TAG” to tag excerpts?

I'm sure most of you have seen some variation of "DO NOT USE THIS TAG" on certain tag excerpts. What exactly is the guidelines for adding this text (when should it be added, who should add it)? Can ...
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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-excerpt 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 ...
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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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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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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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Block hyperlinks in tag wiki excerpts

Tag wiki excerpts are plain text, they allow no formatting whatsoever. In particular, there are no hyperlinks in tag wiki excerpts. Including a hyperlink in a tag wiki excerpt is a common mistake. It ...
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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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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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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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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 http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2011/03/redesigned-...
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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 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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Allow access to tag wikis from the Android app

On the website I often click on a tag in a question to read up on more questions about that tag and sometimes the tag wiki. Currently, clicking a tag in the Android app searches for that tag, but ...
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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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Allow hyperlinks in tag wiki excerpts

Hyperlinks (and any other formatting) don't work in tag wiki excerpts. This is a shame, because they would be helpful. Right now if you read a tag wiki excerpt you have to click through the tag wiki ...
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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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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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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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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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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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“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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Cannot rollback tag wiki excerpt edit [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Rollback on a tag wiki isn’t working I attempted to rollback a bad suggested edit for the PHP tag wiki excerpt from the excerpt history page, and it failed with a 404 response ...
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Was it OK to reject this tag wiki edit?

The broken-windows tag wiki excerpt says: inappropriate questions used to justify posting of new similar questions... But in Tags screen it is cut to justify posting of new similar questions... ...
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Suggested Edit queue renders tag-wiki-excerpts with Markdown Preview

When you "Improve" a tag-wiki-excerpt on the new Suggested Edit queue, you get Markdown editing tools and a live Markdown-enabled-preview; which is wrong as Markdown isn't supported on tag-wiki-...
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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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Show a live preview of tag wiki excerpt as well, when editing tag wiki

It seems that tag excerpts are not displayed verbatim/in full on the Tags pages. That's fine but it makes it very hard to fine tune tag excerpts to display optimally, especially for editors who must ...
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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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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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Allow deleting a tag wiki or excerpt

Sometimes a tag wiki excerpt or body ends up with unacceptable or useless content: plagiarized text that must be removed, or a totally unhelpful dictionary definition. (For example: this latest ...
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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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Does having an excerpt save a single-use tag from automatic removal?

A single-use tag is currently automatically removed after 6 months, unless someone wrote a wiki for it. Is it enough for a single-use tag to have a wiki excerpt to save it, or does it need to have a ...
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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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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 ...