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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Can we do anything against tag wikis copy-pasted from Wikipedia?

I've seen quite a few tag wikis, and even tag wiki excerpts, that were copy-pasted from the first paragraph or so of the Wikipedia article, or sometimes were a dictionary definition. These violate the ...
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Proposed methods for countering plagiarized text in tag wikis

A pet peeve of mine is people who copy and paste text from Wikipedia for tag wikis, don't source their text, and then get approved in the blink of an eye. I'm aware that you can Improve a tag wiki ...
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The excerpts at the top of tag question lists have been replaced by (the first few lines of) the text of the full tag wiki

I notice that the excerpts at the top of tag question lists have been replaced by (the first few lines of) the text of the full tag wiki. For example, see https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/...
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Display the tag wiki excerpt when the tag wiki is empty

A change was made recently to the display of tag wikis when viewing questions in the tag. Instead of displaying the tag wiki excerpt at the top of the question list, the first section of the full tag ...
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Tag links in tag excerpts not shown properly

If a tag excerpt contains a link to another tag with the [tag:foobar] syntax, this link is not properly shown in every context. For an example see this list of tagged questions. The link is shown as [...
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Why is this markdown for a link not showing properly?

The Stack Exchange (Personal Productivity) markdown right here is showing literally rather than as a named link. Don't know why.
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Empty tag wikis show as “answered” by Community [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tag wiki suggested edit show like answer suggested edit The timestamp for the original (empty) version of a tag wiki, or tag wiki excerpt shows that it's an answer. While ...
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Automatically compare tag wiki edits against a Google search [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: More review mayhem: copied content While this is similar to "What can we do to stop bad edits getting accepted?", this is a direct feature request. Everyone makes mistakes, ...
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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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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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View tag wiki excerpt on tag page on mobile site

One important thing I feel is missing from the mobile design is the ability to view a tag's excerpt directly on the tag page. I find the excerpts very useful on the main site when I see a tag on a ...
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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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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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Tag wiki excerpts getting displayed incorrectly on SO with FF 10

Tag wiki excerpts have been getting displayed improperly in Firefox 10.0.2 for the past three hours or so. They're being shown as tall boxes (divs) on the left side of the screen instead of short ...
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What to do about large amounts of plagiarizing in tag wikis? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Would it be OK to paste content from Wikipedia into a popular empty tag-wiki? I've recently noticed, by one user in particular, a rash of tag wiki updates where the text is ...
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Should the tag excerpt be included in the body as well?

Most tag wikis (e.g. C#) repeat the excerpt in the body. This seems a bit repetitive when viewing the tag wiki page. Is it OK to edit the excerpt out of the body or is there some reason to leave it in?...
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Data dump is missing link between tag names and tag-wikis/tag-wiki-excerpts

Data dump contains tags, tag wikis and tag wiki excerpts. All of these are stored to Posts.xml with different PostTypeIds. However there doesn't seem to be any way to link these together. Probably ...
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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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Consolidate tag wiki excerpt and body contents with regards to suggested edits

At the moment, in major part because they are two separate post objects in the system, the excerpt and the body of a tag wiki count as two separate posts with regards to suggested edits in the queue. ...
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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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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 come I cannot improve, only accept/deny, tag excerpts through suggested edits?

Sometimes a users suggests an edit for tag wiki excerpts that needs a bit of improvement. As in the following screenshot, I wanted to remove the typos he introduced and leave the rest of his ...
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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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Improving a suggested edit on a tag wiki excerpt lets me exceed the excerpt max length

When checking crypto's suggested edit queue this evening, I saw a suggested edit for a tag wiki that needed improving, so I went ahead and did it. This presented me with good old Pagedown, however, ...
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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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404 when submitting an edit on a tag wiki from the revision history

For example, whilst on the list of revisions for the unhandled-exception tag... Click the edit link of the latest version https://stackoverflow.com/posts/10312068/edit/9c489ccd-37de-4138-ae64-...
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Unable to improve tag wiki excerpts (I get a blank box)

I was reviewing suggested edits on Stack Overflow and saw two tag wiki excerpts that I wanted to improve: source-separation, convex-hull. When I clicked “Improve”, I reached the usual improve UI. ...
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Is there a way to list the most used tags without an excerpt and/or tag wiki? [duplicate]

When filling in blank tag wikis it seems most useful to fill in those for the most used tags first, or of course the subset of those about which I know enough (-: But I can't find a way to get a list ...
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Can we have a method to revert the tag wiki excerpt to its original state?

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 ...
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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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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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Have Stack Overflow's tag wiki excerpts veered away from their purpose? [closed]

Take this screen shot of the first page of tags on Stack Overflow: Take, for example, the database tag there. The excerpt simply states: [A database is] an organized collection of data. Or even ...
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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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User making tons of tag wiki edits with plagiarized content

A certain user is presently in the process of creating tons of new tags and creating tag wiki excerpts with plagiarized content. For example, this suggested edit review, which is an exact copy of this ...
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Should the gained reputation for a tag wiki be reverted if the tag is removed?

Today I came across a couple of wiki-edits that are useless given the fact that either the tag hazlecast was wrong, no questions existed for the tag jquery-merge or the tag should be a synonym vs2013 ...
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Can we have an option to hide the excerpt from the full tag wiki entry?

When the new excerpt system was implemented, I liked that the excerpt was separate from the start of the article - it let me focus on the quick and short for the immediately visible blurb, while ...
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Excerpts helpful or not?

This user seems to be really keen on editing the excerpts for tags. Don't get me wrong - I really have nothing against people trying to help but as a reviewer I am not sure if they are all that ...
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The Tag Wiki dropdown should display the entire tag wiki excerpt

Tag Wiki Excerpts support ~ 450 characters, but Tag Wiki dropdowns only display ~ 300 characters. The remaining characters are truncated. This would not be a problem if the tag excerpt was used ...
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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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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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Should the first letter of tag wiki excerpts be capitalized or not?

I was browsing through the tags on Gaming.SE to see if I could add any tag wiki excerpts (y'know, with the new tagging system and all), and I noticed some of the excerpts began with capital letters, ...
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Should tag wiki excerpts include “for issues relating to”?

While reviewing the suggested edits queue, I ran across a number of new tag wiki excerpts from the same user, all starting with "For issues relating to". For example: gantt: For issues relating to ...
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Improving a suggested edit for a tag excerpt shows the “community wiki” checkbox

I was improving a suggested edit for a tag excerpt, and I noticed the "community wiki" checkbox. I didn't select it because the excerpt should already be a community wiki, but then I had the doubt I ...
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If I produce a Zombie Tag by retagging, should I leave a hint on tag excerpt?

I know that zombie tags (tags with no Questions on them) get deleted once a day according to this Q&A, which seems very reasonable to me to keep the available tags clean. Sometimes I scan the ...
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Allow back quote code formatting syntax in tag wiki excerpt

I realize that the tag wiki excerpt should be brief, and there shouldn't be too many formattings allowed, but I think simple code formatting should be included. This is most valuable for tags that ...
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How about a tag wiki edit notification feature?

Over on travel.se I'm pretty sure I'm currently the biggest editor of tag wikis (well excerpts anyway). We have a few guidelines for style etc, like starting with a capital letter and ending with a ...
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Format not available in tag wiki excerpt [duplicate]

For example, table: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/table?sort=faq Format like bold or italic are not available , so it leaves ugly text there: **This tag is *extremely* ambiguous. ...
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Editing from the excerpt history results in “page not found”

Steps to reproduce: Go to the excerpt history of a tag. Click on edit. Change the excerpt of the tag. Save your edit and you'll see that "page not found" page.
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Tag excerpt cuts in the tag page

In the tag page the excerpt of some tags cut some starting words. E.g. Excerpt of new-users tag is: New users are those users who may be new to the Stack Exchange Q&A format, and generally have ...