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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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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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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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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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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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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Can adding a wiki tag without an excerpt or description cause ambiguity?

Today was the second time I've edited the tag wiki of gml, which previously had no excerpt or description. After I was done a thought cross my mind - what if this tag actually relates to something ...
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Why is the text of a short tag excerpt getting trimmed on the Tags page view? [duplicate]

On the Tags page of Pets.SE, some of the tags are long and understandably they are trimmed for display (strangely from the front!). There is at least one tag, "diet", which I think is short enough ...
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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 ...
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Why is my tag wiki excerpt edit rejected?

I suggested this tag wiki edit, but three people rejected it with the reason "This edit is incorrect or an attempt to reply to or comment on the existing post.". But I don't see anything wrong with my ...
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Tag wiki excerpt for R repeatedly edited to add hyperlink

Following several discussion on meta regarding hyperlinks in tag wiki excerpts, I've suggested an edit to remove the hyperlink in r excerpt. Unfortunately, the hyperlink returned, in an unanimously ...
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Why were my suggested git-core tag wiki edits rejected?

I was just looking through the tags on Stack Overflow and saw that the wikis for some of them were empty, like git-core. So I decided to help this site by adding a tag excerpt and tag wiki. However, ...
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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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Copy-pasting external (Wikipedia) entries into tag excerpts and SO wiki [duplicate]

A user has been making some Wiki edits while I was reviewing. I noticed that his edits were actually sentences copy-pasted from various sources like project homepages or Wikipedia. In general, these ...
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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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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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What is the optimal length of a tag excerpt?

What is the optimal length of a tag excerpt? The guidelines are pretty unclear: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2011/03/redesigned-tags-page/ And a sample of a quite long excerpt: https://...
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Confusing tag excerpt edit rejections

I've been filling some new tags excerpts and I am confused about getting rejected a few times. There's one guy who's particularly... keen on rejecting. I've been wondering if someone could tell me ...
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Change tag “wikis” and “excerpts” to a different name

In my opinion, the names "tag wiki" and "tag wiki excerpt" are misnomers. Why? In most wikis (that allow the community to edit them), very little permission is needed to edit each of its pages. For ...
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Simultaneous tag wiki edits

While working through the review queue, I've come across multiple times when a tag wiki suggestion has been submitted by multiple users. Generally, I will at the minimum review them in terms of "can I ...
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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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Edit excerpt with edit to wiki pending

I'm trying to edit a tag wiki excerpt on a beta for clarity. There is currently an edit pending on the tag wiki (not the excerpt). When I click improve tag wiki, I get the info page with a little link ...
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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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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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Should I “start” tag wikis?

I just noticed a tag which doesn't have a tag wiki but could arguably be said to be "specialized" - someone who's not a javascript user might not know immediately what it was - maybe they'd think it ...
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Tag wiki excerpt appears empty when suggested edit is improved [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unable to improve tag wiki excerpts (I get a blank box) I'd like to improve this suggested edit… But when I click Improve, the tag wiki shows up as empty: What gives? Where'...
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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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Add tasks for Reviewing tags

Tag editing is neglected due to lack of visibility. Here are a few review tasks which may help: Pending tag synonyms Tags with no excerpts Tags with no wikis
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Editing tag wiki excepts from the review queue ignores character limit [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Improving a suggested edit on a tag wiki excerpt lets me exceed the excerpt max length In the process of editing a tag wiki excerpt from the review queue, I exceeded the ...
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Tag wiki / mouse over — include tag name?

I've been looking at the mouse-over text for tag recently. Seems like some include the text of the tag while others don't. Is there a preferred wording? EG: php "PHP is an open-source server-side ...
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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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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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Random “Answered” on tag-wiki-excerpt revision

Click the "link" icon (e.g.) next to any revision in the history list for a tag excerpt (e.g.), and note this: If you look closely enough, you can even see "Y Hello that" being rendered very ...
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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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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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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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Why is the Tag Edit Privilege on SO set so high?

I need 20k reputation to edit a Tag Wiki. Currently, I only have 4k. At my present rate of rep accumulation, I will be able to edit Tag Wikis in about 2025. At that point, I will presumably be able to ...
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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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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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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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Tag excerpts on search pages are missing tags

The excerpt from a tag wiki as shown when a question's tag is hovered over is shown as typed. However, on the search page, tags are stripped. For example, doctype's excerpt reads: A doctype ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Should Tag-Wiki bodies repeat the excerpt? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should the tag excerpt be included in the body as well? On the 'Tagged Questions' pages, the first thing you see is the Wiki text. The excerpt is not shown. I've recently ...
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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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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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Edit tag wiki (and excerpt) tag on the edit screen missing the tag itself

So here I was minding my site's business, approving a few tag wiki excerpts and tag wikis, editing some of them along the way. Lo and behold, I opened one to edit it, but I forgot what the exact tag ...
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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 ...