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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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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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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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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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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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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The excerpts at the top of tag question lists have been replaced by (the first few lines of) the text of the full tag wiki

I notice that the excerpts at the top of tag question lists have been replaced by (the first few lines of) the text of the full tag wiki.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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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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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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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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Should a tag wiki body be self-contained, duplicating what's already stated in the excerpt?

Update: the example in this question is somewhat outdated, as I've edited the Android tag :) What is the specific goal for a tag wiki // the relation between a tag-wiki and its excerpt? I would ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Please let us show a small icon/graphic in the tag excerpt

I know that the tag excerpts are prime real estate, but I think it would be nice if we had the option to add a small product icon/graphic to the excerpt. Here's how it looks now: And here's what I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Show Tag information on mouse hover while in edit mode [duplicate]

When looking at questions and you put your mouse over a tag, you get the following result: But when I am editing a question, sometimes I suspect there is an unnecessary tag (such as the one in the ...
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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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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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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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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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Can a mod please update the [faq] tag wiki?

Can a mod please update the summary box and "about" section of the faq tag wiki? The current text, which is copied below, is pretty useless. Lying prone, drooling and gibbering in the gultch [sic], ...