Questions tagged [tag-wiki]

A "tag wiki" is an editable page that briefly summarizes the topic of the tag and that may provide links to existing questions that are often useful to many people.

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Create a tag homepage/FAQ

Create or allow for a community-wiki editable home page per tag. One where we could place essentially the tag-specific FAQ and other tag-specific links. Imported from uservoice
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New silver badge for editing N tag wikis

I am working on improving our tag wiki system and am looking for some better ways to incentivise the community to write awesome content. At the moment we have a single bronze badge for Tag Wikis - ...
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New tags page mangles tag wiki excerpts

With the tag page changed, there are some.. let's call them "controversial" opinions whether it's an improvement or not; I'd rather not comment on that, but point out a certain "feature" in the tag ...
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Would it be OK to paste content from Wikipedia into a popular empty tag-wiki?

Assuming that you could make a nice tag-wiki simply by pasting and editing content from Wikipedia, is there any problem with doing something like that? There are a lot of empty tag wikis that would ...
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Markdown seems not to work in tag information excerpts

Today I noticed that when you click on a tag, it displays the "tag wiki" information at the top of the page. However, it appears that Markdown processor wasn't applied to it. The bug appears in [...
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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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Do not expire single-use tags that have a tag wiki

Single-use tags automatically expire after a few months. This is arguably the right thing when the tag is a misspelling (though I'd prefer some way of reviewing the process — but this post is not ...
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Search all tags with no tag wiki

Is there a way I can search the Tags for tags with no tag wiki created yet?
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Tag wikis need a size and functionality increase

The existing tag wikis are not enough. They can only store a very small volume of information, and given the complexity of the topics we're discussing here, that's just not enough. I propose to make ...
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Proposing tag wiki creation does not work on meta sites

Try creating a tag wiki on any meta site except for this one, e.g. http://meta.superuser.com/tags/etiquette/info. The "Propose Tag Wiki" button does nothing.
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Orphaned tag wiki edits have broken activity entries

If a user makes an edit to a tag wiki that subsequently becomes orphaned, the activity entries on their profile are left looking a bit broken. For example, this user's suggested edit activity shows ...
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What is a tag wiki? How do I write a good one?

As the title says: What are tag wikis, and how do I write a good one? Return to FAQ index
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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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Can we include tag-wiki associations in SEDE?

Is it possible to include the tag-wiki associations in the Data Explorer? To do this would require two additional columns in the postTags table that associate a tag wiki excerpt and a tag wiki to ...
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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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So what's this “tag wiki” thing?

I was browsing around the new tag synonym proposal system and when I browsed to the .NET tag info page I was greeted with an "edit tag wiki" link. So I edited it and created some text. Very cool. So ...
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Is the tag wiki retained for a tag that gets removed for having no entries?

If a tag wiki becomes inaccessible due to a tag being eliminated, is the data destroyed? Or would it be able to be recovered by just recreating the tag? On Gaming we had one tag for a particularly ...
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Tag Wiki best practices

The tag database-design has no tag wiki, and SO invites me to help create one. I've got the reputation. I think Database-design really needs a tag wiki. I'd like to help. But I don't feel quite up ...
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Homeless orphan tag wikis need original names, euthanised

Orphan wiki tag posts should indicate their original designation so we can right the wrong of the cutting of the umbilical cord in the harsh sands of loneliness. Almost everyday a tag wiki post is ...
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Allow 'improve' for Tag Wiki Edit Suggestions

I've been approving or rejecting Tag Wiki Excerpt Edit Suggestions, but some of them are close and I'd like to just tweak them. We can improve regular edit suggestions, how about giving us an Improve ...
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Mark questions as duplicate of tag wiki

Prompted by this question, where a user (who happens to have edit permissions on the tag wiki) posted an FAQ as a question in hopes that people would use it to redirect common questions. Is this an ...
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Can the activity dropdown say more than just “+2 tag wiki”?

When one earns reputation from making tag wiki edits, the activity drop-down, shown when hovering over one's username, just says +2 tag wiki. There is no indication of which tag wiki was edited, or ...
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Searching for popular tags without tag wikis

I feel as if there are popular tags without tag wikis, out there to be found. Searching for such tags is a pain as I have to scan the entire page, and often the ones in need of tag wikis are not on ...
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How do you approve/reject an orphaned suggested edit with no buttons?

I was browsing the suggested edits queue and ran across a suggestion that had no buttons. It's a wiki edit for a tag which appears to no longer exist. It also doesn't appear to be formatted the same ...
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Promote tag wiki creation for new tags

When a new tag is created, should there be some kind of notification to the user? This could serve a dual purpose: To make the user check that this tag is really required. Is it spelt right? Might ...
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Tag editor badge description incomplete

The description simply reads: First Tag Wiki Edit. It needs to be made clear that you only get this for editing the body of a wiki entry. You don't get it for creating the tag wiki or editing the ...
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Are there any resources for writing a tag wiki?

I'm currently writing the tag wiki for the personal-software-process, and it would be real nice to have a set of guidelines, tips, pointers, or some kind of guidance for how to best write one.
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How are the tag FAQ selected?

There is now an FAQ tab for tags, listing frequently asked questions for that tag. How are the questions selected and sorted?
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Wiki-tag edit error is non-descriptive

I've been editing some wiki entries on the new Expatriates site, and started to get the following error: When I go to a normal post, I see what is presumably the proper explanation: Can the Wiki 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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How can tag wiki plagiarism be found effectively?

Here are some tag wiki edits that directly plagiarize without attribution of any kind (which can be easily found with Google). However, they were accepted, because many reviewers did not realize that ...
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Tag Wikis should be indexed like Q&A in searches

Pursuant to a post I made about some questionable old questions, we need the ability to have Tag Wikis be searchable. For example, if the Tag Wiki for C++ has a list of books, a user searching for "C+...
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The user who first proposed a tag wiki is treated as owner for suggested edits

This suggested edit was declined by the user who created the tag wiki excerpt, who doesn't yet have the reputation to be a trusted user. (The site is still in beta, and the reputation necessary to be ...
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Add revisions list to tag wiki

So I took a look at this new Tag Wiki thing. I can "edit wiki" on tags where I have high enough score, but there is no UI to show revision history like with questions and answers. I think it would ...
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Tag description

Is it possible to have an optional brief tag description? To sum-up what could go in it or simply what they are about. edit: For example knowing what can/should go in the "development" tag. Or ...
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What is the policy on tag wiki edits that appear to be copied from elsewhere?

I was just in the Suggested Edits queue and noticed that this user, RomanC, has been suggesting a lot of tag edits. As usual, I put the text through Google to check for plagiarism. Almost every single ...
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More review mayhem: copied content

While reviewing, I saw a lot of tag wiki edit suggestions. I did some checks and most of them are 100% literally copied from other sites. Most are in the first few google entries. But ...
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Tag wiki Stats - “created” showing with wrong date calculation

In any tag's info page, under the Stats section the created detail is displaying. But the period is displaying wrongly. For an example the moderator-tools tag was created on 2011-07-31 (also found in ...
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How do I review tag wiki edits for new tags?

When reviewing in the edit queue, I constantly come across tag wiki edits like the following example: https://stackoverflow.com/review/suggested-edits/1792156 The tag wiki that the person wrote was ...
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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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Omitting Excerpt Section of Tag Wiki Blanks Out Entire Tag Wiki

Someone was editing the Tag Wiki for jRuby, and it came out blank when I approved the edit. Looks like the Excerpt section is required; if it is left out, the Body section is still there in the edits ...
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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 wiki edits are missing in the activity profile tab

It appears that tag wiki edits are again misreported in the activity tab of user profiles. I first noticed this on Travel. Consider for example the france tag wiki: Gagravarr's creation and edits don'...
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Examples of great tag wikis

I feel very comfortable editing questions and answers to improve their content. I've been doing that for a while and after asking questions on Meta Stack Overflow and reviewing others' edits,...
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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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Planning thread for per-tag FAQ

There has been talk about creating per-tag FAQ pages. Assuming this is going to be implemented at some point, I suggest this question here as a collection point for such FAQ entries in the various ...
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Trying to improve a tag wiki while blocked causes incorrect 'This post has been deleted'

Scenario: Assume you are a user suffering some type of being banned, where if you try to suggest an edit. You will not be able to do so, and instead you get a message like "You are temporarily banned ...
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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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Add tag wiki/excerpt audits with copied content [duplicate]

In line with the proposal of Shog to improve the reject reasons, I think we should also teach reviewers to search for plagiarization whenever they hit a tag wiki/excerpt edit. So, I suggest that ...
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Kill the book lists and put them home in their respective tag wikis [closed]

Sock your eyeballs on the horde of questions tagged books on Stack Overflow. Clearly this is a honeypot for programmers to rifle through their desks, pantries and basements and post whatever tomes ...