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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Be proud of tag wikis!

Was interested in learning more about a particular tag (in a single tag filter page) when I realized just how much tag wikis must be embarrassing to the folks who run this joint Look at that anemic "...
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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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Can we have tag wiki and wiki excerpt edit reviews in a separate queue to suggested edits?

To approve tag wiki and wiki excerpts requires 5k. To approve post edits requires 2k. Given there are issues concerning tag wiki edits: Let's stop tag wiki plagiarism Stopping tag wiki ...
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How to motivate users to write tag wikis?

A very large number of tags on Stack Overflow don't have tag wikis at all. How can users be motivated with enough rep to write and edit them more often? Rationale: A great deal of users asking ...
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Accessing extended tag info is almost impossible

The new tag popup makes it easy to watch or ignore particular tags and shows the tag info excerpt. Here's one on EL&U: However, the full tag info contains a lot more information which helps users....
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How might we *naturally* lead newbs to the tag wiki?

We have a tag wiki, it's actually really good. Here's the one we have in JavaScript. The javascript wiki is beautiful for newbs, it really is. It covers off: The basics What JS is How to ask a JS ...
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Highlighting the Tag Wikis

There have been some discussions (1, 2) on the usefulness and visibility of Tag Wikis. Two concerns that have repeatedly been voiced are : Searchability Visibility These are major problems with the ...
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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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Improving the tag wiki user experience by standardizing the naming convention

Tag wikis are important Tag wikis are awesome, and I like their format. However, I think it can be counter-intuitive for users to get there. Often there is a vast amount of useful information in the ...
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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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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 moderators to manually ban >2k users from suggesting edits to tag wikis

I recently found a guy mass-plagiarizing tag wikis. The problem is, he had more than 2,000 reputation and thus a moderator couldn't manually ban him from suggesting edits. This manual ban is useful ...
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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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I built a SQL version of JSFiddle - is it appropriate to update the SQL tag wiki?

I see that for the JavaScript tag, there is a suggestion that questioners use JSFiddle or JSBin as tools for formulating their question. I also see that currently, there is no equivalent suggestion ...
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Make rules regarding copying tag wiki content from other websites more explicit

Looking through the list of recently created tag wikis (10k only) and suggested tag wiki edits, one thing stands out - a lot of the content is copy and pasted directly from other sites on the internet....
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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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Allow for bounties on Tag Wikis

In part of my, "make tag wikis awesome in 2012 initiative" I am looking at ideas that would improve the quality, quantity and exposure of tag wikis. In theory, we could allow for bounties on tag ...
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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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Create a separate review queue for tag wiki edits

I just got past the 5k mark on SO, and at first it was very unclear where/how I could vote on tag wiki edits. I was expecting a new queue for these reviews, so I spent around 10 minutes looking in ...
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Don't show suggested edits that I can't approve

I'm seeing suggested edits to tag wikis on Stack Overflow which I do not have the ability to approve. Could you just not show me those?
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Company logos on tag wikis; are they allowed?

A user has been making a lot of changes to tag wikis. So far, so fantastic! These are obviously good faith edits. However, he's also been adding a lot of company logos or product pictures; for ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Confusing review UI leads editors to accept tag wikis while rejecting corresponding excerpts

I suggested a few new tag wikis. Most were accepted, but in a few, the tag wiki body was accepted but the corresponding excerpt was rejected, leaving them with no summary. I inquired about it on ...
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Special handling for FAQ questions

This came out of a discussion in the C++ lounge today with @casperOne regarding the long-term viability of keeping the c++-faq meta-tag around. Please help me to flesh it out. The problems: Meta-...
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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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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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Users should not be able to suggest tag wikis for 'untagged'

untagged isn't a real tag, and it should be reduced to 0 questions as fast as possible. Yet, you can suggest tag wikis for it that slowly but surely result in orphaned wikis. Can we blacklist this ...
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Tag Wiki vs Community Wiki

I spend a lot of time on Stack Overflow answering questions about date, time and time zones. (This is somewhat of a favorite subject of mine.) Over the past many months, I have been improving and ...
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We need tag wiki plagiarism audits

Yes, it's time for me to complain about plagiarism again. We already have Suggested Edit audits, but I would like to see Tag Wiki and Tag Wiki Excerpt audits that specifically introduce copied ...
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Convert http links to https in tag wikis

As part of the migration to HTTPS, a bot rewrote http:// links pointing inside the Stack Exchange network to https://. This bot only ran on questions and answers. Please run the bot on tag wikis as ...
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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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Suggested edits to tag wikis are systematically and silently rejected

I just submitted a few suggested edits to tag wikis on Computer Science, (137–146). All of them were newly created excerpts or wikis. They have been rejected silently: there is no indication of who ...
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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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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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Flag for mod, locking, etc. for tag wikis

In case of edit wars (hopefully soon to be visible) or other problems like inappropriate content in a tag wiki I can't edit, we need the ability to flag tag-wikis for moderator attention. ...
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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.