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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Tag Wiki - a better way to find it

The tag wiki feature is starting to gain some traction: google-maps, php, c#, c, c++, vb.net, vb6, asmx, javascript, wcf, cocoa, visual-studio, latex, clojure, c++0x, delphi, subjective, r, python, ...
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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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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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Tag wiki badge suggestions

I know there aren't any badges related to tag wikis at the moment so I thought I might suggest a few. Proofer - First minor edit to a tag wiki. Bronze badge, awarded the first time you make a ...
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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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I created 50 tag wikis before my second post on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Activity log entry before registration date I looked at the last page of my activity tab today, and discovered it is full of created TAGNAME description created ...
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How professional do we want the tag-wiki pages?

I was perusing the new tag-wiki feature today, starting with JavaScript since I'm most familiar with that tag. I was a little surprised to see the following statement in the "About JavaScript" ...
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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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Can the guidance on the tag wiki edit page be improved?

The tag wikis on a lot of Stack Exchange sites can be pretty abysmal at times. There are numerous instances of members blatantly copying and pasting Wikipedia content, but even when it's not straight-...
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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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“Invalid edit” reject reason does not make sense for tag wiki edits

I just rejected an edit to a tag wiki excerpt that was just … wrong. The edit suggested a tag synonym. The invalid edit rejection reason, however, does not make sense for tag wikis: You can't "...
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Copy and pasting Wikipedia articles into tag-wikis [duplicate]

A user has recently been going through several tag-wikis on Stack Overflow and copy and pasting from Wikipedia into the excerpt and tag-wiki. I flagged one of his posts and asked a mod to send him a ...
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Adding ID attributes to content in tag wikis?

A lot of focus has been rising for tag wikis lately, which is good, yes. However, if we are expected to put so much information into the tag wikis, shouldn't we also have some easy way to direct users ...
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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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Add 'UTC' to description to 'fanatic' badge description

I suggest adding either the description 'UTC' or a small logo "UTC" to the 'Fanatic' badge, and other time-sensitive badges like it, so people know they have to go by UTC (which makes sense, by the ...
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Tag wiki double points? [duplicate]

I understand that adding content to a tag wiki gets two reputation points. Today, I appear to get four points (2 x 2) for https://stackoverflow.com/tags/objectbuilder/info which I do not understand....
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Next-generation tag wikis that leverage simple conventions to empower your creativity

A lot of tag wikis contain vague buzzwords and read like advertisements. Take, for example, the excerpt of the tag wiki of the aurelia tag on Stack Overflow: A next generation JavaScript client ...
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If I can't improve a tag wiki edit, don't show me the button

Just now, I wanted to improve a tag wiki excerpt edit. This is on an SE 2.0 site (Unix). Clicking on the Improve button brought me to the tag wiki excerpt edit page, which showed the 404 page not ...
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New bronze badge for reading tag wiki

As a means to encourage new users to look at tag wiki and become aware of them, I suggest that we add a new bronze badge for reading x different entries of tag wiki (which has some content), where x ...
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Automatically check for Wikipedia plagiarism in case of new tag wikis

I just reverted a bunch of tag wiki edits by a ~7k rep user that just copied somewhat meaningless information from Wikipedia into various previously-empty tag wikis. I assume he simply didn't know ...
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Can we get a “generic definition” rejection reason for suggested tag wiki edits?

This is related to the other question I just asked about improving the on-page guidelines for tag wiki edits. Since I know, in the back of my mind, that there will always be people who don't read the ...
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Provide blame for tag wiki content

I can't do a "blame" for tag wikis. For example, in https://stackoverflow.com/tags/jquery/info , I can't see what edit added "which represents less than 28% of all browsers in use", and see if a ...
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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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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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Why don't meta sites use common tag wikis for common tags?

Some tags such as discussion and retag-request have, or should have, the same wiki across MSE and all per-site metas. I propose that tags can be whitelisted here on MSE to have their wikis copied to ...
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Include ViewCount in the Posts table for tag wikis (in SEDE)

Currently, the ViewCount column of the Posts table in SEDE is always null for tag wikis (posts where PostTypeId = 4). But this data is certainly tracked somewhere internally - I can look at the ...
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Award publicity badges for sharing Tag Wikis

This is part 2 of Highlighting the Tag Wikis. Currently, there are three badges (Announcer, Booster and Publicist) that encourage sharing questions (and implicitly, answers). I suggest that these ...
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Please complete the orphan wiki lifecycle

It was recently announced that tags with exactly one tag that also possess a complete tag wiki will not be deleted. This is welcome news for many smaller sites. On Board and Card games, we have ...
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Out of votes - Change message?

When trying to approve tag wiki edits I'm presented with the following text: Out of votes - you may not vote on this user any more today. The text is misleading in that it makes me think that I ...
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Encourage new tag wikis by reducing requirements to create a tag wiki when there is none

It seems to me that there are a lot of tags with no wikis. I think that tag wikis are a nice feature and it'd be great to have more of them. I propose that when there is no tag wiki at all we allow ...
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What are tag wikis for?

Wait, wait, hear me out. I was looking at subprocess earlier today. Its tag wiki reads, in its entirety: The subprocess module includes replacements for functions such as os.popen*, os.spawn*, os....
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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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New tag wikis cannot be created

I just noticed something that might become a problem in the near future. It's currently impossible to create new tag wikis. Editing existing ones seems to work, but you can't create new ones. The ...
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There's a badge for editing a tag wiki entry but not one for creating a tag wiki entry?

Shouldn't there be a badge for creating a tag wiki entry? And should it be retroactive?
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Feature request: large warning when pasting into tag wikis

Lately (on Server Fault at least) we've been seeing many tag wiki edits where people copy and paste content from other websites without the slightly bit of rewriting. Every site I've checked out ...
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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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Is there any way to view a list of all recent tag wiki edits on a specific site?

I would like to monitor tag wiki edits on a specific SE site. Is there any way to view a list of all recent tag wiki edits on a specific site?
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Research Assistant - update to “Edited 50 different tag wikis bodies”?

Research Assistant badge is defined as: Research Assistant silver; awarded once Edit 50 different tag wiki bodies Edits to tag wiki excerpts do ^[not][1] count Source: badge ...
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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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Please show suggested edits to tag wikis and the corresponding excerpt together [duplicate]

When there are many suggested edits in the queue, a random selection of them is shown. This is more annoying than useful, but there's a case when it's especially annoying: if someone edits both a tag ...
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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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What to do about Wiki Tags that Reference “The Great Stack Overflow Tag Cleanup” now that the page on MSO is AWOL (404)?

I was looking at the context tag, which said: DO NOT USE - Removed as part of https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/128315/the-great-stack-overflow-tag-question-cleanup-of-2012. I've updated ...
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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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What's an orphan wiki?

I created a tag wiki for the mixed-content tag on SO. Later I saw I had earned two rep points for orphan wiki. When I click on the link I get sent to a revisions page, but am not sure what I am ...
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What makes a good tag?

I just read the tag FAQ and it didn't seem to make clear that tags should be unambiguously meaningful. I would suggest that a "good tag" be one that you could write a tag wiki excerpt for (and not ...
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Why can I single-handedly approve tag wiki edits, but need someone else's approval myself?

Okay, so I have the approve tag wiki edits privilege, which gives me access to the suggested edits queue. I can approve and reject tag wiki edits by myself, but when I decide to edit a tag wiki, it ...
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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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Make the link to, and usefulness of, the tag wiki more obvious

I finally decided to really look for a tag wiki one day on SO. I feel it should be more noticeable (though I'll admit it didn't take too long to find). I have always noticed the brief general ...
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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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Meta tags with a preset description 404 on viewing excerpt history if they have not yet been edited

Any meta tag that have a preset definition (mainly the moderator-tags and the required-tags, but there are possibly others that I don't know of, including maybe some that are not on metas) will take ...