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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Users with 5k+ rep have “approve tag wiki edits” privilege but can't see list of suggested edits

The approve-tag-wiki-edits page states that users need 5k reputation to approve tag wiki edits. However, there seems to be no way to see the list of suggested edits. The /review/suggested-edits page ...
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Can the tag wikis for the mandatory tags and moderator-only tags be propagated to all the other meta sites?

A question was raised on NothingToInstall's Web Apps chat about missing tag wiki's for [status-completed] etc. I went and created some, but realised that these would be the same for all meta sites, ...
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Shouldn't wiki review rejects of plagarism have a source?

I submitted a backticks wiki entry and one reviewer said the material was plagiarized. I don't mind saying my contributions are minor, etc. However, this is a particularly nasty form of rejection. ...
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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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Tag excerpts on MSE and MSO contains paragraph tags

When hovering over the tag you can see that the excerpt is enclosed by paragraph tags (just hover over the tags on this question as a test). Which kind of makes sense as if you look at the tag info ...
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Typo in empty tag wiki pages

Go to any empty tag wiki page (like this one on SO, or this one on SU, or this one on SF) and read the first sentence: There is no tag wiki for this tag u2026 yet! …looks like someone ...
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What to do with perhaps spammy tag wikis?

Consider, please, https://stackoverflow.com/tags/python-requests/info To my ear, there's some pretty loud horn-tooting here. However, I don't want to just edit it out, in case I'm just a grump. ...
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Security issues with tag wiki revision history

https://stackoverflow.com/posts/3607476/revisions (2k+ -- if security is working properly; I don't have a test account to check with) While I only have 68 upvotes in that tag (need 100 to edit), I ...
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Editing a tag-wiki should show in your activity log

The activity tag in a users profile should include a log of tag-wiki editing. Probably goes with or comes after Tag Wiki - visible edit history / rollback.
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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 edits adding subjective opinions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do with Tag Wiki excerpts that love their subject a bit much? I was just prompted to approve/reject an edit of https://stackoverflow.com/tags/visual-studio/info which ...
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Can I not “plagiarize” my own content in a tag wiki?

I've recently suggested a tag wiki edit, for my company's new Stack Overflow tag, dwolla. For the long description, I've copied some content that I have written myself for our developers site. 2 days ...
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Link-only answers: bad. But what about link-only tag wikis?

Over in Music Fans (Beta) we're getting a lot of tag descriptions submitted that are, more or less, links to band's pages or links to Wiki pages about the band. I've seen the link-only answer horse ...
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How should copied content be formatted in tag wikis?

How should copied content be formatted when editing tag wikis?
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When are tag wikis created by the Community user vs a normal user?

When viewing the history of tag wikis, I've come across quite a few tags showing that the original revision was by the Community user, and quite a few that were by normal users. Two random examples I'...
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Why is there an [excel-formulas] tag? [closed]

In 2011 there was a thread explaining that StackOverflow should only be used for VBA questions while everything else should be on SuperUser. In 2012 there was another thread marked as a duplicate ...
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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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Still able to review wiki edits during a review ban

I recently failed a couple audits and got review banned. As of now: However, I just reviewed this wiki edit: I wasn't able to review the related excerpt edit though: Additionally... ...I am able ...
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Display tag badges on tag page

Can we display tag badges on the tag page? Currently to look at the amount of badge awards for a tag, you have to: Go to the badge page Scroll down to Tag Badges Click on Bronze Badges Click on "All"...
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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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What reputation is needed to suggest language hints to be used for particular tags?

In What is syntax highlighting and how does it work? it says: If you're curious whether a tag has a language hint, any user is capable of checking by visiting that tag's wiki page. The language ...
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Encourage tag wiki creation/edits by awarding more reputation to editors

Right now, editing a tag wiki earns you +2 rep points. Considering that most tag wikis have no content whatsoever, shouldn't we encourage people to write tag wikis and fill in these gaps for ...
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Is it possible to rescue an orphaned tag wiki?

A while ago, I wrote a tag wiki for the [dsp] tag on SO. Later, [dsp] became a synonym for [signal-processing]. However, nobody has written a tag wiki for the latter. Is there any way to retrieve ...
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Single-use tags with no tag wiki, but with rejected proposals for the tag wiki, aren't auto-burninated after six months

Recently, there was some confusion as to why a single-use tag without a tag wiki wasn't auto-burninated after six months. It was later discovered that as someone made a rejected proposal for the tag ...
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No description filter on tags page

Having a filter for no description would be helpful because then the tag editors can quickly tell which tags they need to make descriptions for.
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Excavator badge incorrectly claims to be associated with an “orphan wiki” post

I recieved the Excavator Badge on Gaming.SE for an edit I made to the starcraft-2 tag wiki. However, the badge page instead lists it as being on an "orphan wiki" post: This is a bug, although I'm not ...
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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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Show Stack Overflow tag-wiki information to employers on the Careers site

The Careers site has a great connection to my Stack Overflow activity. My top tags automagically end up being shown on my profile for everyone to see. There they are. Take for example unity3d. ...
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Cleaning the Prototype tag [closed]

Summary The prototype is ambiguous. After reviewing the current questions, the tag wiki should be updated. Progress update I have retagged over 1700 questions. We need a better tag wiki excerpt. If ...
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The use of tags outside the Q&A sites

Tags are used to categorize posts on SE sites, but what I only realized recently is that they're getting used in other parts of the SE network as well, in particular on Careers/SO Jobs. If you click ...
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Should there be high-rep-user contributed descriptions for tags?

Hello, I have seen Tag description but I would like to bring new action to the topic as well as clarify some points of how it could work.. First of all, there are a lot of cryptic and ambiguous tags ...
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Should some “forbidden” tags still have an active tag wiki and tag synonyms?

Apologies to those who answered already, but I think the first version of my question wasn't all that clear and I've refined it... Currently, the [beginner] tag on SO has been vanquished (along with ...
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“improve tag wiki” should be greyed out like “edit” while banned from editing

I made a series of edit suggestions on meta over the past week to add a new tag, which were rejected. As a result, I'm banned from editing for the next 7 days. No complaints there. I just clicked an "...
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Tag Farming and non-valuable Tag Wiki suggestions

I spent some time today contributing to StackOverflow by performing some review tasks. I noticed an unusually high number of tag wiki suggestions all from one user, all (or majority) for tags very ...
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Please Allow Feedback on Tag Wikis

I was just using the 10k "Recent Tag Wikis" tool to see what others have been up to, and I just noticed: there's nothing I can do about issues I've seen with the wikis. I don't have access to edit ...
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Can we have an option to sort suggested edits by type?

Can we have an option to sort suggested edits by type? Tag only Tag wiki Tag excerpt In this type of format in the close vote review queue: This would help people trying to focus on misguided ...
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Alert reviewers when a tag wiki has already gotten reject votes for plagarism [duplicate]

After episodes like this, I think it would be good if we added a new feature to the tag wiki review page. If a user clicks Approve after the edit has already revived a "Copied Content" rejection, show ...
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Can I filter the Suggested Edits queue to exclude tag wikis?

Approving an edit of a tag-wiki requires quite a lot of knowledge. Is what's written there correct and relevant? Was it pasted from Wikipedia? Does it help to distinguish between related similar tags? ...
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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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Improving the tag wiki

The tag wiki is a great idea, but it is lacking some features to make it more useful. For example, Gordon posted an interesting "reference" question with non-searchable PHP symbols (so people don't ...
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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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Why can I tag a question with a tag marked 'DO NOT USE'?

If I shouldn't be using the tag, why am I allowed to? It seems like really bad design. An interface shouldn't permit you to do things that you're not supposed to do, especially when you're ...
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Why is Research Assistant the least earned badge?

The badge Research Assistant has been awarded to 68 individuals which is the minimum of all the badges including the gold badges. Why is it so? Is it hard to earn? As it is much more exclusive than ...
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What constitutes spam in a tag wiki?

Recently I came across a user on a site who: Was affiliated with a product/service (according to their profile). Was active on the site (i.e. clearly not a spam bot). Edited mention of their product/...
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Synchronize tag wikis across Stack Exchange sites

I just edited the tag wiki for mercurial on SO, SF, SU, and programmers. Since the tag covers the same program on all those sites, I copy-pasted the description from SO after merging in some details ...
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Tag wiki for copycat-sites

I dropped by earlier today to flag up a site that's scraping SE content and reposting it without attribution. The question was quickly closed with a note pointing me to this question. Fair enough. I'd ...
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Confusing 'total score' terminology

On the tag-wiki pages : To edit this wiki, you must have a total score of 100 on non-community-wiki answers in this tag (you currently have 9), and at least 2000 reputation I find 'total ...
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Please add “Are you sure you want to navigate away from this page?” to edit page of tag wiki

I was writing a SO tag wiki for [jdbc] today, with some pauses now and then. Right when I was almost finished, I accidently closed the browser tab. After a minute of astonishment and complete silence ...
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Find out tags with no wiki? [duplicate]

Is it possible to find out the tags that are old and have no tag wiki? Wouldn't it be good to find out the tags without it and possibly have a proper wiki for them? It would improve the tags a lot ...
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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 [...