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What about the same way that Meta forces one of 4 meta tags? You click there, and they are there waiting, with the excerpt: But instead of feature-request etc, it is the suggested tag?


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I've suggested this elsewhere, probably in the comments, but it applies well here: Whenever a user rejects an edit as either plagiarism or vandalism, the suggested edit should display a large notice indicating that. Plagiarism and vandalism can sometimes be hard to spot for those who don't take as much time to thoroughly investigate every aspect of an edit, ...


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Here's what I'm thinking: When I go to reject an edit, add a text field to the copied content reason, a place to indicate where the content was copied from: Since we now have this information, we can show it to subsequent reviewers - along with a big red alert bubble: The link would be clickable, opening a new tab with the allegedly-copied-from ...


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Wow, I really don't like this. You lose control over what gets displayed in the question list blurb. It would have been better if, for example, the XML blurb had simply stopped at the paragraph break, or a separate space had been provided for the blurb text. As it is, the text is going to get cut off in all sorts of awkward ways. I think I know why this ...


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Being uninformed of copyright conventions does not automatically make someone a plagiarist; if we can't assume the best in otherwise friendly and helpful behavior while providing mentoring and guidance then we're really in trouble. This is our fault, because this keeps happening and we haven't put proper just-in-time guidance in place to teach people how to ...


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I rolled back this change, this is probably the last check in from me. It will now display the excerpt, as it always did.


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Actually, what your screenshot shows, could work - e.g. putting the warning right into the edit box. Alternatively, the system could search for the text in Wikipedia, and if found, either deny the editing, give a warning message, or flag it for review by a human.


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Here's what I do:     It serves as both an immediate deterrent (the tag wiki is not used), and a long-term deterrent (if someone has too many of their suggested edits rejected, they are automatically barred from suggesting any more for a certain period of time). I realize that this doesn't solve the problem long-term, but these are the ...


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Tag wiki excerpts are visible all over SO, not just on one question page, and are regularly seen by lots of people, so only high-rep users are allowed to edit these without editorial review. Note that tag wikis are about how the tag is (to be) used on SO, so we want someone with plenty of SO experience under their belt, as well as knowledge on the subject ...


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Sadly, it's due to an issue with how the suggested edit is rendered in the review queue. The review queue doesn't render the same way the actual page is. In that queue it appears, to the untrained eye, that it was working before, and that your edit double-encoded the values. When looking at the tag wiki normally one can see that your edit is in fact ...


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Probably because the hyperlinks get rendered when reviewing the suggested edit (it's even rendered in the revision history, as you can see), but don't actually get rendered in the popup box. People are less likely to notice or think about the problem when reviewing. I've undone the edit. It's obviously incorrect since it looks horrid in that popup.


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I think we have differing definitions of helpful... you explicitly call out the following from the blog post as something this user is not doing. 3. Concentrate on what a tag means to your community... 4. Provide basic guidance on when to use the tag... If I pick out a couple (completely at random): abandoned-memory Part of memory which is not used by ...


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I'll propose another option to help quell this issue: Have there be a 'do a Google search for this text' link on the review page. Have that link do a search with quotes around it (ensuring exact matches only). This will help quickly identify copied content not just from Wikipedia.


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The majority of these are related to the SQL avg() function. Almost all of the rest are connected to average calculations in other languages. 8 questions were actually related to AVG the antivirus software - mostly about how it was interfering with various development tools. I just retagged those to antivirus. 2 questions were in regards to libavg - so I ...


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The wiki suggestion you made doesn't explain the usage of the tag. It explains git-core - that's not what tag wikis are for. Bullet point 4 of the guidelines: Provide basic guidance on when to use the tag Now, re-reading, the problem is that the guidance is buried at the bottom of the edit. It should be at the top. As commented here, it should also ...


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Diamond moderators can rollback a Tag Wiki and Tag Wiki Excerpt back to emptiness from the respective history page.


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They should be and usually are. What you're seeing in those examples are poor tag wiki excerpts wherein the tag itself is mentioned again to explain what that tag is about. Because of the redundancy of such they are automatically stripped from showing up on the tags page leaving some to appear without a starting capital. Example where the tag is ...


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From your example, I would prefer the current php wiki excerpt: PHP is a widely-used, general-purpose server side scripting language that is especially suited for web development. Over your suggested one: For questions about syntax, functions, and other constructs of PHP, a server-side scripting language especially suited for web development. Why? ...


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This is by design. In English only, tag descriptions starting with common prefixes such as "this tag" or "the tag {foo}" are elided when displaying the tag list, in order to convey the maximum amount of information in the limited space allowed in the tag cell.


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You cannot "improve" the tag wiki because you don't have full editing privileges for tag wikis yet. That requires "trusted user" status, or at least 20k reputation. Until you become a "trusted user", you have to suggest edits to tag wikis and have them approved by other community members just like the person who suggested the initial edit. Approval/...


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Hi everyone! I have a problem with the program I am writing. I hope you can help me fix it. The issue has to do with... We don't approve of that, and we shouldn't approve of "For issues relating to" for the same reason. I doubt that it's worth your/anyone's time to actually go edit all those instances back out, though. Best to just let it happen naturally. ...


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Yes! We must implement this now. There should be a error box that says: Hyperlinks cannot be used in tag wiki excerpts. when the system detects a hyperlink in the tag wiki edit. Also, on the right side where it shows you how to edit and improve tag wikis: There should be an additional sentence in the "Tag Wiki Excerpt" section where it says that you ...


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Agreed, the community is currently unable to provide oversight and accountability for the contents of tag wikis. What would be useful would be A new “active” sorting option added to the existing popular, name, new options in the Tags tab. A view with the URL /tags?tab=active, similar to the active questions view, that sorted the list of tags by most recent ...


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As the tag wiki is displayed separately from the excerpt, the information in the excerpt should also appear in the tag wiki body. For example, on the /tags/NAME/info page, the excerpt is not shown; if the first sentence of the body assumes continuity with the excerpt, it will be incomprehensible. This doesn't mean that the first paragraph of the body should ...


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Have Stack Overflow's tag wiki excerpts veered away from their purpose? No. In many cases, it's not that the tag wiki contents have veered away from the purpose of the wiki, but that the actual purpose of the wiki has changed, and the tag wiki contents haven't adapted... or haven't needed to. Once upon a time, the tag wiki excerpt was displayed on the ...


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Tag wiki excerpts do not support Markdown formatting, by design.


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Tag wiki excerpts are for quick plain text descriptions for: when the tag should be added to a question what other tag might be better, or a cursory note on what it represents. When it starts to become a launch pad for other sites or pages to check out, it's time to dial it back. Adding in the ability to format, link or imageificate the excerpt veers it ...


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A key points to keep in mind about tag wikis is that a tag wiki is not an encyclopedia article. A tag wiki should provide information that is relevant to your community. This especially goes for excerpts, which should be brief so that you can find out the meaning of a tag at a glance. Although you can have up to 460 characters in an excerpt, most excerpts ...


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If a tag with the same name as a previously removed tag is created again, does it automatically has the original tag-info? No. I have performed a full scale test to prove this, by following those steps: Found a tag that should not exist, but had wiki text. (winterbash-2017) Burninated the tag by removing it from all questions which had it. Waited for a ...


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