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How can a moderator clear a tag wiki or excerpt?

Tags whose first real revision was a suggested edit will have a blank first revision, attributed to Community, that you can roll back to without any fuss. For tags whose first revision was submitted ...
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Please stop mangling tag wiki excerpts

The regex for clean tag excerpts has been simplified a bit, and now looks like this: ^.{0,40}? ( (this\stag\s(is)?\s?) # this tag .. this tag is|about ... | (the\s[^\s]+\stag\s(is\s)?) # the {foo} ...
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Why can't I submit this meta tag wiki edit?

Removing the paragraph with the [meta-tag:status-planned] text did the trick. I was able to submit the edit from the review queue. Ah, I see my mistake now. I thought I was editing the "tag ...
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Is there a proofing tool for writing tag excerpts?

There is no official proofing tool. The rules are described in this answer, and assuming the regex there is up to date (given your test cases, it is), this Regex101 suite allows you to check how the ...
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Tag Info vs. Tag Wiki: be clear they are NOT the same

This workflow is somewhat confusing and could definitely benefit from an overhaul. It's easy to forget to question how informative the UI is when you already know how to use the page. So, let's start ...
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It is now impossible to make a suggested edit to a tag-info

Sorry again folks. For what it's worth, we did put in some additional monitoring for observability and feature flags in case we needed to easily rollback the latest round of changes. And checked ...
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Reading the remainder of this tag explanation

The complete tag info, which contains the excerpt visible in that container, as well as more information, can be accessed by clicking the question mark in the upper right corner of the container.
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Does the 'Research Assistant' badge now count tag excerpt edits?

No, it does not. What you are seeing is an oddity in how we store tag wikis and their excerpts. One cannot exist without the other. Whenever one is created, the other has to be created. Since you are ...
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If a tag is removed and later created again, is the original tag-info recreated, too?

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 ...
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There should be a way to review recent tag wiki edits

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 ...
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Where is the edit tag button?

Your profile says you have five pending suggested edits (Wayback Machine link for posterity). On non-beta sites, five is the maximum. You'll have to wait until one of those gets accepted or rejected; ...
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Why do some [untagged] tags miss an excerpt?

You can see from the revisions of the two examples you gave (Stack Overflow & Server Fault) that the excerpt isn't automated but was created (and edited a bunch of times in SO's case) by regular ...
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How can I get information of a tag with the Stack Exchange API?

You'll need another API method to get this information. The excerpt (shown in your screenshot) is included by default, but there's also tag information in the tag wiki which isn't included. If you ...
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Librarian (gold) and Research Assistant 2 (silver) - proposal

I think this would be very helpful and definitely give a greater incentive for tag wiki edits. I like that it makes tag wiki excerpts almost as valuable to edit as actual tag wikis. However, there are ...
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Is it possible to find tag-info (tag-wiki and tag-excerpt) for the tag which was deleted?

There is a list of orphaned tag wikis (i.e. tag wikis from now-deleted tags) visible to moderators at /admin/orphan-wikis (or from a link on the mod links page). Unfortunately the orphaned wiki page ...
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Help text for Tag wiki excerpts does not mention markdown is not supported

As of June 14th (thanks @Pang), when you edit a tag wiki excerpt, you are reminded that tag wiki excerpts are (plain text only, no Markdown formatting)
Glorfindel's user avatar
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Warn tag wiki excerpt creators/editors that markup/links don't work in excerpts

Adam made this happen:
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An error occurred when editing a tag excerpt

Stack Overflow Documentation introduced a "Friendly Name" field, which was not correctly stored in revisions. This made quick edits go bonkers. After the quick edit window ended, normal edits would ...
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Quickly find and improve usage guidance excerpts on tags

Yes, this is possible with SEDE. This query tells me there are currently ±13800 tags on Stack Overflow waiting for a tag excerpt. It shows the most frequently used tags first, the top hit is angular2-...
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Why do some [untagged] tags miss an excerpt?

Theoretically this tag shouldn't have an excerpt because it's not meant to stay around. It gets automatically deleted like any other tag when there are no questions with it - which it shouldn't have ...
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Edit tag wiki except character count is incorrect and leads to inconsistent error message

There was a slight difference in how line-endings were being counted on the serverside (CRLF) vs clientside (LF). This should now be consistent, in that we normalize to CRLF on the clientside too (...
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Is it possible to find tag-info (tag-wiki and tag-excerpt) for the tag which was deleted?

It's not perfect, but you could use a third party archive, such as the Wayback Machine. For example, the double-factorial tag info which you mention in OP is stored in The Wayback Machine (although ...
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Block hyperlinks in tag wiki excerpts

While not particularly common, there are some scenarios where it makes sense to include a URL in a tag excerpt. For example, take the following Super User tags. Ubuntu Free, open-source operating ...
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Why isn't the reputation gained for editing a tag wiki refunded if the tag is burned?

From experience I conclude that rules for keeping rep from tag-wiki edits and post edits, are the same as for Q&A posts. If the post was visible for 2 months your edit was useful to readers and ...
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Tag wiki excerpt history applies Markdown formatting to what should be plain text

I was curious, so I decided to do some digging regarding tag excerpts using SEDE (specifically in excerpts, since Markdown isn't a problem in wiki bodies). On Stack Overflow, there are (at time of ...
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