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Can we have tag wiki and wiki excerpt edit reviews in a separate queue to suggested edits?

Separating tag wiki edits into a separate review queue will also allow us to enforce the different level of scrutiny required when reviewing these edits. Tag wikis are especially prone to plagiarism, ...
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Disinformation on moderator elections

It is copied from the same tag on Meta SO. According to an online dictionary the meaning of periodically can be: from time to time, frequently And that is the meaning of the word used here.
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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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Irritating message when editing several tag wikis

The message is there for a reason. You can't post multiple tag wiki edits at the same time to prevent misusing the system. Rate limits are there to prevent the damage that one user can perform within ...
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What reputation is needed to suggest language hints to be used for particular tags?

Currently only moderators can change it. It is read-only text to everyone else, present solely so users can figure out which highlighter is being used for a given tag. There is no mechanism in place ...
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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

Network wide there are today only 307 of such tags. I don't think this bug needs immediate fixing but the query can be used to find tags that have no wiki but maybe deserve it. Here is the multi-db ...
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Be proud of tag wikis!

I think in general that UI is a bit overcrowded, and while the features are helpful, they're probably not necessary all on the same bar like that. For example, in the new UI, Votes is already ...
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I'm not that bad! Why can't I review?

Those are tag wiki and tag wiki excerpt suggestions, suggested by Jon Arndt. Those suggestions can only be reviewed by users with 5k reputation. Since you don't have enough reputation to review ...
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Taxonomist Badge - How can I earn this badge?

I think part of your confusion is that you're seeing two similar phrases but not considering their antecedents. For the badge, you need to create the tag. The actual tag. If there's a tag already ...
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Tag Wikis: why not be unified?

The Tag Wiki pages are not intended to host generic content like the definitions or descriptions you might find on a Wikipedia page for that subject. The purpose of Tag Wikis is to create something ...
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Why is [meta-tag:status-planned] not rendered in this tag info?

I talked to Adam about this and it seems that I'm correct - as far as he can tell, for the default templates we don't actually process the Markdown. I've added a status-review tag to the question so ...
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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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Improve description of tag wikis in Help Center

We reviewed your suggestion and agreed. We have updated the help center articles as suggested to reflect it.
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How to give the creator of a package / framework some elevated rights?

Having created some package, tool, technique, or idea does not mean that you know how tagging on Stack Exchange works or even that you are sure that the thing you invented is even on-topic. For that, ...
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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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Edit a tag info if original author is not active anymore

Tag wiki edit suggestions go into the suggested edits queue just like any other suggested edit. These get approved by the community (if the OP doesn't get to them first). Whether the OP is around or ...
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The user who first created a tag wiki is treated as owner for suggested edits

From some snooping around, this bug only happens if the first editor of the tag wiki submitted a binding edit to make the wiki (or excerpt), not a suggested edit. As suggested edits are based on diffs,...
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What do the Posttype values in the schema of Stack Exchange data dump mean?

3. Orphaned tag wiki This are the wiki texts for tags that are removed by the clean-up script. When the tag is removed (because no questions have the tag anymore) you can no longer reach the wiki. 4. ...
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Should tags include a news section?

No. News is not useful for the Q/A format. Information should be as timeless as possible. Introducing a news section would require extensive editing work to keep it up-to-date. It would also mean ...
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What constitutes spam in a tag wiki?

As we recently settled a similar issue on Law, I think a modification of my answer there would be fair. If a link is additional to or directly supports a good tag description, it's a good link. Leave ...
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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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Is there a bug in the implementation of the Research Assistant badge?

If you're tracking the badge, the profile page will say you earned it once you meet the criteria for it. However, the actual award process runs on a schedule and may not kick in right away. At the ...
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Is it appropriate to link in a tag wiki to tag-specific discussion forums?

Yes, it's okay to link to other resources in tag wikis. While I could find some links in other tags (mainly directly pointing to the project), I couldn't find any example of linking to an external ...
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For each Stack Exchange site, would it be good to have a pseudo-dictionary webpages for tag list?

On a small screen such as a phone there is a three bar menu on the top left of the page. If you tap on that you will see Tags in the dropdown menu. Choose that to see a page with the description and ...
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How to add details to a tag?

Yes. Once the tag is created, you'll be able to suggest a tag excerpt and a tag wiki. Just click on the tag, and follow the 'help us create it' link on the next page.
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Tag excerpts on MSE and MSO contains HTML paragraph tags

There was a bug in the post rebaking code. It didn't exclude tag wiki excerpts from the Markdown processing pipeline. MSE and MSO and SO have already been fixed.
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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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When are tag wikis created by the Community user vs a normal user?

According to this answer, it depends on whether the first revision of the tag wiki had to go through review or not, that is if the user who wrote it had the privilege to edit tag wikis without review. ...
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