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Allow moderators to manually ban >2k users from suggesting edits to tag wikis

There's no UI for this, but the functionality exists. Drop this into your console, fill in the userID, optionally adjust the days to be banned, and it's done. $.post("/admin/ban-suggested-edits", {...
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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 too: from time to time, frequently And that is the meaning of the word used here.
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Link-only answers: bad. But what about link-only tag wikis?

Tag wikis were added to create a editable, user-contributed resource for that site. If the wiki is simply sending users elsewhere to find that information, it should be rejected. Tag wikis are there ...
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How can I insert a link to tag from tag wikis (NOT excerpt)?

In the the wiki description you can use the same markup/markdown as in posts. So [tag:unicorns] results in unicorns. Of course, you could always take a look at a tag wiki that has the sort of ...
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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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Orphaned tag wiki edits have broken activity entries

I have a slightly better idea. Rather than modifying the system to include some sort of useless text there that doesn't really identify anything, we should simply have the Community user automatically ...
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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 first revision, attributed to Community, that you can roll back to without any fuss. For tags whose first revision was submitted as a ...
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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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Link-only answers: bad. But what about link-only tag wikis?

We had the same discussion on GIS SE Meta about 18 months ago as Are tag wikis with just an URL ok? My answer there, which was the most upvoted and accepted, was: I think a tag wiki with just a ...
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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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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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Provide blame for tag wiki content

If you are looking for a revision that is older than last sunday (that is when SEDE gets its refresh) you could use the following query ... select creationdate , rev , userid as [User Link] ...
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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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Allow deleting a tag wiki or excerpt

Diamond moderators can rollback a Tag Wiki and Tag Wiki Excerpt back to emptiness from the respective history page.
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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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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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When did tagging become user responsibiliy?

I think you are likely misinterpreting this: Stack Overflow questions are grouped by tags, created by programmers just like you. Using the right tags makes it easier for other programmers to find ...
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Trying to improve a tag wiki while blocked causes incorrect 'This post has been deleted'

I assume that the misleading message is because of my assumption "user is banned somehow". And therefor the message should rather be something like ... - no more edits are allowed (pick ...
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Public beta "trusted user" cannot edit tag wikis

Editing tag wikis without approval is a trusted user privilege, you need 4000 rep on a public beta for this.
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I don't understand most tag wiki edits in review queue

First: thank you for being a good reviewer; far too many people just approve these without doing nearly the amount of research you describe here. I generally have the same problem - I'm not an ...
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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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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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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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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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