Normally, when looking at tag information, at the bottom of the screen, there is a button labeled "Edit Tag Info".

However, when looking at today, there is no way to suggest edits.

Problem is pictured below:

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Info page in question:


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    Good question. When I checked the tags I only saw a few edit links.
    – Burgi
    Feb 19, 2018 at 17:39

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According to the edit history, the post was deleted "by the community":


I guess you can't edit a tag wiki that has been deleted.

Turns out what happened here was that the original wiki was suggested by a user who was later destroyed for engaging in nefarious behavior; in these situations all posts owned by the user are deleted along with them - including, as it turns out, tag wikis or tag excerpts (the first editor gets implicit ownership of the "post" that backs these wikis).

There were three other such tags scattered around the network; all are now fixed and can be edited.

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    As a <10k user, when I try to click the "edit history" link, I am presented with a 404 error, which is typical for deleted posts. However, even though the post is deleted, it still shows up in the main "Tags" when searching. Feb 19, 2018 at 17:51
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    Yeah, the tag is fine; the wiki is what got deleted. This is a pretty unusual situation; the system doesn't even allow undeleting tag wikis. I had to do a little dance with tag merges to ditch the old history.
    – Shog9
    Feb 19, 2018 at 19:05
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    Oh, uh... I inadvertently gave myself a taxonomist badge fixing this. If anyone more deserving wants it, lemme know.
    – Shog9
    Feb 19, 2018 at 19:32

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