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Questions tagged [tag-wiki]

A "tag wiki" is an editable page that briefly summarizes the topic of the tag and that may provide links to existing questions that are often useful to many people.

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How to make good tag wiki excerpts for software tags?

I recently came across the tag deluge which apparently is a BitTorrent client. Seeing that the tag had no excerpts but a few questions I wanted to add one so that users can easily see what deluge is. ...
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Proposal: [parental-controls] tag wiki excerpt should be edited, so that it's not Windows-specific

Situation The tag wiki excerpt of the parental-controls tag makes it clear that the tag is Windows-specific. Problem But Mac- and Linux-using parents, too, might want to impose parental controls ...
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Specific policy on AWS & EC2?

This is a follow-up to a recent Meta question: Where do EC2 and AWS questions truly belong? That question was posted by a WebApps moderator, calling attention to inappropriate migrations to WebApps. ...
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Retune the [radio] tag?

radio was finally given a wiki excerpt. I disagree with it and figure it would be better to hash it out here than to get into volleys of retagging. The wiki excerpt is: A radio is a device that ...
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Take away the chinese tag

While working on Manufacturer & Company tags are back. Again I have come across the tag chinese. There are quite a few questions on there of varying quality. What is it for, why do we have tags ...
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SharePoint questions

We have https://sharepoint.stackexchange.com/ (currently nearly 60,000 questions compared to less than 300 here). Should we edit the various sharepoint tags to suggest asking on sharepoint....
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What should I do with suggested edits to the wiki of bad tags?

An edit for the abandonware tag wiki came up in the review queue, and it's a fine edit, but the tag's existence is bad. It's clearly a meta tag (i.e. it does nothing to describe a question on its own; ...
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How can I improve suggested tag wiki edit when there is no option to improve?

Screen shot shows (on top left) I can "Approve, reject or improve edits suggested by users" But how do I improve a tag wiki suggested edit? I have no option to improve it, only to approve or reject ...
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Need a better description for [Support] tag

Can we make a better tag wiki for [Support]? The current text is very unclear: Better Super User through use and working out why things are or how to better your experience here. Proposal based on ...
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Tag wiki for [php] is out of date, or Should tag wikis include “current” version numbers?

Super User has a php tag. (There is also a php5 tag, which is much less used and maybe not necessary) I was a little surprised at first when I saw it, since it's a programming language. It does ...
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community-faq is a useless meta tag primarily serving the older users

There should be no reason to have and maintain community-faq as a living tag. Certainly not to continue pasting a boilerplate into questions themselves explaining the tag's usage. Yes, it spawned out ...
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Why were tags for [tagged-pdf] removed?

I created a new tag about a month ago for tagged PDFs, with a substantial tag wiki (see end of this post), alongside the same tags I created for SO and tex.sx. I did so because there are quite a lot ...
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Is it okay to begin tag wiki excerpts with “for questions about…” or “a/an”, or are such words noise?

I've suggested many tag wiki and excerpt edits lately. While most of them were approved, a particular moderator rejected or edited a few of them, stripping out initial words like "for questions about" ...
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Basis for defining a tag?

Many tags have no definition and instead show "Help us edit this wiki". In the time since the tags were created, people have usually used them according to their own interpretation, so there may be ...
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Can tag wiki edit review be adjusted to make plagiarism easier to catch?

In the Suggested Edits queue, plagiarism is a rejection reason unique to tag wiki edits. Plagiarized edits can be caught by googling the tag wiki text or by googling the product and examining the most ...
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How long should tag wiki excerpts be?

I noticed that a tag wiki excerpt which I suggested an edit to was heavily trimmed down. The resulting excerpt is a bit too short for my taste as it fails to even briefly describe the topic. Was the ...
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Banned for 3 days because of wiki tags - explain please

As I have access to moderator tools, I have tried today, as I do for several years now, to access the "review" section of the moderator tools to which I have access because of my reputation. To my ...
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Where can I view my tag wiki edits?

Is there a place in my profile that I can see my tag wiki edits from the past? I know I can find recent ones in my activity log, but what about ones further back?
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Should the tag wiki for [security] direct people to Information Security Stack Exchange?

Would it be ok to edit the tag wiki of the [security] tag (on the main Super User) to ask people to consider asking the question on our sister site the Information Security Stack Exchange? It appears ...
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Why do the excerpts for these tags appear different?

I was doing some tag wiki editing using the Tags page, and I noticed this discrepancy between the excerpts on the visual-studio-2012 tag. This is what I see when I don't hover over the tag: And when ...
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Citing and Tag wiki

Is citing required for Tag wikis that come from other sources? If so, how does one do it? I am just curious as there is plenty of info out there and if something is a direct quote, should it be cited?
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“Research Assistant” tag with problem and can't be reached

I'm reviewing and suggesting tag wiki edits on the last weeks and was suspecting that my tag wiki editions to this badge wasn't change. Today I suggested two tag editions and tested what happend with ...
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Why was my tag suggestion rejected?

Today I suggested two tag wikis, one of them was this: https://superuser.com/suggested-edits/9748, that was rejected by user Community. Does someone knows the reason? Comunity rejected without any ...
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PDF tag wiki uneditable

There is no link/button that will allow editing of the pdf tag wiki. Improve this tag wiki pink just redirects back to the tag wiki page. What is going on? (Note DanielBeck also has this problem, so ...
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Alternatives and the campfire lists are better in the tag wiki, within reason

"Your home backup strategy" and "What is a good backup strategy for home?" are a non-constructive set of baubles with dangling opinions and suggestions on what one can do for backups. We already ...
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Suggested tag wiki edit mostly fine, but with a portion that is bad/wrong

So I happened upon this suggested tag wiki edit (link to the revision) PostgreSQL is the open source database started at UCB back in 1986 as Postgres project and evolved into one of the most ...
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If there is no tag wiki for a tag yet, is it okay to copy the introduction from Wikipedia?

I had just noticed that the utorrent tag has no description or excerpt. So I was wondering if I could/should just copy the introduction text from Wikipedia. I don't see how I could give a better ...
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Proposed change to the Services tag wiki

The services tag wiki excerpt states: Services are processes running regardless of users logging in. They provide access and features to different programs or processes The terminology is clearly ...
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Markdown formatting of tag wiki excerpts in /review

Tag wiki excerpts are plain text. The description when editing tag wikis states: The tag wiki excerpt is a brief plain text introduction to the topic that the tag represents. It is shown at the top ...
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Meta Tag Wikis Can't be Edited [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unable to propose tag wiki With the addition of tag wiki proposals, it seems as though Meta's language changed despite still not being able to edit tag wikis. I can see how ...
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Appeal tag wiki ban?

Is it possible for me to appeal the ban that I have on editing tag wikis? The reason I got the ban is for trying to add the following text to the tag wikis of some tags: Please make sure that if ...
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Why do I see my own suggested tag edits in the edit queue?

I've been creating some tag excerpts, but somehow they've made it into my review queue. Of course, I can't accept or reject them, they're just there. Is this a bug or by design?
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Tag wikis accepted, but excerpts rejected

I thought I could help by suggesting a few new tag wikis. Most were accepted, but in 3 of them, the tag wiki body was accepted but the excerpt was rejected, leaving them with no summary. The edits ...
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Should I edit those pesky empty tag wikis?

Every day I plan to grab a couple of empty tag wikis and edit them to provide at least a reasonable popup information to users of Super User. Where possible, I plan to write an extended full wiki ...
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Unable to propose tag wiki

I am trying to create a tag wiki for question-of-the-week, but every time I click on Propose Tag Wiki it just reloads the page and doesn't let me make the tag wiki.
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Can we please have better tag wiki excerpts?

Today someone proposed lots of tag wiki excerpts edits that all followed the form: Questions about <tag-name>, <description of object>. Why do we need the Questions about element? We ...
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Who is previewing tag wikis?

I'm not quite to 2500 rep on SU yet, so when I made a tag wiki for VBA, it said that it would have to be previewed and approved. That was quite a while back, and nothing's been done on it one way or ...
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Proposed tag wiki for Microsoft Excel

This is a suggested tag wiki entry for microsoft-excel, a tag which very few users can edit and would benefit from having a more detailed tag wiki. Please see "make editing tag wikis more accessible" ...
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Proposed tag wiki for Google Chrome

This is a suggested tag wiki entry for google-chrome, a tag which very few users can edit and would benefit from having a more detailed tag wiki. Please see "make editing tag wikis more accessible" ...
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Make editing tag wikis more available to experienced users

Currently, tag wikis have very stringent requirements for editing: Tag wikis can be edited by users with more than 1500 reputation, provided: They are in the top 20 answerers for this ...
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Critique my [windows-7] tag wiki!

I haven't seen any other tag wiki1 pages on Super User yet, so I didn't have anything to compare it to as I wrote up the new windows-7 tag wiki page. What do you think? If you can edit it, go ...