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Tag wiki for [php] is out of date, or Should tag wikis include "current" version numbers?

I don't think version numbers are helpful in any shape or form in our tag wiki. If someone wants to know what the latest version of a software is, the Super User tag wiki is not the right place to ...
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Take away the chinese tag

As I understand it, many language-related issues are specific to the language. Tags for the individual languages are more likely to get the right people to see these questions. This seems useful and ...
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Tag wiki should provide guidance on [zoom] vs [zoom-meeting]

Speaking from experience, you really need a moderator to rename the tag. Excerpt guidance is always helpful, but the tag needs to be clear. The reason is that few people pay attention to excerpts and ...
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Is it okay to begin tag wiki excerpts with "for questions about..." or "a/an", or are such words noise?

Rules must be consistent and unduplicitous. If we handle one tag one way, we should handle all tags related with that tag in the same way (say, all 35 tags about Microsoft products). This might mean ...
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Specific policy on AWS & EC2?

Guidance for one facet, possibly a bullet in the wiki: For questions dealing with the AWS services, themselves, or administrative tasks associated with the host, Server Fault may be a more ...
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Specific policy on AWS & EC2?

Guidance for one facet, possibly a bullet in the wiki: For questions about writing code related to AWS or to any application running on AWS, Stack Overflow may be a more appropriate site.
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What should I do with suggested edits to the wiki of bad tags?

I have to disagree with the accepted answer. Why reject a perfectly good edit? What if the user put a lot of effort into the edit - why penalize them and risk them not participating in something ...
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SharePoint questions

I took a moment to browse through a handful of the tagged questions here, and have some observations. Of the few questions I looked at, most did not relate strongly enough to SharePoint to indicate ...
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How long should tag wiki excerpts be?

Excerpts need to be as long as they need to be. Often, they're not needed at all as the tag is self-explanatory. If it needs to break two lines, then it's too long. It should be short, sweet and ...
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Banned for 3 days because of wiki tags - explain please

That warning means to not just approve any tag wiki edits that appear. If you grab one or two sentences from the proposed tag wiki suggestions they come up on Google pointing to other sites, verbatim....
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Basis for defining a tag?

I think the problem is you can create any tag you like at 300 rep on Super User. Now, although it does take some knowledge and understanding to get to that point, obviously people will then just ...
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Why were tags for [tagged-pdf] removed?

Charles, Thanks for raising this issue. I was unaware of the effort you had put into creating the tag wikis and it wasn't my intention to rain on your parade. It would help if you could post links ...
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What reputation is required for tag edits without approval?

No, 5,000 reputation gives you the privilege to approve tag wiki edits. Users like me won't see those edits in the Suggested Edits review queue. What you're thinking of comes with 20,000 reputation; a ...
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Specific policy on AWS & EC2?

Guidance for one facet, possibly a bullet in the wiki: For questions about the operating system or any PC application hosted on AWS, post here on Super User (or any site on which the question's ...
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Can tag wiki edit review be adjusted to make plagiarism easier to catch?

I agree. Specifically for the first bullet, though I'll admit, when I started I was a "plagiarizer". I got a temp ban for it. In fact, I didn't even know my edits were being rejected because ...
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Basis for defining a tag?

I wouldn't worry about how many undefined tags we have - instead focus on making sure that the top-used tags* (tags covering ~90% of questions) have tag wikis (and excerpts) that are meaningful and ...
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What should I do with suggested edits to the wiki of bad tags?

Hastur's comment on the question raises another point that's worthy of coverage in an answer. As long as a tag exists, it has the potential to be used. If it has no definition and is ambiguous, ...
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What should I do with suggested edits to the wiki of bad tags?

Reject it with the reasoning that the tag doesn't even need to be here. If it's not clear that the tag is a meta-tag then bring it up here on meta to gauge its worthiness and relevance. You can ...
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Specific policy on AWS & EC2?

Tentatively I've simply edited the excerpts to read $variable are on topic here only if they're related to interactions on local computers, otherwise other sites on the network may be more ...
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Specific policy on AWS & EC2?

Guidance for one facet, possibly a bullet in the wiki: For questions about using the AWS Management Console, or any other future web-based AWS UI that behaves like an application, WebApps may be a ...
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Retune the [radio] tag?

The tag has been revised as described.
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community-faq is a useless meta tag primarily serving the older users

Canonical Q&A It doesn't make sense to not have a collection of canonical Q&A that is easy to find, and easy to find the specific question within. It would be great if newcomers to the site ...
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