I think I am missing something. At 1500 reputation a user qualifies to edit Tag Wikis. Is this the same as the tag descriptive text found under 'more info' ?

I looked at the description of a tag wiki and found this

Tag wikis are a general introduction to a topic defined by that tag. They're a place to consolidate and form a sub-community around a tag. They contain, among other things, frequently asked questions in the tag, top users in the tag, and best recent answers in the tag.

I have not seen anything on this site that appears to actively do this. Earlier I wrote an extension to the tag 'design' which was discussed in meta on this question: (Appropriate use of tag wikis). At the time I thought I had misinterpreted the intent of tags, but after reading this, I am a bit confused.

  • Well, I learn something new everyday. I don't think I've ever read that. That makes me think your edit on that tag was legitimate.
    – bowlturner Mod
    Commented Mar 11, 2016 at 3:58
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    It strikes me that there is an opportunity to enhance the site using this feature
    – Ashlar Mod
    Commented Mar 11, 2016 at 13:52
  • Yes. Now that I know that the tag wiki is meant to be used as such, feel free.
    – bowlturner Mod
    Commented Mar 11, 2016 at 14:00

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The privilege you are referring to allows you to approve tag wiki edits

This would apply to both components of tag wiki's. Tag wikis consist of:

The usage guidance, or tag wiki excerpt, is a short blurb that describes when and why a tag should be used on this site specifically.

I commonly see this referred to as the wiki excerpt. That is what you see as the short description when the tip appears over a tag.

The full tag wiki is a detailed introduction to the topic, suitable as a destination for those curious about it:

That is the full content of the wiki which is meant to provide more in depth information about the tag like what you have quoted in you question.

Now that we have a good question base I agree that we should be going into these and making some good tag descriptions.

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