we have already created a lot of tags and there are also a lot of meta-tags. Most of them have no excerpt/wiki yet.

I am proposing that we have a central list of tags that have no proposed excerpt/wiki or that are currently under review. As I write this proposal only moderators can accept changes to tag wikis/excerpts and I suppose a list gathering all these suggestions would make their life much easier.

Note: If this proposal gathers enough support, I will post two community wiki answers containing these lists.


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There's really no need. Just look at the tags and add excerpts wherever you see fit or whenever you need a tag that doesn't have an excerpt. Creating a tag list here and transferring it to another list when it's pending and tracking what is done and what's not adds a layer of unnecessary management that could be better spent actually doing the work. It's just not needed.

This is a good time to mention that tag excerpts should describe WHEN and HOW a tag should be used in relation to this site. Tag excerpts should not generally be used to define the term of the tag itself, unless it's an obscure acronym or concept that needs defining.

  • $\begingroup$ I understand this. I have just written this question after I waited some time for my suggestions for [on-topic] to be reviewed. So I wanted to draw special notice to meta suggestions as I have seen that some main suggestions have already been reviewed. $\endgroup$
    – luap42
    Mar 13, 2018 at 19:31
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, I assume I can accept this answer to make clear that this is the outcome of my proposal. $\endgroup$
    – luap42
    Mar 13, 2018 at 19:35
  • $\begingroup$ @Blue Tags with no questions associated with them are removed automatically so just delete them from the questions and they should be removed overnight. $\endgroup$ Mar 13, 2018 at 20:25
  • $\begingroup$ @RobertCartaino "Tag excerpts should not generally be used to define the term of the tag itself" But this can be put in a possible tag wiki, right? $\endgroup$ Mar 20, 2018 at 15:51
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    $\begingroup$ @Discretelizard Yes, tag wiki pages (not the excerpt) are much more free form to use however you see fit. Just don't use it to copy a Wikipedia page (for example). Wiki pages are meant to create something unique for this site specifically. $\endgroup$ Mar 20, 2018 at 15:56
  • $\begingroup$ What is the best practice for creating tag synonyms at this stage, when no user has the rep required to do so? $\endgroup$ Mar 21, 2018 at 22:25
  • $\begingroup$ There's a FAQ: stackoverflow.com/help/tagging and some Q&A: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/146949/… on SO/SE that we can draw from when creating our own. $\endgroup$
    – Rob
    Apr 8, 2018 at 14:03

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