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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. Sometimes tag-wiki also includes short guideline about which questions are appropriate for the given tag. You are currently reading the excerpt of a tag wiki.

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. Sometimes tag-wiki also includes short guideline about which questions are appropriate for the given tag. You are currently reading a tag wiki.

Tag wikis are made of 2 parts:

  • The excerpt which is displayed on question lists and tag hover menu. It is the part shown when clicking on the "show excerpt" link in a tag wiki.

screenshot

  • The body which contains detailed information about a tag wiki.

When the excerpt is displayed there is a clickable item, usually labelled "info" or "learn more" that will cause the body to be displayed.

The tag-excerpt is displayed, for example, at the top of list of questions tagged with a specific tag. It is also shown when tag is being added to a question:

screenshot - adding a tag

The tag-excerpt is also part of the information shown if you hover above a tag:

screenshot - tag tooltip when hovering above a tag

See also: What is a tag wiki? How do I write a good one?

history | excerpt history