At the moment we don't have wiki for tags (for example the osx tag).

I know it's written a user need to have more than 1000 points to edit the tag wiki, but soon users will reach 1k points. Therefore, I think we should beginning answering these questions :

  • What tags will need a wiki ?
  • What do we want inside a tag wiki ?

Wikis would be nice, so users could understand the differences between osx, mac and apple or when to use software-recommendation, …

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In general, of-the-top-of-my-head fashion:

  • [osx] would need a wiki.
  • [apple] would need a wiki.
  • [mac] would need a wiki.

Actually, anything that is technically a proper noun should have a wiki. [firefox] for example, or [steve-jobs] perhaps? [iphone], [ios], [macbook] should have wikis.

By no means should they be insanely comprehensive though, just a couple of lines (or paragraphs as they prefer) describing the tag and applicable uses.


tag wiki entry for


Process seems fine to me.

This particular tag was discussed in chat before someone created it for me, I drafted the wiki entry, entry was approved, recently edited (to include the tag within the body of the wiki entry) and again approved.


What tags will need a wiki?

Blogged today:

I think:

  • all tags should have at least an excerpt, because the new design draws attention to gaps
  • the excerpt should be not too long
  • the excerpt need not be a verbatim excerpt from the full information; more important for the excerpt alone to help a user to decide whether a tag is appropriate.

Room for improvement: an example

Screenshot of excerpts for two tags

In the example above:

  • my current excerpt for [core-storage] is not good enough; showing it as an Apple thing, with sometimes different names, is too nondescript
  • there may be a generation of users to whom Corel is unknown.

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