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Here's the guidance which appears in the sidebar whenever you're editing a tag wiki: 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. The full tag wiki is a detailed introduction to the topic, suitable as a destination for those curious about it: ► what questions should ...


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This is easy enough to obtain via SEDE: http://data.stackexchange.com/scifi/query/539010/last-active-tag-wikis select top 100 concat('site://tags/', Tags.TagName, '/info|', Tags.TagName, ' tag wiki') "Recently-active tag wikis", p.LastActivityDate from Tags join Posts p on p.Id=Tags.WikiPostId order by p.LastActivityDate desc This just retrieves the last ...


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Whatever the legal requirements, I think there is a moral obligation to attribute the source, even under these circumstances. That said, I think users should be encouraged to write content in their own words, and, hopefully, enforcing the attribution will encourage them to do so rather than admitting "stolen from [here]".


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It seems pretty clear that media tags should not be used in general. Most of the use of the tv and tv-series seem to be in direct violation of that policy. However, there have been subsequent discussions that show support for some use of those tags, and that may be the source of those qualifiers on the tag wiki excerpts. However, neither of the answers on ...


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The Adventures of Pinocchio has had many adaptations over the years but most of the recent ones have simply been named Pinocchio. I suggest we create one tag for the "Pinocchio universe" that encompasses all of the works simply named pinocchio. It's usage guidance should then be something like: For questions about works about the story of Pinocchio from ...


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SEDE to the rescue! Most common tags with short, long, or missing excerpt or wiki - you can tweak the input parameters as desired. Thanks to @amaranth for the link.


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I went over some other character tags, including voldemort and darth-vader, and it seems like they take a different view of how to structure the tag wiki, tense-wise. For Voldemort: The major antagonist of the Harry Potter series of books by JK Rowling, a powerful evil wizard who seeks to cheat death and rule the world The major antagonist of the Harry ...


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Why was this accepted? Because not everybody Googles the text of suggested tag wiki edits before hitting the “Approve” button. That doesn’t make it okay; it just means that those reviewers didn’t do due diligence before approving the edit. I believe this is the sort of problem that review audits are meant to solve, but I don’t know if they’re enabled on ...


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From the editing page itself: The x-files tag wiki is not brief, has no links, and in my opinion is a bit beyond reasonably sized - largely because the space the list takes up, but the rest has its own issues: It looks like whoever has been editing this doesn't want to link offsite, instead incorporating as much information as they can onto the page. The ...


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Tags with multiple meanings should be avoided if possible. Tags assist with searching, and a user searching for information about the city where Superman lives probably doesn't care about questions/answers discussing the film (or vice versa). Users who post high scoring answers also earn tag badges as a way to demonstrate expertise, but a user who is an ...


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I agree with Beofett's assessment in general. One other thing I'd like to add: Your suggestion seems to imply that we should aggressively enforce the usage of media tags, if only for the sole sake of allowing people to ignore certain media tags or better track site usage. This quite potentially presents some rather tricky problems, for relatively little ...


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Null's excellent answer covers the general principles - most importantly, tags with multiple meanings should be avoided if possible. I'm just posting this second answer to say I've now sorted out the specific tags you were asking about. metropolis Several people have expressed the opinion here that a special tag for the Superman city of Metropolis is ...


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I will answer slightly off-topic, since there's nothing much to add on-topic to existing excellent answers. Leaving aside the issue of copyright and attribution, if you are literally copy/pasting the content of tag wiki from one site to another, your tag wiki content is likely wrong! Why? Because tag wiki content is meant to clearly explain not simply what ...


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I see four options, (roughly) in order of descending preference: Edit the tag wiki and/or excerpt so that it is no longer plagiarized content. Having good wiki descriptions helps the site, and is one of the least popular tasks, so if you're willing to do it, and have the time, please by all means do so! Create a meta discussion. If you don't have the time/...


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Here's a suggestion to be voted on. This tag has three different uses: for questions specifically about the movie version of a work which has been adapted for different media (answers may draw on any adaptation but must be relevant to the question); for questions seeking identification of a movie (use together with the [story-identification] tag); or for ...


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The usage of the tag itself needs to be defined. As listed in Rand's answer, a wiki excerpt needs to provide the usage for that specific tag. Although a short description is usually good, it should not drown out from the usage. The usage is essential here. To round off the tag, suggesting guidance for how to use sub-tags (assuming it's not a universe tag). A ...


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You may be running into problems as you were suggesting to edit one word, which even though changes the meaning entirely could still considered trivial. I suggest adding the years Dumbledore was actually headmaster (which I do not remember off the top of my head). This would make the update a bit more substantial and accurate. With new materials coming ...


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As Kevin points out, you have a moral obligation to attribute the source of your cross-source. However, it's more than just a moral obligation, it's also a requirement of the CC-BY-SA. (look at the bottom right of every single SE page for the square logo and a link to the appropriate CC terms). There's no mechanical enforcement, but that's where community ...


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Even though I approved your edit, I don't think spoilers ought to be in the tag descriptions. All it takes is a mouseover to bring up the description; the user has no warning and their eyes will naturally track right to the information. There's no way to offer spoiler protection except by not having the spoiler there in the first place.


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Finding tags without Wikis can already be easily done via Stack Exchange Data Explorer. For example: https://data.stackexchange.com/scifi/query/87345/most-popular-tags-without-wikis


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I have tried to fix as much as I have clear idea about but had doubts with few question, like this beast boy question, as beast boy never directly appeared in DCAU but had partial cameo in Static shock. Might also have intentionally/unintentional left few vague ones, which others can help in sorting out. Anyway Tag wiki for the tag has been fixed to ...


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