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How much usage guidance is required for a tag?

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 ...
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Tag wiki edit history

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') ...
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How many tags lack tag excerpts?

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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What should be the scope and usage guidance excerpt for The Adventures of Pinocchio?

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 ...
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Tag wikis from Wikipedia

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 ...
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Should the Albus Dumbledore tag wiki be updated?

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 ...
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Are tags with multiple meanings confusing? / Should 'Metropolis' tag be changed to include classic SciFi film?

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/...
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Is there a such thing as "too much tag wiki"?

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 ...
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Are tags with multiple meanings confusing? / Should 'Metropolis' tag be changed to include classic SciFi film?

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 ...
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What is the proper action when a tag wiki/excerpt has been copied from Wikipedia and approved?

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 ...
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When should we go to the [movie]?

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 ...
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How much usage guidance is required for a tag?

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 ...
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Should the Albus Dumbledore tag wiki be updated?

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 ...
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When to use DCAU tag?

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 ...
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