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Excerpt A [Release Year] [Genre], developed by [Developer] for [Platforms]. [Short Description]. So, using the current skyrim wiki as a basis, the result would be something like A 2011 Fantasy Action RPG, developed by Bethesda Softworks for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. It is the fifth game from the main line of the Elder Scrolls series, and the eleventh in ...


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I don't think they were correct to reject. I didn't know the information in the tag description that you added, so having that information is certainly better than not having it. Even if it's not the ideal tag, it's still a step in the right direction.


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We shouldn't have tags for games that we can't have questions about. Fortunately, the system handles this for us, once the (off topic!) question on which the tag was used is suitably and swiftly deleted, the tag will be purged from the system within the next day. If someone is foolish enough to try to submit a wiki for such a tag, feel free to reject it as ...


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My suggestion, following up my comments on Billy's answer: Tag Wiki Excerpt A [genre of game] developed by [developer], [short description], Released [Release Year] -OR- A [genre of game] developed by [developer], [short description] Note: As I explained on Billy's answer, Release date shoudn't be given priority over other, more important things in the ...


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At this point in time, it's sad to say, it's a waste of time and potential fair use trouble. Tag wiki pages are very low traffic pages. Just link to the relevant Wikipedia article, if any. If you want to contribute screenshots to the site, you'd do better to donate them to a needy answer or question.


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If that is the only edit you are doing to a tag wiki/excerpt, it isn't substantial enough. There isn't any real reason to add these to the wikis, as generally these are just supposed to be a brief bit of text to tell people what the tag is about. Does adding the logo give any sort of extra information that the poster needs to understand the tag? Not really. ...


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As this is still an issue, I felt it would be best to (finally) post an answer to this. The solution to preventing blatantly plagiarized tag wikis and excerpts is to google the suggested edit text. I will attest that this takes no more than 15-30 seconds, at the most, even on mobile. If you, as a reviewer, do not feel that you have the time to spend less ...


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As the other reviewer who rejected, my reasoning was exactly the same as TZHX's, however allow me to expand a little bit further. The first sentence of an excerpt is the most important sentence, as it is the one people will be more likely to read (if they read them at all). Above all else, the first sentence should instruct users on the proper use of their ...


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I assume the badges you are asking in regards to are the Tag Editor and Research Assistant badges. Tag wikis are also known as the Tag Info, and can be found by going to http://gaming.stackexchange.com/tags/[tag-name]/info. At the bottom of the page there is a button that says "Edit Tag Info" which you can use to edit the wiki. Note: any edit you make on ...


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I'm one of the people who rejected the edit so I'll explain a bit more as to why and address your questions. A tag wiki is meant to be an overview of the topic that can serve as a lead off if people want more. It is not meant to be an exhaustive guide to everything about it nor a detailed breakdown of things. We want it to serve as a guide but we are not a ...


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As far as I am aware, if the tag isn't on any questions after they are retagged with the tag that is for the actual game, it will naturally disappear after a certain amount of time. If there is a tag wiki for the old tag, that actually describes the game that people are talking about (Dadliest Catch), then using it for the proper tag makes sense to me, as, ...


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The query given on the 'Top Tags without a Wiki' post can be up to a week out of date. The Stack Exchange Data Explorer from which the query is run isn't updated in realtime: Therefore, the best day to check and update the query is on Mondays. However, if you click on the tags in the query, it will take you to the Arqade page for that tag: Which will show ...


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I agree that the wording could come across unclear. I propose the following wording for the snippet: Game-identification questions are okay if you include screenshots, audio, or other tangible media depicting the game. This removes the potential requirement that the artifact must come directly from the game while maintaining that the asker must believe ...


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Just want to say that it's fixed now.


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Like @Yuuki mentioned, only 20k+ users can improve tag wiki edits, as improvements do not require approval and only 20k+ users can make tag wiki edits without approval. Therefore, if you think a proposed edit to a wiki is good except for a small typo or grammatical error, just approve the edit and check back later to see if the edit has been approved. If it ...


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I agree that a short line on what the game is would be much better then a blank tag. Some general guidelines for wiki excerpts could be having the platform and maybe the genre. If I see a tag I do not recognize, I would like to just see the excerpt and notice it is for a platform I do not own so I can ignore that tag. The same logic can go for the genre,...


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Lore questions are on topic so long as they are related to the game and are within reason (developer intent speculation and discussion is still off-topic). Some people don't like them, but they are on topic and have never (to my knowledge) not been so. So should you point to other SE sites in the tag wiki for lore questions? No. It may be something that is ...


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Top tags without a Wiki or Excerpt Wanna make a difference? Wanna earn some rep points? Why not propose some Tag Wikis & Excerpts? Gnarly! For each tag wiki excerpt you add: Please remove it from the list, and Please find the next top tag without an excerpt using this query. Note that the query can be up to a week out of date! Check each tag before ...


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The main site for Overwatch is here. Note that there is a tab called "Heroes" which links to the list of characters. That list is going to keep up to date naturally. Any list you put here is going to be out of date with every hero release. Doesn't it make more sense to link directly to the main site, which has a variety of information rather than to a ...


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There is no way to do this through the site itself. However, it can be done with the Data Explorer using this code: Select (SELECT T.tagname FROM Tags T WHERE T.wikiPostId = Posts.Id), id as [Post Link], body from posts where lower(body) like lower('%##SearchTerm##%') and 0<(SELECT [count] FROM Tags T WHERE T.wikiPostId = Posts.Id) and postTypeID = 5 ...


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status-completed The new review design now includes the tag that you're editing when you hit 'Improve':


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First, a bit of context. In the help center we find the following: Please note, however, that site policies prohibit questions of the following types: [...] Requests for game identification based on personal recollection alone. Read here for more information on the close reason, and read here for some helpful tips on how to identify a game when we ...


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In this case, about the best you can do is either approve or reject the edit and continue to edit in your own version. The improve privilege to restricted to 20k+ users for good reason: improvements are made without requiring approval and therefore only trusted users are allowed to improve edits. If you have reason to believe that this privilege should have ...


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The Tag Wiki Excerpt A [genre of game] developed by [developer of game], [short synopsis of game]. The Tag Wiki Body A [genre of game] developed by [developer of game], [full synopsis of game]. ### General Information * Release date: <date of release> * Developer: <developer of game> * Publisher: <publisher of game> * [Official Game Website]...


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