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What should we do when encountering wiki excerpt suggestions on useless tags?

I'd say to reject the suggestion and to get rid of the tag. Creating / editing a tag wiki excerpt for a tag that has no reason to exist puts the cart before the horse, and shouldn't be encouraged: ...
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What is meant by the phrase "first tag wiki edit"?

You get it the first time you edit a tag wiki. A tag wiki provides extended information about a tag, which can help to set the boundaries of how it's used. Here's the command-line tag wiki as an ...
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Suggested tag wiki edit proposes a new tag for a 3rd party software package - should I approve?

I feel this particular tag wiki edit should be rejected. In general, consider approving edits to tag wiki if the tag is popular (minimum 5 questions tagged). If there is only one question with that ...
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Is it possible for beginners to suggest tags?

Tags are for classifying questions, and thereby allowing people who are interested in a particular topic focus on that topic. If a tag is too narrow, few people will be interested in it, and it ...
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Tag wiki excerpts - suggestions without usage guidance

When a tag is just a bunch of letters (eg PCSX), a definition is useful to ensure they aren't being misused. I completely agree that also specifying usage might make it better, I just don't think ...
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Do we need "support"?

While I would not go so far as to say that the posts in support have nothing in common with each other at all, I do not think grouping them with this tag is useful. The questions fall into three ...
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Was I wrong improving the tag wiki for drivers?

My take on this was that the previous tag wiki which has been reinstated was a clear concise wiki that explained concepts in a very user friendly way. Terminology was precisely defined in a layman ...
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'format' tag has a broad scope. What should we do?

You're right, the tag covers too much (file format and formatting a drive are barely if at all related), and is being used even for other types of "format" like date format and text format. ...
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'format' tag has a broad scope. What should we do?

There already is a tag hard-drive that is "Questions about hard drives, configuring and formatting them." format includes questions about things like SD cards and flash memory, which aren't ...
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What should we do when encountering wiki excerpt suggestions on useless tags?

Two things would be nice: Remove that particular tag as this has wasted the time of the person who submitted the edit (me in this particular case) as well as the time of the reviewer. Conduct a ...
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Was I wrong improving the tag wiki for drivers?

I would say yes. Your edit does not make sense or explains to a normal user who would enter driver that in the tag field. They would think its the wrong tag. Then upon reading this wiki on the tag, ...
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