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A "tag wiki" is an editable page that briefly summarizes the topic of the tag and that may provide links to existing questions that are often useful to many people.

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A ghost wiki excerpt after tag merge

My understanding was that when a tag B is made a synonym of tag A and merged with it, then if B had any tag wiki excerpt it would not be visible anywhere anymore. However, this apparently did not ...
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How can one find tags with no wiki excerpts? How can one sort tags by recency?

In tags, there are options to see them by name or popularity or recency. For the first two, you can go through all the tags, but for recency, you can only see the most recent. It would be useful to be ...
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Can I find excerpt/Wiki of a tag that is now a synonym of another tag?

Can I find (the old) excerpt/Wiki of a tag that is now a synonym of another tag? E.g. the excerpt and Wiki of the arima tag builds on ARMA (does not discuss what ARMA is). But since arma has been ...
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Wiki of the [prediction] tag

I find the Wiki and its excerpt of the prediction tag in need of improvement. I could have tried to edit it myself, but I thought I better share it here and perhaps attract contributions from some ...
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Wiki of the LARS tag

This is the current Wiki of the lars tag: LARS is an extension of the LASSO, which constrains regression coefficients to no more than a possible absolute sum. The LARS algorithm can be understood ...
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Magic links for tag wikis

In reviewing first posts, I often comment: Welcome to [stats.se]! Please take a moment to view our [tour]. In this comment, I am able to make use of the "magic ...
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"Risk" tag: no Wiki, unclear usage

The tag risk has no Wiki and seems to be used for several different topics, e.g. Bayesian risk risk in finance applications such as Value at Risk (VaR) epidemiology and accidents (human health risks)...
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Tags: Bayes-network vs. Bayesian-network

I have noticed a user actively changing bayes-network tag into bayesian-network. Both tags have approximately the same number of ...
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The [error] tag and its wiki

The error tag currently has the following tag wiki excerpt: The error of an observed value is the deviation of the observed value from the (unobservable) true function value. Do NOT use this tag ...
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What is the optimal length & level of detail of tag wiki excerpts?

I find tag wiki excerpts extremely useful, much more so than full wikis (I doubt that many people ever come across full wikis because SE design buries them quite deep). When I write wiki excerpts I ...
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Meta CV tag - [statistics] vs [site-statistics]

A recent suggested edit to the statistics tag wiki (and excerpt) came up. The change was to make it explicitly for discussion of statistics relating to activity on the main site (things like my ...
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Are quotes from Wikipedia adequate for tag wikis & excerpts?

I review a lot of suggested edits, some of which are attempts to provide wikis and wiki excerpts for tags that don't have them. I tend to think it is very important to have at least a wiki excerpt ...
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Should the WIKI for regression include links to other forms of regression?

I just looked at the wiki for regression and it only discusses linear regression (OLS). Should it include a list of, links to, or even text about other forms?
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