The excerpt for the tag is not showing all of it's information. This is how it should start:

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet application.

but it starts with:

a spreadsheet application.

This is clearly a bug:
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Surprisingly, the tag starts properly. Can it be that the excerpt text is too long?

update 16-09-2013
Changed the excerpt for the tag to the following text:

The spreadsheet application from Microsoft.

Now it fits, see screenshot:

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2 Answers 2


There are a handful of redundant phrases - including some containing the name of the tag itself - that are not displayed on tags list, to help ensure there's room for the non-redundant parts of the tag excerpt.

The google spreadsheets tag wiki doesn't match any of these, so it's displayed in full.

For details, see: New tags page mangles tag wiki excerpts

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    Would it make sense to limit the amount of characters to be entered into the excerpt area? An excerpt should be a one-liner, at most a two-liner.
    – Jacob Jan
    Commented Sep 16, 2013 at 6:24

It's by design. The first part matches the tag itself so is deemed to be redundant. I don't know why the google-spreadsheets one doesn't do this.

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