I was a bit surprised to see the wiki text of the tag being altered: enter image description here

See link for full history: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/posts/37832/revisions

Especially because @Hydry and myself prepared it.

Perhaps the moderator, that approved the wiki mod @Al made, can enlighten me?

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Altered sounds like there is a certain ownership to it. Anyone with editing privileges can take part in shaping up a tag wiki. So the correct question to ask the community and your fellow users is whether tag usage should be included in the tag wiki.

  • That's already known: chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/10398923#10398923, "What questions should have this tag" Nov 29, 2013 at 12:34
  • So, am I to understand that each revision will be accepted by the moderators? Nov 29, 2013 at 12:35
  • @JacobJanTuinstra no, I trusted Al's edit and it seemed valid based on his summary of "Reduced amount of verbiage". If an edit goes way out of its way or totally different direction then I probably wouldn't approve it. Again, this comes down to tag wiki content guidelines for WebApps which should probably be posted as a meta post so in the future people can be directed to it.
    – phwd
    Nov 29, 2013 at 12:44
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    I find it quite rude to make these modifications, without prior notice (as an active user (me) to another active user (Al)). You should have taken that into account. Nov 29, 2013 at 12:51
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    @JacobJanTuinstra You are making this a tad personal when it really shouldn't be, I'm sorry that I've made you feel this way. I have added the usage section back for you webapps.stackexchange.com/revisions/37832/5 and I've added a meta post asking the community to discuss how best to write tag wikis for WebApps meta.webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/2542/…
    – phwd
    Nov 29, 2013 at 13:11
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    Good golly, that was months ago. I can't remember back that far. In any event, I think the guidance for what tags to use with google-documents is unnecessary and will probably do more harm than good. We already know people don't read on the Internet. Further, the tags on a question should be able to stand alone. If you have to use them in combination with others, then something is wrong. I decided to be bold and make what I thought were good changes. @Jacob, you disagree. Okay, great. Now we should open a dialog here and collaborate. No one should be offended.
    – ale
    Nov 30, 2013 at 14:44

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