Given the new tags page, tag wikis are yet more valuable and important. But there has been a regression in our ability to edit them.

I created the authentication tag wiki a while ago, and am still the top answerer: https://security.stackexchange.com/tags/authentication/topusers

I just tried to update it, but now my edit needs to be approved, even though I have over 2200 reputation. "You do not yet have tag wiki edit privileges. Your edit will be placed in a queue until it is peer reviewed." It says I now need "trusted user" permissions (4000 reputation).

Ironically it offers to let me approve other edits on tags where I have little rep, like forensics. Yet when I do so, and it says the approval worked, it still shows as "needs approval". Update I then tried to reproduce this, and seem to have succeeded in approving either that edit or the related edit to the tax excerpt - so perhaps I somehow misinterpreted what happened before. So at this point I can approve other tag wiki edits, but not make one of my own....

C.v. Should we reduce the limits for editing the tag wiki? - IT Security Meta


Until you reach "trusted user" privilege (normally 10k on public sites, but reduced for beta), all wiki edits must be suggested and approved by trusted users and/or community moderator.

This system of suggested wiki edits replaces the byzantine system we had before, so I consider it a distinct improvement...

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    Seems like having approval level that high will slow down development of tag wikis for betas. So as with the other linked issue, I think the limits should be reduced. Having clarity on tags early on in beta helps later on. – nealmcb Mar 26 '11 at 0:26
  • @neal the community mods have a really obnoxious indicator on every page until that edit suggestion queue is cleared, so unless your pro-tem community moderators are not on the site at all I don't expect this to be a problem in practice. – Jeff Atwood Mar 26 '11 at 1:19
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    Well, it does slow things down and introduce impedance. Hmm - lots more people than that can suggest, right? And note that it seems that anyone with 1500 rep can approve, so what this change accomplishes is either trusted user/mod approval, or tag review by someone else with moderate level of rep. – nealmcb Mar 26 '11 at 1:29

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