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Have the info pages been introduced recently? (or have I failed to see them so far?).

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Actually, this feature was introduced in 2010:

2010-07-22: "Info" tab of tags, including a tag wiki and a tag synonym proposal system implemented.
Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

So it predates the site by two weeks. This site—and its Community user—were created on 2010-08-05.

Visibility has also been noted as a problem before, on other sites at least. (Nothing has been changed however.) Here are some examples:

  • Ok Thanks, so probably I am not the only user who has not seen those pages before. – user66974 Jul 19 '17 at 7:16
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    @Josh I stumbled across these a while ago, but then couldn't remember where for a few months; when I stumbled across them again, I made a note that they were connected to tags, but still had to do a lot of digging to find them again the next time I wanted to look at one. They really are very well concealed. The whole "pop-up on hover" thing is virtually useless when accessing the site from a mobile device, too, which I suspect a lot of users do nowadays, at least on the non-developer-specific sites. All of which is a shame, because they really can be very useful. – 1006a Jul 19 '17 at 13:54
  • @1006a - I found them by chance; the easiest way, I think, is to click on a tag, "single-word-request", for instance, english.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/single-word-requests and then click the "info" tag which is the first one the left. Hope it is clear. – user66974 Jul 19 '17 at 14:02
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    Thanks, @Josh, it's clear (though it looks like "info" now says "learn more..."?). I did eventually figure out how to get to them reliably—it just took a few repetitions before I could remember the right steps! Might be worth its own step-by-step answer, for anyone else who's wondering. – 1006a Jul 19 '17 at 14:08
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No, they are as old as the hills. Looking at the history of the single-word-request info page, for example, there is

Tag info history

That one is over six years old. It's now at revision 17.

These are the pages shown clicking the "Info" link in the tag pop-up, although not every tag has had one written yet:
 

Tag pop-up

Perhaps that "info" link needs to be re-worded. I don't know why it's not "more info".

  • Ok thanks. Strange I have never come across any of them before, maybe they are not as "visible" as they should be. – user66974 Jul 18 '17 at 22:11

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