For an extant tag wiki:

To edit this wiki, you must have at least 2000 reputation and hold the bronze tag badge for this tag.

To begin a tag wiki:

Tag wikis can be edited by users with more than 1500 reputation, provided:

  • They are in the top 20 answerers for this tag


  • They hold the bronze tag badge for this tag

For such a (relatively) young, small and low-traffic site, those thresholds seem a bit high. At the time of writing, there are only 35 users with rep ≥ 1500, 25 with rep ≥ 2000, and 6 with tag badges. Hardly in the “wiki” spirit?

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  • It’s not just “hardly in the wiki spirit”; it’s also counter-productive! If there are only 6 people able to do something which takes a fair bit of somewhat dull work and is comparatively non-urgent, then it probably won’t get done. – PLL Jan 18 '11 at 16:31

I fixed the inconsistency the other day. I agree, the high threshold makes it quite painful to improve these wikis.

We are in the process of implementing a system that allows low rep users to "suggest" edits to existing wikis. Once these edits are "vetted" by users with full edit rights, they will go live.

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