Looking at the tags page the wiki description of some tags is cut off. It seems to be anything before the words 'used to ' is chopped. Look a 'gear' and 'mash'. It seems intentional. I was just wondering why.

cut off

Here is the full description if you roll over:


  • It happens with 'This tag ' or if you start the entry with the name of the tag itself. Is there a list of these we-wont-show-this phrases?
    – nbushnell
    Commented May 9, 2011 at 21:54

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It's magic!

Er, ok, so it's a handful of patterns that are removed to try and reduce the amount of repetitious text on the tags page. You can find all the gritty details in New tags page mangles tag wiki excerpts

If it doesn't look right, re-work the tag excerpt wording a bit.

  • Thanks, I looked on SO for this but could not find it.
    – nbushnell
    Commented May 10, 2011 at 15:33

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