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Help Center > Privileges > trusted user

trusted user

Privilege type: Milestone privilege

Awarded at: 20,000 reputation

What are trusted users?

Trusted users are allowed to perform trusted actions, including:

  • Voting to delete answers with score of -1 or lower
  • Voting to undelete answers except those deleted by a moderator
  • Voting to delete questions with a score of -3 or lower immediately after they are closed
  • Editing tag wikis without needing approval

Deleting answers

When should I vote to delete an answer?

You may vote to delete answers in the following cases:

  • The answer is extremely low quality: There is little to no scope for improvement
  • The answer doesn't attempt to answer the question; it may be a comment or a separate question altogether.

Tag Wikis

What are tag wikis?

Tag wikis are a general introduction to a topic defined by that tag. They're a place to consolidate and form a sub-community around a tag. They contain, among other things, frequently asked questions in the tag, top users in the tag, and best recent answers in the tag.

When should I edit a tag wiki?

Any time you feel the community around that tag could benefit from an editor's steady hand.

How do I edit the tag wiki?

All active tags have short description pages, or "tag wikis," at

/tags/foo/info

The descriptions include a short summary that is displayed on the main tag page at

/questions/tagged/foo

What happens when the tag wiki is edited?

All tag wiki changes are saved in the revision history, along with the individual editors. You can always view the complete revision history by clicking the history link at the bottom of the tag wiki page.

What should I write in the tag wiki?

See the guidelines in the blog post announcing tag wikis in their current form. To summarize:

  • The excerpt is the elevator pitch for the tag.
  • Avoid generically defining the concept behind a tag, unless it is highly specialized.
  • Concentrate on what a tag means to your community.
  • Provide basic guidance on when to use the tag.