I was scanning through tags and noticed that the excerpt for protocol says "transfer cryptocurrencies" which is just horrible. But when I clicked in to edit it I found "Questions relating to the protocols used to transfer crypto-currencies" as the actual excerpt, which is perfectly appropriate. What's the deal here? Is this an edit that hasn't been approved, or are excerpts just wonky here?
Okay, a search on meta.so revealed this question, which points out the existence of a script that tries to automagically remove unnecessary text from a tag excerpt. In this case, apparently, the script was detecting the phrase ending in "...used to transfer cryptocurrencies" and assuming everything before "used to" was simply a description of the tag. I've rephrased the excerpt to avoid this pitfall, and as soon as the edit is approved it should show the correct excerpt (assuming I don't trigger a new form of script-magic).