Tantek-ing is a method of encouraging people to contribute to the wiki by indirectly prompting the person who first mentioned the term to create a short wiki dfn page for it. Tantek Çelik frequently asks "What is ___?" in IRC. Loqi will then respond with a prompt to create the page if it does not exist yet.
shaners: What is flask?
Loqi: It looks like we don't have a page for "flask" yet. Would you like to create it? http://indiewebcamp.com/wiki/index.php?action=edit&title=flask
KartikPrabhu: shaners++ for successfully tantek-ing kylewm ;) http://indiewebcamp.com/irc/2014-09-27#t1411880579167