Shouldn't there be a re-tag option, for community questions? Users can still re-tag questions by going through the edit menu.

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  • No, the "retag" between edit, and flag, under a question's tags.
    – wizlog
    Oct 28, 2011 at 21:35
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    @wizlog Please post a screenshot. Anyone with more then 2k rep can only see the edit link, not the retag link. Oct 29, 2011 at 11:27
  • Sure I'll post one.
    – wizlog
    Oct 30, 2011 at 4:46

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Shouldn't there be a re-tag option, for community questions?

Probably not.

Community wiki questions are editable by a lot more users than regular posts, and since you have 500+ reputation you have full editing privileges there.

Just as 2k+ users who get full editing privileges on all posts, you lose access to the retag option on questions you can edit completely, as it would be redundant: The edit option replaces the retag option for 2k+ reputation users. That's also the reason for the confused comments on your question: We 2k+ users don't have the retag link on any question.

With 20k+ rep, it looks like this (vote to close is a 3k rep privilege, protect is 15k rep):

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If you only edit the tags using the edit option, it doesn't count as a full edit (e.g. towards the Editor badges).

You are in the unfortunate situation to have retag permissions, and, through suggested edits, have an edit link that places your changes in a queue. That's why there's both options:

  • Retag is immediately applied, and only works for editing tags
  • Edit is placed in a queue of suggested edits for approval by others, and can change an entire post.

Once you gain the edit privilege without prior approval, the retag link will disappear, as it's redundant.

  • "The edit option replaces the retag option." then why would there ever be a re-tag option?
    – wizlog
    Oct 30, 2011 at 13:39
  • @wizlog Because it requires more reputation to get full editing privileges, except for community wiki posts. You start with nothing, then gain the tag editing privilege and retag link, then that is replaced with full editing privilege and edit link.
    – Daniel Beck Mod
    Oct 30, 2011 at 13:58
  • I'm still not sure I fully understand... but I think its time for me to move on.
    – wizlog
    Oct 30, 2011 at 14:11
  • @wizlog Everything you can do in retag is also in edit. So, if you have the full edit option, what good is retag?
    – Daniel Beck Mod
    Oct 30, 2011 at 16:14
  • yes, but then I should never have the retag option.
    – wizlog
    Oct 30, 2011 at 17:52
  • @wizlog Do you have the edit option on questions where you also have the retag option? In my interpretation, you have retag only when you're allowed to retag, but not allowed to edit the rest of a pot.
    – Daniel Beck Mod
    Oct 30, 2011 at 17:54
  • Yes. I have both. Added another picture, of normal question.
    – wizlog
    Oct 30, 2011 at 18:00
  • @wizlog What can you do with the edit option on non-community wiki topics? You shouldn't have editing privileges.
    – Daniel Beck Mod
    Oct 30, 2011 at 18:05
  • I don't. But I still have the button. Do you want to move to chat?
    – wizlog
    Oct 30, 2011 at 18:06
  • let us continue this discussion in chat
    – Daniel Beck Mod
    Oct 30, 2011 at 18:07

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