This came up on chat, and well, there's a few issues to be raised.

Folk who're editing tags tend to get adviced to edit a few tags at a time, and it kinda worked - we've having more people editing tags (yay!) in many cases at a sensible rate (double yay!), but we still end up getting the front page flooded (boo!).

What would be a logical way to settle this? De-emphasise tag edits? Have a tag-busting weekend set by the mods every quarter or so to handle these things? Even more stringent self-control in terms of the number of edits done?

  • There is already a request not to bump post when only tags are edited using the [edit tags] link. This would help somewhat, though that would mean not fixing trivial things at the same time as fixing tags. (Which seems wasteful).
    – Hennes
    Sep 19, 2013 at 15:47
  • For reference: chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/118/conversation/taggies Sep 19, 2013 at 15:53
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  • De-emphasise tag edits? I don't agree with that, they help clean up the site, and a nature churn of questions is not entirely a bad thing.
    – wonea
    Sep 19, 2013 at 16:27
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    It'd be nice to give us better retagging tools in the first place. We have no way of mass-retagging, say, a list of [preview] and [osx] questions to [preview.app], or removing tags from a list of questions only. If we had these possibilities, the remaining tag edits – which absolutely require human efforts – would be much smaller in volume and thus less distracting.
    – slhck
    Sep 19, 2013 at 17:36
  • @slhck not sure if the first example can be 100% true. Suppose I'm on [osx] trying to [preview] a .gobbledygook file (or any other file not opened by [preview.app] ). But I agree your suggestions would be a step forward. Sep 19, 2013 at 18:26


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