I used to retag some questions, in particular for probability-tagged questions misusing the "distribution-theory" tag.

As I haven't got the "Edit" priviledge, I don't understand why I currently don't see the "retag" button anymore. This applies to every "open" question.

  • $\begingroup$ you can still retag with edit button, no peer review applies. $\endgroup$
    – user59671
    May 21, 2013 at 21:10
  • $\begingroup$ @CutieKrait As far as I remember this counts for only one character and I have to edit at least xx characters. $\endgroup$
    – Vobo
    May 21, 2013 at 21:13
  • $\begingroup$ why don't you try to retag a post with edit button. just retag don't change the content. $\endgroup$
    – user59671
    May 21, 2013 at 21:20
  • $\begingroup$ @CutieKrait I got it now, I have to add an editing comment with at least 10 characters like "Edited tags" ... $\endgroup$
    – Vobo
    May 21, 2013 at 21:22
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    $\begingroup$ See also this discussion at meta.stackoverflow $\endgroup$ May 21, 2013 at 22:53
  • $\begingroup$ @PeterPhipps Thanks for the link. I tried to find such a discussion, but wasn't successful. $\endgroup$
    – Vobo
    May 22, 2013 at 5:49

1 Answer 1


If you hover your mouse over the tags, you'll see a hidden button which suddenly appears.

This button says "edit tags", and you can use it to retag things without going through the edit dialog.

  • $\begingroup$ Ok, got it now. Wouldn't it be good to change the retag privilege description? $\endgroup$
    – Vobo
    May 21, 2013 at 21:24
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    $\begingroup$ @Asaf This was a mistake from the SE devs. That button is only expected to show for 10k+. See MSO#182332. It has disappeared now for <10k. (I think this practice is in place to have some sort of control on retags by <10k (namely, that the question gets bumped).) $\endgroup$
    – Lord_Farin
    Jun 5, 2013 at 6:56
  • $\begingroup$ @Lord_Farin: Thanks for letting me know. $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Jun 5, 2013 at 6:59

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