When one has the retag privilege, but not the edit privilege, then retagging using "edit" rather than "retag" gets one a confusing message:
Oops! Your edit couldn't be submitted because:
- You have the privilege to retag questions; to suggest an edit please include a change to the title and/or the body as well
I suggest to change this into something like:
To just retag a question without editing title or body, please step back, and don't choose the edit-link but the retag-link beneath.
I accidentally chose the "edit" link to retag a question, while using "retag" would have been the right way. I explain my behaviour with the different, but similar looking user interfaces for my accounts on different sites. For example:
- link|edit|close|flag on German L&U, rep: 1840
- link|edit|retag|close|flag on Code Golf, rep: 797
- link|edit|retag|flag on Code Review, rep: 330
- link|edit|close|flag on Stack Overflow, rep: 4767
I used the edit-link before somewhere else, where it was appropriate, and didn't search for another link.
The current error message assumes I intended to change body + tags, or headline + tags, but had forgotten to edit the other. But in reality, I had never planned to edit something else but the tags, and had the privilege to do so. I didn't understand what it tried to tell me, until I ranted about it and it was explained to me by a moderator.
From the user perspective, a silent acceptance of tag-edits would be preferable. But that has been discussed elsewhere, the result being "it's too rare to need to do that, it would be a complex change". So at least the message could be improved.
This post might remind you about an answer I posted yesterday, but I was encouraged to open a new post on meta. So here we go.