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A Stack Overflow user has recently earned the tag badges ruby, gmaps4rails and google-maps over the past day.

The same user has recently been retagging questions to add the tag ruby, gmaps4rails and google-maps to them.

I've asked the user about his retagging as I think some of the retags to ruby were unhelpful.

Regardless of the behavior of this particular user (I only asked him about the retagging 2 hours ago), is this a potential motive to abuse retagging (akin to the taxonomist badge)?

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Someone is astroturfing gmaps4rails –  random Oct 31 '11 at 1:27
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I'm sure this is a duplicate of another question (whose link/name/anything I cannot recall) that tested adding tags to bobince's famous HTML/RegEx answer and watched him get badges, but since this is an actual case of abuse, +1. –  John Oct 31 '11 at 1:37
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@John: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/30193/tag-badges-exploit is what you're thinking of, but that was seen as an white-hat abuse of a wildly popular answer, rather than an abuse of retagging. –  Andrew Grimm Oct 31 '11 at 1:46
    
True. Point being I knew there was some kind of difference. :P –  John Oct 31 '11 at 2:01

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