Gaming the edit system with tiny edits?
Suddenly the start page of my StackOverflow is flooded with questions with my favourite tags.
A zealous user seem to have discovered retagging as a quick way to earn reputation. He retagged over 90 questions in one day, adding a single obviously fitting, but redundant tag to them. Most of these questions were already answered and older than 6 months.
Those 94 revisons were accepted. He actually tried retagging 226 questions within three hours.
The aforementioned user has earned +180 reputation for this retagging rampage. This kind of rep farming seems a bit cheap to me.
- Is this behaviour encouraged/tolerated?
- What should be done in such a case?
I do not know how to draw moderation attention to this particular user, since users cannot be flagged.