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The retag button is gone and only edit remains. This has made a few negative changes for users with the retag privilege but not the edit privilege.

On a child meta site (i.e. a meta site other than Meta Stack Overflow), the edit button is grayed out if you don't have the edit privilege, and there is no longer a retag button on questions. However, it is still possible to retag a question by manually visiting http://meta.$sitename.stackexchange.com/posts/$id/edit. It wouldn't be right to make that screen easily accessible though, as it looks like it allows editing the rest of the post.

(On a lark, after successfully retagging, I tried editing the body. This added an entry in my activity, but as a revision that didn't make any change; the edit itself seems to have been discarded, as it should have been.)

The retag interface should be retained on meta sites, or something equivalent.

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closed as off-topic by Gilles, hims056, Martijn Pieters, Tobias Kienzler, Aziz Shaikh Jul 8 '13 at 10:46

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As I understand it, you just use the edit link; if you have the retag permission and only retagged (not touched the title or the body during editing) your edit goes through, otherwise your edit is put into the edit queue. Everyone gets to see the edit link unless edit banned or there is a pending edit on the post. –  Martijn Pieters May 8 '13 at 19:23
@MartijnPieters There is no edit link on meta. (Except MSO, MSO isn't a meta site.) –  Gilles May 8 '13 at 19:24
You mean per site meta, "meta" as a single word is used to refer to this site. –  Shadow Wizard May 8 '13 at 19:25
@Gilles: Right, that was not clear. I did not realize that per-site metas don't have an edit link, for example. –  Martijn Pieters May 8 '13 at 19:26
@MartijnPieters they have, but grayed out. Added that into the post. –  Shadow Wizard May 8 '13 at 19:29
By the way, without the edit privilege, if I visit the /posts/$id/edit page, I get the error “There is a pending suggested edit in the queue, try again in a few minutes.”. Which is not exactly correct, but close enough. –  Gilles May 8 '13 at 19:33
Wow, I just had the weirdest experience ever, visiting the questions tab. 3 questions of yours with the exact same first sentence...Trippy... –  Bart May 8 '13 at 19:36
@Bart serial bug reporter? :-) –  Shadow Wizard May 8 '13 at 19:56
@ShaWizDowArd I flagged it as awesome –  Bart May 8 '13 at 19:56
Sorry. I guess I'm responsible for that. :) –  Undo the Snowman May 9 '13 at 19:16
No longer relevant since the retag privilege has disappeared. –  Gilles Jul 8 '13 at 9:46

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The "something equivalent" in this case would be enabling suggested edits. As I wrote here, suggested edits have pretty much made the "retag" privilege obsolete anyway.

That said, I'm still not convinced that most child metas have any need for either suggested edits or low-rep retags: there's just not that much traffic, and activity on the main site will garner you full editing privileges on the meta. For those rare occasions when you do need widespread collaborative editing, Community Wiki actually still serves a purpose.

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Those metas where 80% of the questions are tagged discussion make my retag finger itch. –  Gilles May 9 '13 at 19:34
That's rarely the worst retagging sin on child metas, at least in my experience. –  Shogging through the snow May 9 '13 at 19:36

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