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One thing that I've noticed with StackOverflow is organization is a big priority of the site, however there is little incentive to retag items. There is a badge for the first retagging, however there is no incentive to continue.

My suggestion: This is very similar to the image tagging problem in computer vision. (Applying appropriate and correct tags to large collections of images). This was solved by using the ESP Game and comparing the results of the tags with others' reactions. Google uses this to tag images.

I think this would be pretty cool, and would solve the issue with organization and tags.

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+1 for "incentivize", but I don't think we need a special game. Just make badges and let people retag as part of their normal activity on a site. – Monica Cellio May 3 '13 at 22:17
Retagging is now just another way to edit. As a sub-2000 rep user (on StackOverflow) I can only suggest edits. Lately I have suggested some retags -- when accepted, I get 2 points each. But I guess once I cross the 2000 threshold I will be allowed to make edits, but I won't get points for it. – yoyo Mar 27 '15 at 3:28
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I just tried that Google game. It's quite fun! I think this sounds like a great idea!

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You also aided google in indexing their photos! – monksy Oct 31 '09 at 10:37

There is another badge for retagging.

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Thats for edits only. (Which requires a high reputation) – monksy Oct 31 '09 at 10:36
@steven: it was established a back while that retagging is editing in the eyes of the system. – perbert Oct 31 '09 at 18:06
I had no idea that it counted. – monksy Oct 31 '09 at 21:26
I thought that tag-edits don't count towards S+W??? – Marc Gravell Dec 2 '09 at 12:03
@Marc - I've seen both statements, so I don't know which is correct any more. – ChrisF Dec 2 '09 at 12:37
@ChrisF: May be Jeff could chime in on this one? – perbert Dec 3 '09 at 13:12
Tag edits do not count, according to the description of that badge. Also, anecdotally, I didn't get Strunk & White until I had 80 real edits, long after I had 80 edits+retags. – Monica Cellio May 3 '13 at 22:15

Badges aren't really much of an incentive here, rep is king.

(In fact, I've seen people get flamed for targetting a badge with a question, lol!)

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Haha, how so? Asking a trick question and answering it himself? – o.k.w Oct 31 '09 at 0:11

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