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I don't know exactly know how retagging works (if it's a manual process or if there's a specific feature for that) but shouldn't the source tag (the one that's being replaced) be disallowed?

I guess that if you retag you don't want people using that tag anymore.

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Also see: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/19018/… – Troggy Nov 23 '09 at 21:00

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There's already a barrier to creating new tags: you need 250 reputation.

So after a retag request for mssql, it will take a while before the tag rears its ugly head.

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I don't think he's talking about that kind of retagging; I think he's talking about moderator mass retagging. – John Rudy Nov 23 '09 at 21:34
So am I, after you mass retag, the old tag will have 0 questions, and it takes 250 rep to recreate it – Andomar Nov 23 '09 at 22:58
the tag is not deleted, it exists even though it belongs to 0 questions – juanformoso Dec 18 '09 at 21:01
@Juan Manual: One day after a mssql cleanup, the badge will be gone. I guess it's some background process that runs at least once a day – Andomar Dec 19 '09 at 11:15

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