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The faq clearly states that you need 2000 reputation to edit someone else's question, however I just saw a question edited by someone with 1043 reputation (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1858237/how-to-print-string-association-from-phone-number-as-text). Is the faq wrong?

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Clearly stated on the FAQ: 500 - Retag questions –  random Dec 7 '09 at 7:59
    
Well the OP obviously misread/misunderstood the FAQ, no need for a down-vote yea? Whether editing or re-tagging, the text is the same, i.e "edited xx mins ago". Unless one clicks to view the revision, we can't really tell it is content editing or just tag editing. –  o.k.w Dec 7 '09 at 8:12
    
Which is quicker, clicking the Edited by link or asking a question? (The latter) How about the user has ~700+ rep on SO and should also be seeing retag option on questions now? –  random Dec 7 '09 at 8:19
    
Actually, I've never (until now) realized the "x minutes ago" was clickable and gave you a nice editing history. I'm learning more from this question than I expected. –  user140008 Dec 7 '09 at 8:23
    
Well, if a user didn't realise something is click-able or what's the click is for, it might be an usability issue. I'm not saying this is the case, just felt the down-vote is rather 'harsh'. –  o.k.w Dec 7 '09 at 8:34
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No. At 500 rep you can edit tags.

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Didn't realize retaggin spawned the edited by doodle. –  user140008 Dec 7 '09 at 8:10
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The person just edited the tags. This requires less than 2k reputation (only 500).

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