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A moderator edited my post by removing what I thought was a relevant tag. Is there a way I can ask them directly why they did that?

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comment and discuss –  abel Jan 20 '11 at 15:32
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Yes. Ask them as a comment to your question. I would hope that they would have commented when they edited...

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They don't need to comment, actually. Comment replies can work on any editors to the post as well. –  Grace Note Jan 20 '11 at 15:33
    
And if you use the @<username>, the user gets notified. –  Toon Krijthe Jan 20 '11 at 15:33
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If it was an actual diamond mod, you could flag that post with your query. But if if was just a regular editor/tagger you will need to use the @<username> comment format to address them.

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I'd really suggest that even if it was a diamond mod, you should just use the comment reply. Flagging implies there's attention needed to handle something. This is more of a request-for-comment. –  Grace Note Jan 20 '11 at 15:39
    
@Grace, I agree. I was just throwing out other options. –  jjnguy Jan 20 '11 at 15:40
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Posting a question here with a link to the question is also a good way to discuss with others why the change was made.

I'm assuming you're talking about this change:

http://stackoverflow.com/posts/4738939/revisions

It is likely that the reason why iphone-ui was removed while ipad-ui was left alone was because iphone-ui is a new tag to stackoverflow, and the person who removed it did not feel it was necessary to add another tag. The editor who changed it probably keeps an eye on newly created tags and removes those that seem unnecessary.

Personally, I would rather have it tagged iphone and ui rather than combining them primarily because we really don't need more specialized tags, and while the iOS user interface is a little unique, there are plenty of mobile devices which share similar ui design rules.

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+1 for [iphone] and [ui] instead of some hybrid tag thingy –  The Unhandled Exception Jan 20 '11 at 21:08
    
thanks; i'll put more thought into my tag selection from now on. my approach has been to just choose suggested tags as i type, with little thought to the reach of those tags. –  TomSwift Jan 20 '11 at 22:31
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