Recently I have seen a few users that edit almost every question related to certain topics, adding what appears to be a "canned" series of tags, regardless of whether they apply to the question or not. For instance, editing all the ios questions and adding iphone, objective-c, ipad, etc.

Is there an accepted way of discouraging this behavior?

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For which questions were the tags changed, old questions or new questions? –  kiamlaluno Jul 11 '11 at 23:12
    
Both, but mostly new. But its –  highlycaffeinated Jul 11 '11 at 23:32
    
In this edit, for instance, the ios tag was removed and iphone and objective-c added, though the question isn't particular to iphone nor about the objective c language. –  highlycaffeinated Jul 11 '11 at 23:44
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Argh! That's annoying. The number of questions that I've seen that apply only to either iPhone or iPad, instead of iOS, is minuscule, and yet some people insist on applying iPhone to questions where it's irrelevant. –  Josh Caswell Jul 12 '11 at 0:11
    
I'd suggest flagging for a moderator, but I'm not totally sure what they'd even be able to do about it. +1 for a good question –  Brad Mace Jul 12 '11 at 4:23
    
Are these suggested edits, or do the users responsible have tag editing privileges? –  Cody Gray Jul 12 '11 at 5:16
    
@Cody On the latest example the user in question has enough rep to retag. –  highlycaffeinated Jul 12 '11 at 11:42
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If it's a pattern (rather than one or two instances of bad tagging) start flagging them for moderator attention when you roll back the edit so that moderators may attempt some gentle user education.

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