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A question here on meta for instance may stick around for quite a while. A feature-request maybe even for months. Then the status (tags) gets changed to or or whatever and the OP does not get notified.

On a normal post-edit we get a notification but retagging does not count for that. Please add retagging to the edit notifications.

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    Doesn't that constitute an edit, of which the OP would be notified? I think I was notified for my questions...
    – Bart
    Feb 22 '13 at 18:38
  • Today one of my questions got changed (status tag added) and I got no notification about the edit. Maybe retagging does not count as edit?
    – juergen d
    Feb 22 '13 at 18:39
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    @Bart I'm not so sure that OP gets notified about re-tagging.
    – yo'
    Feb 22 '13 at 18:41
  • I mean this question of mine. There is an edit visible but I got no notification.
    – juergen d
    Feb 22 '13 at 18:43
  • @tohecz Might be. Perhaps I'm making stuff up again. Sad thing is that I'm convincing myself... ;)
    – Bart
    Feb 22 '13 at 18:43
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    Come to think of it, perhaps it was the moderator adding an answer to my Meta questions which notified me, instead of the status tag change.
    – Bart
    Feb 22 '13 at 18:58
  • I don't know if all tag changes really require notification, but I can certainly see adding a notification for mod-only tag changes.
    – Servy
    Nov 6 '13 at 15:13
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    That's considered trivial edit, same as changing one or two characters for example. It's the mod/dev responsibility to also post at least a comment saying "this has been implemented", ideally full "Nick style" answer with details. Nov 6 '13 at 15:16
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  • Voting to leave this open - this is a [feature-request], while the other is a discussion about the topic in general.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Oct 23 '19 at 11:29
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On main sites, retagging is usually indeed too minor to be worth a notification.

On meta sites however, this is different.

I would like to see the following implemented: (i.e. not exactly the original request here)

  • In case a moderator is adding or removing a moderator-only tag (aka "red tag") to/from a question, this will bypass the trivial edit check and always send notification to the OP.
  • The above will apply only for meta sites. (Implied, as only meta sites got red tags.)

Worth to mention a comment I wrote four years ago:

That's considered trivial edit, same as changing one or two characters for example. It's the mod/dev responsibility to also post at least a comment saying "this has been implemented", ideally full "Nick style" answer with details.

The above is true, but many times a developer posts answer like "This will be fixed soon", then when it's actually fixed, only add the tag and at most edits their answer, neither of those trigger notification. Hence it's a good idea to force notification upon retagging in such case.

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