Now that the Retag privilege is no more, I've been seeing tag-only suggested edits from 1500-rep users.

For example, one had the summary of 'burninating [tagThatWasRemoved]'.

It's very tempting to reject these as Too Minor, but I know that these users used to have a Retag privilege (and are obviously trying to participate in a burnination.)

What should we do for tag-only edits from high(er) rep users?

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    Rejecting these from users that are participating in tag cleanups will very likely just make them completely give up. It was the one good use for it prior to removal.
    – Amelia
    Jul 4 '13 at 21:52
  • As one such sub-2000 (not 1500) reputation user, is it even helpful for me to make tag-only suggested edits? Am I just creating work for moderators? I recently made a number of tag-only edits to fix questions that were tagged [unity] (the dependency injection system) when they should have been tagged [unity3d] (the game engine). I know a lot about Unity 3D and so I can quickly spot these mis-tagged questions to get them into the right searches. Should I also be looking to make other improvements to the questions at the same time?
    – yoyo
    Mar 27 '15 at 3:39

Improve, improve, improve.

Or, just accept.

We want to encourage users to help clean up the site, and rejecting these as "too minor" quite obviously wouldn't achieve that. You have two options: Improve, or accept.

The preferred choice is obviously to improve the post. That much should be apparent. However, if you're feeling particularly lazy, then simply accepting the edit is okay too - though much less preferred.

If you see a user making dozens of retags without improving the post, feel free to ping the user and kindly ask that they search for things to improve.

  • I'm pretty sure I have this right, but I'd like clarification: I can just ping the user on one of the post they suggested an edit on, right?
    – Undo
    Jul 4 '13 at 22:01
  • @Undo If the edit was approved, you can ping the editor directly. That, or you can find one of their posts and ping them there.
    – user206222
    Jul 4 '13 at 22:33
  • You can't ping them from a post they have a rejected edit on?
    – Undo
    Jul 4 '13 at 22:34
  • Not as far as I can tell.
    – user206222
    Jul 4 '13 at 22:35

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