I have submitted a question on Stack Overflow, initially with 3 tags [Python], [SQLAlchemy] and [ORM]. There was very little response on the question, and in retrospect the question was more of a general programming question than having to do specifically with Python or SQLalchemy.

So I added the [MVC] and [design-patterns] tags, with the intent of having people that follow those specific tags to have a look at the problem. However, when I navigate to those groups, I can't seem to find my question.

I was wondering if adding these tags actually does what I expected (bring my question under the attention of those specific groups of people) or if I need to re-submit my question with different tags in the first place?




I can see the question in both tag pages.

It was asked on the 19th of September, so it is down the list.

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  • So it does make the question appear under these categories, but it is further down the list because of the original post date? – Erik Oosterwaal Sep 23 '13 at 11:10
  • @RicoSuave - yes. When in the "newest" tab, questions are sorted by the original post date. – Oded Sep 23 '13 at 11:33
  • Thanks Oded. Is it acceptable to repost a question with new tags to get it under the attention of the newly added groups, or is it bad practice? – Erik Oosterwaal Sep 23 '13 at 11:52
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    @RicoSuave If you edit your question, add update information, progress etc. it will be on the top in the active tab again, so this is a way to get attention. Additionally you can put a bounty on it – C5H8NNaO4 Sep 23 '13 at 12:34
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    @RicoSuave - Don't repost a duplicate. Improve the existing one. See meta.stackexchange.com/questions/7046/… – Oded Sep 23 '13 at 12:36

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