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I am now in the following situation for the third time:

I have detected a need for a new tag and I am sure about this (e.g., as I have successfully proposed this on the respective site meta) and there already is a fair amount of questions to which this tag should be applied.

What is the best practice as to mass-applying this tag to old questions? My main concern is that doing all of this at once may be a severe disruption on sites with lower activity, as all of these questions get bumped.

While a similar question has been asked before, this was some time ago and applied to Stack Overflow, whose activity is not on a totally different scale than the sites I am worrying about.

  • Though my question is of a general nature, the tag proposed by me here may serve as an example, if required. – Wrzlprmft Aug 4 '14 at 22:51
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    Maybe this should be a feature-request for a "retagging shouldn't bump" feature. – Mr Lister Aug 5 '14 at 5:13
  • @MrLister: This has been done, sort of. – Wrzlprmft Aug 5 '14 at 6:26

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