Lately, I've been seeing a lot of bug reports on different meta sites that were by design. Some of them did get the tag added to them. Many others got edited into questions since they are not actually bugs, but I've always thought that was what is for.

My question is, is it okay to edit questions into questions if they are by design, or should they have added to them instead?

  • Considering that bydesign is a moderator only tag, you can't do that part anyways. – fbueckert Jan 29 '19 at 16:29

I see many new reports here where the user clearly isn't familiar enough with how Stack Exchange works, and have no objection to retag them as . (Very recent example.) Technically, this conflicts with the author's intent, since a

Indicates a reproducible problem on the site that you believe is due to a mistake, malfunction, or programming error.

(emphasis mine). However, it's clear that they're actually support questions (at least most of them). Retagging them saves Stack Overflow employees some work; they tend to look at all questions tagged either or .

If a question already has a tag, that means somebody already looked at it, so retagging them as is kinda superfluous.

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