The question is NOT about the organizer badge, but about what retag means.

I was checking what the organizer badge is and noticed there is not a description of what 'retag' exactly means or how it's done.

Checking Organizer badge not awarded after a retag, it says that the badge is warded for re-tagging other people's posts. And there are still 2 related questions: What exactly is the Organizer badge? and Please improve the description of the Organizer badge

But there is still no information about what retag means. Not even in the help https://stackoverflow.com/help/badges

Retagging by dictionary definitions doesnt help (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/retag), much less when applied to this specific context ( Much less for non native speakers) .

So, does retag in this context means to duplicate accidentally an existing tag when proposing one?, to edit one badly written already created tag? or what exactly?

  • @Anne Daunted GoFundMonica Is there any document where it tells you that?.. and can you put your answer as an answer so it can be accepted?
    – deags
    Nov 1, 2019 at 17:56
  • I've also filed another feature request to make the description less confusing. Nov 1, 2019 at 18:04
  • Well, more than a request for describing better what the badge is this is about defining what 'retag' means. But yeah, if the badge was better described the answer to this question would be easier to find.
    – deags
    Nov 1, 2019 at 18:09
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  • @Rob Thank you as those do help´. But the question is not about the organizer badge.
    – deags
    Nov 1, 2019 at 18:44
  • deags, your question asks about retagging and the Organizer badge explains it: "... Edit the tags on a question asked by another user, Your own questions don't count, Both binding, privileged edits and suggested edits count for the badge (once approved), ..., etc.".
    – Rob
    Nov 1, 2019 at 18:49
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    @Rob I'm moving to leave this open since the information wasn't in that post until after this question was asked. Nov 1, 2019 at 19:50
  • @Sonic that's not a reasonable course of action or a valid reason, but it's your review history and risk of a ban for a review failure. I see some of the other comments were trimmed and that people don't understand that some of the comments that are posted are automatically added or removed by the software - usually you aren't one of those but instead one whom ensures that the FAQs are clear and things are in order, othertimes not so much.
    – Rob
    Nov 1, 2019 at 22:16
  • @Rob I once used to edit in information into FAQs in response to new questions, then later close them as duplicates, but I was later told not to do that and that such questions should be left open. Also, the intent behind the reply markup was more to publicly indicate to others that my comment was a reply to the duplicate proposal; the fact that it notifies you was entirely incidental in that case. Nov 1, 2019 at 22:23

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The answer was found among the comments in various questions and not in documentation, but basically, retag means that you go into a post and change/ edit the tags that question has.

For the context of the badge of 'Organizer' its exactly that but adding the condition that you need to edit the tags on a post made by a person different than yourself.

The badge was mentioned because that is the context on where the questioning happened.

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