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When a post is followed, and an edit only changes a tag, say , no notification is sent to the post follower. This may have to do with the threshold for edits notification:

  • only tags were edited
  • the size of the edit, in characters, is small ("small" is not universally defined)

Still, that simple tag change, which is a reason for following, makes following in this case pointless. Can the threshold for following be altered to allow tag edits?


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    FWIW, I think they deliberately keep the triggers for notifications to the author and notification to the followers the same. If this is still status-bydesign, I expect this request to be status-declined.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Oct 19 at 19:50
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    Well... I think the crux of what you want here is to be notified upon moderator-only tag changes, which is a much fairer ask than being notified of any tag-only or trivial edit. Am I right?
    – Spevacus
    Oct 19 at 20:04
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    For strictly only mod tag edits, this is the dupe: meta.stackexchange.com/a/319367/282094 - but this request implies all tag edits; even two with identical length, involving a "zero character" change.
    – Rob
    Oct 20 at 2:19
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    I like this FR for moderator-only status retags. The other linked FR in the comments for lowering thresholds on posts not by the OP I would not be interested to see implemented.
    – bad_coder
    Oct 20 at 8:03

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