A while ago, I posted this question here on meta. It got a good answer with a handful of upvotes, which I totally agree with. However, having an answer and having someone do the footwork of cleaning up the tag in question are two different things. And I don't have the rep to perform the cleanup myself.

So what's the general rule of etiquette here on meta? Do I accept the answer I think is right and hope someone notices who can perform the clean up? Do I retag it somehow to get the attention of someone who can do something about it (though I'm not sure "feature-request" is a fitting tag)? Or do I do nothing, since it has naturally buried itself, and apparently hasn't garnered enough attention to result in the blacklisting of the tag?

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    I accept an answer on meta if I believe a consensus has been established.
    – user102937
    Mar 28, 2011 at 21:57

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You accept an answer when someone posts an answer that is acceptable in answering your question!

Seriously though, accepting isn't as expected here on MSO and certainly less so for posts. There's even an open feature request to not calculate the accept rate on MSO because it's so different. Typically I've accepted when either someone has posted an answer that answers my question or when a dev has explained why something is or is , etc. Otherwise, I don't accept.

As far as bumping things politely to get more attention, the same rules apply here as any of the StackExchange sites really. I've taken long-dormant questions and changed them from to as well when I thought it was warranted, and I've politely bumped things as well.

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    The other meta sites don't show accept rate, so the fact that MSO does means it must be intentional.
    – Gabe
    Mar 29, 2011 at 5:27
  • @Gabe Good question; might be because it's a stand-in for "Stack Exchange meta", despite its name and it being paired up with Stack Overflow main. Perhaps someone in charge can give an official answer. Feb 28, 2013 at 6:34

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