I read How does "Reputation" work?

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Users gain reputation when:

  • Your Question is voted Helpful: +5
  • Your Answer is voted Helpful: +10
  • Your Answer is marked Accepted: +15
  • You marked an answer to your question as Accepted: +2
  • A down vote on your Question or Answer is removed: +2
  • You possess less than 2000 reputation, and an edit you have submitted is accepted: +2
  • You remove your down vote from a Question or Answer you have voted as Not Helpful: +1
  • The bounty on a question is awarded to your answer: +full bounty amount
  • The bounty time for a question expires and your answer had the highest votes (the bounty is divided equally if there's a tie): +1/2 of the bounty amount

The question is, why doesn't retagging gain you any reputation? Isn't it helpful to someone in finding the question?

Improving formatting results in +2 reputation, for example. I think retagging should get at least 2 reputation points.

What do you think about this?

  • +1 I believe you are a good editor :-) – YOU Apr 14 '11 at 11:46
  • I thought retag option was gone once anyone can suggest full edit? – Shadow9 Apr 14 '11 at 11:54
  • > "But retag is not. Isn't that strange?", Well, I think its because they don't take retagging as an "Edit" to the post according to current logic, IIRC. I think it should be improvable but not sure how they will think. – YOU Apr 14 '11 at 11:55
  • You get a badge. I don't think a user deserves rep for every tag edit they make. You've got to contribute some good content once in a while, too! – Cody Gray Apr 14 '11 at 12:18
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    No lie, got a fortune last night that came instantly true. "You are about to come into a fortune." And I had. – user1228 Apr 14 '11 at 14:48

I believe you can get +2 for a retag if it goes through the suggested edits. See this question: Retagging through suggested edits

Users with 2,000+ rep, edit or retag but get no reputation for either. The difference is that no one has to review/accept the 2,000+ users edits.

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    +1 and I confirm, I got some +2 for retag until I reach 500 and got the retag questions Privileges. – DavRob60 Apr 14 '11 at 12:12
  • So if i have 2000+ rep, I get +2 rep for retag or suggested edit. But that's not fare. For example; I have edit right now but doesn't matter i have +2000 or -2000 rep, in either case this is an 'EDIT'. It should get +2 rep. – Soner Gönül Apr 14 '11 at 12:13
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    @Soner No, it's fair: First it's put a ceiling on the rep you could get form those action. Second, once you reach the rep to get those Privileges, you somewhat proved that you understand the mechanism of the site and you shouldn't need a cookie every time you do it right. – DavRob60 Apr 14 '11 at 12:26
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    No, you get the +2 rep because two other users did agree with your edit. – Toon Krijthe Apr 14 '11 at 12:28
  • @Mete.DavRob Yes you are right but i just want to say... Any way. You are right! That doesn't good for SO mechanism. – Soner Gönül Apr 14 '11 at 12:32
  • Cookiebook. lol – Arrow Oct 22 '12 at 9:30

Reputation in general is given to you by other people for something you do. Badges are given for what you do. Retagging is something you do.

  • But if you don't nothing, you have no rep.. Isn't relevant.. – Soner Gönül Apr 14 '11 at 12:53
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    Reputation in general is given to you by other people for something you do – Soner Gönül Apr 14 '11 at 13:06
  • Yes of course. I've edited my answer to include that. – paulmorriss Apr 14 '11 at 13:16

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