If I create a new tag (like ), should I go back to other questions that dealt with this (e.g. this and this), and add them?

On one hand, it makes sense to. On the other hand, I will be flooding the home page with older questions.

  • Side comment, I think its better to make the tag [edim], and possibly have a synonym [witnesses], rather than persist the old custom of shoving several translations into a single tag.
    – AviD
    Jun 5, 2011 at 6:23
  • @AviD or witnesses with side of edim? How to decide?
    – yydl
    Jun 5, 2011 at 20:52

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IMO yes. I wish an edit that only adds tags didn't push a question to the top of the default list, but, in any event, if someone wants only new questions, there's a tab for that.


As long as it passes the usual threshholds of validity and salience for tagging, I think you should tag it, even if it is old.

Being pushed to the top is a feature, not a bug. (0therwise you would have tagged it as such!) It shows which questions have had the most recent activity for the scrutiny/review of everyone else. Retagging, for example, could go unnoticed and unchecked if not pushed to the top, just like more substantial in-question edits.

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