This is just something I was wondering: I currently have 19 non-CW answers in . Could I just go through my old answers looking for a question which involves real analysis but hasn't been so tagged, and retag it in order to get the bronze badge? (No, I wouldn't do this.)

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    $\begingroup$ @Glorfindel appreciate the retag ;) $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 17, 2020 at 3:44

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Yes, that would work; your tag scores are recalculated once every 24 hours and they will be based on the current tags of the question. Those tag scores affect badges; you can even lose a tag badge when a tag is removed from a question you answered.

As you say, you should not add tags in order to obtain badges; like all edits, they should be made to improve the post. Having the right tags makes it easier to find a question, so if a real analysis question is incorrectly tagged as , it's fine to retag it to .


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