Is the tag system broken? Can it be fixed? Can it be removed? Should it be removed?
In two of the questions I answered recently, I noticed the concurrence of two things I'll categorize thusly:
The tag chosen by the OP was incorrect (I would say objectively incorrect in these cases)
Someone with much more rep than I edited the question and did not change the tag
I'm not interested in investigating these occurrences individually, it just made me wonder if there might be some part of this I am not seeing. Is it simply not that important that questions be tagged correctly?
To be clear, I'm asking this as someone who does not use the tags for anything, ever. I don't subscribe to any, don't edit their descriptions, don't browse them, or anything else. I still feel compelled to correct them, even if that's the only thing I'd edit in a post. It seems that there are at least some who feel tags are important, but perhaps they and others have simply grown complacent since March 7, when this call to arms was posted by WendiKidd. Has anything changed since then?
Relatedly, according to this answer, I'm on the verge of being able to edit tags without editing the question. I think it's fairly likely that if there's no risk of sending a question into CW mode, I'll probably be doing more editing of tags (at least in clear-cut cases). Am I correctly understanding that privilege?