I am new to tex.SE. I am getting familiar with the available tags and their meaning here.

How do I ask other users to re-tag questions properly?

What do you think about creating a tag named "please_retag"?

To be more specific: I want to ask others to re-tag questions made by me.

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There are plenty of "janitors" active on TeX.SX who try and (re-)tag questions in general (not just specific to some users, like new ones) and attempts to do so consistently. This may be specific to this site due to its size and the community members, but it has been working well. As such, best-attempt tagging by newcomers are welcomed, and corrected by experienced members very quickly.

To summarize, I don't think there's a need to tag a question as {please-retag}, nor even request a more appropriate retag in the original post.

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    And as a rule of thumb, try to use existing tags rather than new tags; it's probably better in most cases if you're relatively new to the site to not add a new tag if you're in doubt.
    – Alan Munn
    Commented Jan 30, 2012 at 19:18

You can edit a question to change the tags if you have enough reputation. This will notify moderators and 10k+ users about the to-be-approved edit and these can then accept your edit. Making a 'please_retag' tag doesn't really make sense therefore.

  • Update: To be more specific: I want to ask others for retaging question made by me. Commented Jan 30, 2012 at 16:54

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