So, today this question was asked: Can the Warforged Integrated Weapon Trait be Disarmed?

It is currently deleted (and therefore you need 10K rep to see it).

I just edited the tag onto it, because it is about homebrew content from dndguide.com.

I was fully expecting some kind of message to pop up and tell me that I'm not allowed to edit deleted questions, like if I were to try to up/downvote it, but it didn't the edit went through, as far as I can tell (I have since removed the tag, as I was informed that it wasn't as relevant-a-tag as I first thought).

Regardless of the nature of the edit itself, should I be able to edit tags on deleted questions?

  • \$\begingroup\$ Side note about homebrew: the tag description says "For questions about homebrewing new rules content for an existing system." I don't think we should be using it to mark when the content someone is asking about happens to be created by someone else, only when the question is about creating content. Generally, who the creator of the content in the question is, is not relevant. Related: Is the DMsGuild considered Homebrew and if so, should we always use the homebrew tag in parallel? \$\endgroup\$ Commented Sep 9, 2019 at 16:52
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Rubiksmoose Fair enough, I assumed that the "homebrew-review" tag was more for new homebrew, and assumed that "homebrew" would cover 3rd party, but that meta question you linked clears that up. I've removed the tag. \$\endgroup\$
    – NathanS
    Commented Sep 9, 2019 at 16:54
  • \$\begingroup\$ That is more than understandable and you are far from the only one to have thought that I'm sure :) These tags in particular can be rather unintuitive. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Sep 9, 2019 at 16:57

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You can edit deleted posts other than your self-deleted questions

You can find this clarified in this general meta post:

  1. No one can edit a locked post.

  2. The author of a deleted post can edit it unless it is a self-deleted question or locked as noted in #1.

  3. Folks with full editing rights can edit any deleted post except those restricted by #1 or #2.

You are in case number 3 here, having over 10k rep and not being the author of the question you can edit everything about the question (not just tags)

Note the restriction to editing self-deleted questions is to avoid the abuse described here.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks for pointing me to this, good to know this is in fact a privilege and not a bug. \$\endgroup\$
    – NathanS
    Commented Sep 9, 2019 at 17:28

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