For discussion purposes, subject to refinement (hopefully) by others, I see that the plan needs at least these steps:
- Locate all tags that fit into this category: both good and bad.
- Evaluate each one for fitness and place it in one group:
- Good: stays as it exists. No question edits needed
- Useful but should be a synonym to something else (new or existing)
- Useful but should be renamed, possibly merging with another tag. (Possibility high-school becomes secondary-education)
- Is part of something else, and should be merged, maybe with a synonym created. (As in k-5 probably should be merged with primary-education and become a synonym for it, USA-centric of course)
- Does not fit the system of tags we are trying to create here. Will need to be removed, and the question checked to be sure it still has a tag (two questions are untagged at the moment.)
- Determine which changes can be made without any disruption to the home page, and take care of them as possible
- Plan a date, and time, when there will be a good number of edit-eligible users available, and willing to do some rapid work.
- If the list of questions to edit is large enough, make another Google Sheet to list the affected questions, with the intended edits.
- As an edit is accomplished, the Sheet is updated, and other users know to find another one to work on.
Using the mod tools to do what can be done silently will mean more work for the three, or less if it happens that way, mods. It will also result in less disruption to the home page.
Since our questions per day stat is low, I'd expect the edited questions to remain on the home page for a few days. As such it's probably a good idea to decide which of the to-be-bumped questions should be at the top of the page, for what ever reason that may be, and reserve them for the final edits.
As mentioned, the bumping can be desirable or undesirable. Since bumping will happen, why not make it into a positive? Maybe some of the questions are really good ones from the early days that just didn't get enough attention, and would benefit from a fresh exposure. Also, maybe there are a few of the questions currently on the home page that it would be nice to see leave, and settle on page two (or 10?) and being bumped would be handy. And, though not intended that way, if there are some newer questions that really should stay on page one, they can be edited again and get their own "bump" to regain their lost positions. (Presumably any question can be "polished" in some fashion to become just a little bit better.)
Finally, the choice of time and date might be a factor to consider. Of course, it needs to be when there are enough willing editors available to speed the process on its way. It should also, if possible, be planned so that the bumps will affect possible traffic in a positive manner. I'm thinking that the flow of bumps will show on the main SE pages, and might generate some interest from other users that are on that page, but haven't visited, or visited regularly, and encourage them to "check it out."
To get things started, this is the short list of tags I found which probably need to be evaluate in light of this proposal, and how many questions bear each tag.
high-school: 43 questions
undergraduate: 26 questions
introductory-lesson: 20 questions
adult-education: 12 questions
ap-computer-science-a: 12 questions
ap-cs-principles: 8 questions
layperson: 4 questions
cs0: 3 questions
primary-school: 2 questions
k-5: 2 questions
cs1: 1 question
Which ones fit into which group is another matter entirely.
The list can be recreated elsewhere, or edited here as a source to work from.
Probably best to recreate it in the question itself, and let it grow there.