Unfortunately, I don't have access to the "quick tag" editor since I don't have enough (10k?) rep yet. Does editing only the tags using either the quick editor from the question or going to the edit page bump a question to the top of the question list?
The reason I ask is because I want to implement part of this change. I want to go through all questions tagged software-engineering and replace them with an appropriate (and hopefully existing tag) that is far more specific as to the areas of software engineering that the question is about.