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This came up when asking a question just now.

Without scraping the data dump, I'd guess that tags have at most 3 words. I'm wondering if this is enforced or not?

I just asked a question about sql server compact 3.5 sp1. Most related questions are tagged sql-server-ce, which isn't exactly an appropriate tag, as Sql Server CE used to be FOR CE until it was brought to the desktop as Sql Server Compact. The official name of the latest version is Sql Server Compact 3.5 SP1, which I want to tag my question with.

Now, should I tag it sql-server-compact3.5sp1, sql-server-compact-3.5-sp1, or something else?

I suppose this question could not only be about tag word counts but also version numbers in tags. Any guidance on this subject is appreciated

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If it's not at least four we can't have make-it-go-zoom.… – dmckee Aug 9 '09 at 1:33
It's a character limit not a word limit – Ian Elliott Aug 9 '09 at 1:56
I think if you're typing and you hit said character limit, your browser should start playing "Stop in the Name of Love." – Eric Aug 9 '09 at 2:05
@Eric: Or it should play Stop...Hammertime. – Dexter Aug 9 '09 at 2:51
up vote 11 down vote accepted

tags are 25 chars max

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mfmailcomposeviewcontroller is pretty key to sending email on the iphone. Had a hard time finding questions on it, cause it gets truncated to [mfmailcomposeviewcontroll] and I obviously searched for [mfmailcomposeviewcontroller]. For those that don't know, mfmailcomposeviewcontroller is an iOS class, not a concatenation of terms, so there wouldn't be a way to shorten it. Reference:… – JoeCortopassi Jun 29 '12 at 22:41

Is there really a need for 3.5sp1? How rapidly does the functionality of SQL Server Compact change? Personally I'm against version tags unless the software isn't backwards compatible. Tags should be kept as general as they can, then further restrict the parameters inside the question. I fear the day if tags ever become like what you're asking.

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