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How many words can a tag contain?
Maximum length of tags

Currently, the maximum tag length is 25 characters. This gives tags such as "interprocess-communicatio" (also shortened to the tag ipc).

Should this be increased, or should the truncated tag be renamed?

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marked as duplicate by Ether, Ladybug Killer, alex, Troggy, Marc Gravell Jan 10 '10 at 10:51

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Duplicate? I mean other two are about knowing maximum length and this is a request to increase it. – Ankit Sharma Aug 27 '13 at 6:24
up vote 8 down vote accepted

No matter what the limit is, you can always find examples which exceeds it. Just ask me, I'm German, I concatenate the shit out of you!

Rename it, that's it! 25 chars sounds reasonable to me.

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ah yes, the Germans and their long words... Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz !! – Jeff Atwood Jan 10 '10 at 1:18
@Jeff: pretty small words... – Ladybug Killer Jan 10 '10 at 10:01
Meh, that might work for SO, but definitely not on Movies & TV. I agree that one can always find examples to want a higher limit, but c'mon, 25? 40 wouldn't hurt anyone either. It just happens too often that the tag space is too small and there isn't a reasonable way to split or shorten it. – Christian Rau Aug 27 '13 at 12:09
Up voted only for the funny comment. "Just ask me, I'm German, I concatenate the shit out of you!" LOL – Diego Jancic Feb 23 '15 at 14:22

Break it up into two tags and include the IPC tag as well.

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I was going to say the same thing or IPC would be good for most people – Brian Jan 9 '10 at 14:40

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