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For instance, I want an ampersand in D&D, but it gets filtered out.

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URL encode it, if you have to. – Uphill Luge Aug 19 '10 at 23:09

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You can't. You can spell out "and" instead. Like [ponies-and-unicorns]

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Unfortunately, this is not possible.

From the Ask Question page, the only allowed characters for tags are: a-z, 0-9, +, #, -, .

However, I do have a solution:

  • Create the tag using the name spelled out in full, using hyphens to separate the words.
  • Create a tag synonym mapping [dd] to the full name tag.

The latter will ensure that anyone who tried to type 'd&d' in the box will have the proper tag put on the question. This works because the ampersand is silently stripped from the input, resulting in an actual input of [dd]. Hopefully using [dd] for this doesn't collide with another tag you actually need.

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How about [dnd] instead?

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Do not disturb? – user27414 Aug 20 '10 at 12:06
Drag​-​n​-​drop? – mmyers Aug 20 '10 at 16:11

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