Timeline for Raising the 25 chars limit for tags

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May 26 '17 at 19:39 comment added Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Unsurprisingly, this popped up on Literature as well.
Apr 21 '17 at 10:21 comment added Lorenzo Donati -- Codidact.com After all this time has passed, it seems that the problem still remains, and since meta.SO has become meta.SE, the problem seems worse and seems to have a wider scope than I envisioned originally (when I was also a novice user of the network). Therefore I must retract the acceptance vote on your answer, sorry, since I think that the answer of hildred is better in this respect. Longer tag names should be allowed, I think. Abuse could be prevented by allowing them as a high-rep privilege and through community-moderation of borderline cases, as hildred suggested.
Mar 20 '17 at 10:30 history edited CommunityBot
replaced http://meta.stackexchange.com/ with https://meta.stackexchange.com/
Nov 14 '16 at 22:29 comment added Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' windows-subsystem-for-lin
Jul 20 '15 at 12:55 comment added Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' And there are games with long names, that's a long-standing, well-motivated request. And Portuguese needs more letters than English.
Jun 12 '15 at 20:13 comment added Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Can we haz natural-language-processing, windows-deployment-services and my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic? In less than 25 weeks?
Jun 6 '15 at 19:23 comment added Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Hell, not just calculi but whole domains. We have a natural-lang-processing tag on CS.SE, which is silly because nobody would search for “natural lang processing”: it's either “natural language processing” or “NLP”. On this specific example, maybe we should use nlp as the tag name… that's good for the people who know what it is, but then we get complaints from people who don't know the abbreviation.
Jun 6 '15 at 19:17 comment added Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' “Don't invent a programming language with a name that exceeds 25 characters” — that's fine for SO, but how about caring about the rest of the network sometimes? I've hit this limit with diverse things like the name of software packages on Unix & Linux, the name of calculi on Computer Science, and the title of works on Science Fiction & Fantasy, all of which are the local equivalents of programming languages in terms of taxonomy and thus tag names. Therefore, please eat this status-declined with soy sauce, pickles and Spice.
Apr 24 '14 at 13:52 history edited CommunityBot
Migration of MSO links to MSE links
Sep 23 '13 at 18:31 comment added Lorenzo Donati -- Codidact.com BTW, many other people have provided useful insights (thanks, anyway!), but their answers weren't fully satisfactory, since they failed to recognize the fact that "implementation-defined" (or sth else) doesn't really hit the spot IMO (even if some come close). I wish there could be a way to ask the C/C++ SO community about that, since this issue is really specific to them. I fear that people not having enough experience in these languages maybe don't get the same "gut feeling" for what could be deemed just nitpicking.
Sep 23 '13 at 18:27 comment added Lorenzo Donati -- Codidact.com Thank you Tim. I think yours is the best answer to my doubts. I recognize, now that I understand the bigger picture, that asking for a higher limit was not really appropriate. I still think that the specific case is an oddball: oddly specific really captures the essence of the problem, so thank you for recognizing that.
Sep 23 '13 at 9:39 history answered Tim Post CC BY-SA 3.0