I was just browsing through the list of bronze tag badges here on Meta and noticed that some of them get cut off by an ellipsis. I was curious which tags they actually were, but that information is not present at all on the page.

Take, for example, these three badges for Stack Exchange related tags:

List of tag badges It's a Stack Exchange muffin!

The first one is obviously for the tag because it is not ellipsed.

However, the next two get ellipsed to just "stackexchange" without any further information.

  • The tag at the right should not also be ellipsed. I understand why it is done at the left - the column is only so wide. But the description has plenty of space to display the full tag name.

  • Hovering over the badge itself just displays "bronze badge:" in the tooltip without any further description after it. Not very helpful.

  • Hovering over the badge itself also reveals that the link only has the "stackexchange" part in the slug at the end of the URL.

  • Hovering over the tag at the left opens up the tag popup for the tag rather than the actual tag it's describing, probably because it's cut off improperly.

Luckily, the links to the badges still work correctly, and I was able to find out that the second badge was for and the third was for .

Can the issues outlined in the list above be fixed? Seems like all the things that could have gone wrong here have gone wrong.


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Regarding the ellipses, it's by design. Tag badges can have and the options we had were:

  • Truncate with ellipsis
  • Scrollbar
  • Clip on the right side
  • Wrap

This is what we opted to use.

I am fixing the tooltip and the link.

This is now done and it will be out in the next deployment

  • 2
    So maybe show the full name in the tooltip, at least for those with too long name to fit? Commented Jul 23, 2013 at 15:38
  • 3
    But you can't even make the tag at the right actually go to the correct tag? There has to be something you can do to correctly identify the tag here.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Commented Jul 23, 2013 at 15:38
  • Fixing. A few different issues were convoluted in one bug report.
    – Sklivvz
    Commented Jul 23, 2013 at 15:49

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