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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?

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

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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.

  • ah yes, the Germans and their long words... Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz !! courses.csusm.edu/grmn201mh/long%20words.htm – 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. – Chris says Reinstate Monica Aug 27 '13 at 12:09

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

  • 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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