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Raising the 25 chars limit for tags

Thunderforge makes a compelling argument that the tag length limit should be longer than 25 characters. Tim and animuson are quite right that shorter tags are generally better; regardless, supporting ...
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Increase limit on tag length

I'm partially replicating and expanding on my 2015-06-24 bounty remarks here because you can't find bounty remarks anywhere once the bounty expires and I don't want my very good justification for why ...
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Raising the 25 chars limit for tags

Further evidence that the 25 character limit is a problem on multiple sites The current bounty for this question says: The official staff answer is that there is one case where this is unnecessary,...
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A[n] [In]complete Character-Limiting Guide to Stack Exchange

Area 51 Input Field Min Max Notes/Images Example question 15 150 Min: Proposal topic 3 150 Min: Proposal audience 15 250 Min: Proposal champions 15 500 Min: Bounties Input Field Min Max Notes/...
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Raising the 25 chars limit for tags

I can see the value of longer tag names in some contexts as noted by Giles. So there are a number of courses of action possible: No change: simple, but does not really fix natural-language-processing....
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How to overcome "Edits must be at least 6 characters"

The limit is stupid. Sometimes there are simple typos, easy to fix - but only one character. Post would improve. And nobody can tell me reviewers are overloaded because of this, because in SE-sites I ...
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Raising the 25 chars limit for tags

While I'd support longer tags when moderator-approved, at the very minimum I'd like to see an error message when searching for a tag that is too long. As an example, here's one that tripped me up ...
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Increase limit on tag length

A more workable limit would be a limit on consecutive non-hyphenated alphanumerics. That way something like uimodelviewcontroller would for good reason be forbidden, but ui-model-view-controller would ...
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Possible exploit: It's possible to get around the character limit in chat

Actually, we already do validate the length server side, using very similar logic to client side. There is, however, one specific special case that you are hitting here where longer single-line ...
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Knowing Your Limits: What is the maximum length of a question title, post, image and links used?

As was already answered, the limit on titles is 150 characters. We just released a new feature network-wide (including Stack Overflow for Teams) where users will be shown a character count starting ...
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Posts and comments minimum length validation being bypassed by the U+2800 Unicode character "⠀"

Such measures are pointless. Someone finding obscure Unicode characters to bypass filters won't be stopped by banning of any specific character. Even if you ban every non-ASCII character, there's ...
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Increase limit on tag length

If the main concern of allowing tag length of over 25 characters is "how will 5 tags fit nicely": Increase limit to 50 characters If one exceeds 25 characters, limit tag count to 4 If two exceeds 25 ...
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How to "Be precise" without explaining anything

While I agree the character limit should be increased (a bit; we don't want walls of text there), please note that you can shorten the URLs, e.g. https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/356382/how-to-...
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Increase the character limit of the custom edit rejection reasons

We don't have immediate plans to work on this request. However, we see the merit and we will investigate the change at a later date. We'll provide an update once the work is completed.
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Show the title character limit when writing a title

The title character limit is now displayed when writing a title once the question is longer than 99 characters:
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There's a loophole for the 15-characters-per-comment requirement

There are a lot of ways you can use MathJax to circumvent the limit, blocking them all is likely not worth the effort, it it is at all possible. The proper way to deal with this issue is to convince ...
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Why was the minimum comment length of 15 chosen?

I am asking why it is 15 (and not 14, or 16, etc)? Perhaps because 15 is the magic constant of the unique order-3 normal magic square. Seems like a good enough reason! Moreover it is a: triangular ...
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Remove minimum text length limit

No. Every time I wanted to post "No" as an answer, I realised there was more to say. Even here, where no would be a short, succinct answer - I'm sure you want to know why I said no. There's always ...
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Privilege for question/answer character limit?

The perceived benefit of this is good; it would prevent new users from posting novels while relaxing restrictions as users earn trust. The idea coincides well with how other privileges and relaxed ...
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Why is there a 10-character minimum on edits?

Well, we want folks to make substantial edits until they get the reputation to do so. I got confused the first time I made a minor edit, soon after I had gotten the reputation. I totally feel your ...
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How did this suggested edit bypass the 6 character limit?

I've been able to shed some light on this by comparing the Markdown of the two revisions with this SEDE query. The old revision has Unix line endings (just \n) while the new one has Windows line ...
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Suggested edits: retagging and small changes

Editing the tags by itself is already enough to make an edit qualify for review. Refusing <6 character edits to the body on a tag edit makes no sense. The whole point of blocking too minor edits is ...
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How can users convince SE that the 6 character minimum edit requirement is counterproductive?

Three steps to convincing Stack Exchange to change policy: Do your research. There has been an enormous amount of discussion regarding this restriction, now stretching back many years. During this ...
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Are we discouraged from fixing typos and misspellings on Stack Exchange sites?

I'm going to agree with Jeff here. Perhaps a little explanation would show why allowing trivial edits is a bad idea. Currently, approved edits are rewarded with rep. Allowing 1-character edits will ...
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Can we get rid of the threshold of 15 chars for comments?

One of the most nonsense things that come with the limit is when you reply to someone. If someone points out a problem in my answer, if they have a long name a comment like: @IHaveAReallyLongName ...
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The 6 character edit threshhold and replacing links

You often find there's more context - and python 2.x and 3.x are substantially different - these might not be desirable or simple edits. Considering the reputation requirements for comments are lower ...
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Increase limit on tag length

All these should be true: Increase tag length to 50 Keep maximum tag count to 5 Keep maximum character count of all tags at 125 That means if one has 3 super-long tags, say 50 characters each, allow ...
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Pluralization issue in too-long title error message, when title is 151 characters

This pluralisation problems has been fixed
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Are Stack Snippets a good enough reason to increase the 30k post limit?

This seems to not be a restriction of the database. On Code Review, it seems the restriction has been doubled, as per @ChrisJester-Young♦'s comment: I just upped the MaxBodySize limit, so you ...
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