I just noticed this question and saw the tag, so I went to see what it was, because from that tag name, it is not obvious what game is being talked about at all. The question itself had to explain what the tag stood for, but I don't think a question using a tag should have to do that.

Since it would actually fit in under 25 characters, I think would make more sense and look a lot better than .

However, this tag already has a tag wiki written for it and I'd hate to erase the work put into that by just editing that question to have the new tag. Would it be possible to transfer the tag wiki to a new tag via a tag rename? The existing could even be a synonym of this tag if people wanted that; I just don't think it's necessary to abbreviate the base tag to that degree.

  • Besides the SE part, I usually make the connection that NFS in terms of gaming means Need for Speed - that being said, I do like more descriptive tags as suggested by you.
    – Timmy Jim Mod
    Commented May 11, 2017 at 17:32
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    I think it is a good idea to be as consistent as possible on tagging conventions, however we aren't all that consistent with nfs tags. See here we created the tag nfs-hot-pursuit as the main tag with need-for-speed-hp the synonym. We are fairly split on which convention to use, but the tags that have both use nfs-xxxxx as the master and use need-for-speed-xxxxx as the synonym. I would say we should change all to use nfs-xxxx as master as nfs is a common abbreviation.
    – Dragonrage Mod
    Commented May 11, 2017 at 18:46
  • @Dragonrage I didn't look into the other tags, but agree with consistency. I'd prefer expanding the series name and then abbreviating the individual titles, but if the majority prefers the abbreviated series name, that's fine. Though, I still would have been confused by [nfs-2-special-edition], but maybe less so.
    – Vemonus
    Commented May 11, 2017 at 18:49
  • @Vemonus i typically prefer spelling the series name out and abbreviating the game name, as people who are typing the tag in typically are going to type need..... as opposed to nfs imo. maybe we should make a separate meta to establish the tagging convention for nfs series
    – Dragonrage Mod
    Commented May 11, 2017 at 18:59
  • found this meta relating to tagging convention gaming.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/1465/…
    – Dragonrage Mod
    Commented May 11, 2017 at 19:07
  • @Dragonrage huh, well, either way, this tag abbreviated both parts and is in need of renaming, then. I'd still advocate spelling out the series and abbreviating the individual title, though.
    – Vemonus
    Commented May 11, 2017 at 19:08
  • @Vemonus as would I. it is the typical naming convention we use across most tags.
    – Dragonrage Mod
    Commented May 11, 2017 at 19:10

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With the recent tag length increase* I've actioned this and changed the tag to . The tag excerpt came along with the rename/merge.

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