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  • Is there any possibility of increasing the maximum tag name length? Nov 17, 2010 at 19:39
  • @Strix Not a chance
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Nov 17, 2010 at 19:44
  • That is an unfortunately awful and stubborn stance for him to take. Nov 17, 2010 at 19:50
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    @Strix In his defense, we're the only site that really runs into this as a frequent problem. In all other respects, it's typically more useful to use short words and simple terms for tagging, which the limit helps enforce. It suggests grouping concepts more readily than trying to, say, tag every kind of error. Maximum tag length could be non-trivial to change.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Nov 17, 2010 at 19:55
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    @Strix @Grace increasing tag length would indeed be a difficult change and have performance implications because of the way tags are denormalized into a single column right now (unfortunately) Nov 17, 2010 at 20:05
  • @Juan Aww... it was a joke-type thingy. But, understood.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Nov 19, 2010 at 14:58
  • @Grace, I know -- mine too, hence the mocking of your signature... rollback if you want, rollback like crazy!
    – juan
    Nov 19, 2010 at 15:03
  • @Juan Nah, I've got a better idea. You'll see when I get home tonight. ♪
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Nov 19, 2010 at 15:05
  • I'm afraid now...
    – juan
    Nov 19, 2010 at 15:07
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    +1 for awesome Status Completed. Nov 20, 2010 at 0:40
  • That Completed threw me off for a complete loop for a few seconds.
    – Mana
    Nov 20, 2010 at 10:50
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    -1 needs more victory tune.
    – badp
    Nov 22, 2010 at 13:07

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If I saw ssb-brawl, I'm not sure I'd know what game it refers to. I'd prefer shortening by removing "super" or shortening "brothers" to "bros". I think either of these are pretty unambiguous:

super-smash-bros-melee super-smash-bros-brawl


smash-brothers-melee smash-brothers-brawl

"Bros" is probably preferred, since that seems to be Nintendo's preferred way of writing the name (for example, see http://www.smashbros.com/en_us/index.html)

  • I think it's actually stylized as "Bros" on the packaging. Nov 17, 2010 at 19:45
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    @StrixVaria Ah, great point. They seem to use "bros" everywhere (even their domain name): smashbros.com/en_us/index.html Nov 17, 2010 at 19:47
  • I think the first two tags work well, as the difference between "smash bros" and "smash brothers" is hardly ambiguous. Nov 17, 2010 at 20:20
  • Agreeing with this solution. It's unambiguous and will still direct people to use the proper tag, whereas ssb-brawl wouldn't be what people would start typing in to tag their question.
    – FAE
    Nov 18, 2010 at 13:59
  • I stated this in my edit summary, but in conjunction with this I'm also switching super-smash-brothers to super-smash-bros, and applying a synonym. This keeps a consistency so that all 3 show up the same. Nice work, and thanks to @Strix for doing some of the retagging.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Nov 18, 2010 at 15:11

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