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  • Is there any possibility of increasing the maximum tag name length? – Invader Skoodge Nov 17 '10 at 19:39
  • @Strix Not a chance – Grace Note Nov 17 '10 at 19:44
  • That is an unfortunately awful and stubborn stance for him to take. – Invader Skoodge Nov 17 '10 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 Nov 17 '10 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) – David Fullerton Nov 17 '10 at 20:05
  • @Juan Aww... it was a joke-type thingy. But, understood. – Grace Note Nov 19 '10 at 14:58
  • @Grace, I know -- mine too, hence the mocking of your signature... rollback if you want, rollback like crazy! – juan Nov 19 '10 at 15:03
  • @Juan Nah, I've got a better idea. You'll see when I get home tonight. ♪ – Grace Note Nov 19 '10 at 15:05
  • I'm afraid now... – juan Nov 19 '10 at 15:07
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    +1 for awesome Status Completed. – LessPop_MoreFizz Nov 20 '10 at 0:40
  • That Completed threw me off for a complete loop for a few seconds. – Mana Nov 20 '10 at 10:50
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    -1 needs more victory tune. – badp Nov 22 '10 at 13:07

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. – Invader Skoodge Nov 17 '10 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 – David Fullerton Nov 17 '10 at 19:47
  • I think the first two tags work well, as the difference between "smash bros" and "smash brothers" is hardly ambiguous. – Raven Dreamer Nov 17 '10 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 '10 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 Nov 18 '10 at 15:11

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