The tag is too long to use, at 29 characters. How am I going to tag this game?

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should be sufficient, hoping people will simply autocomplete the tag.

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is one choice, keeping all the "content" words. It should be clear. The problem is that if someone types in "it-" it won't pop up as a suggestion.

is fairly clear and will pop up as a suggestion if you type from the beginning. It does, however, eliminate the suggestion for when someone types "ancient".

is similar. It's not a complete sentence, but I'm not sure that matters -- the truncation seems noticeable, which would lead the tagger to (rightly) assume that it's the game they're after.

I'm assuming is not a well-known acronym.

I think you're kinda screwed no matter what; I would go with the third option (), myself. It only really hurts super-easily-confused people and fast typers who get in "ancient-ruins" before looking at the suggestions.

You could possibly have tag synonyms for some of these to help with the pop-up suggestions, eliminating any missed cases.

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    and the full name can go in the tag excerpt to help clarify whatever we end up using. – Dave DuPlantis Aug 8 '11 at 20:49

Now that the maximum tag length has been increased to 35, I've gone ahead and retagged your question as .

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