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.


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. Commented Aug 8, 2011 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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