I've noticed we have some questions with the and with the tags1, which are actually not about Blade Runner, but the original novel. I tried to create a tag, but predictably ran into the 25-character limit.

These are the questions that are about the novel, or should have the novel tag as well as the film tag (there's probably more, so feel free to add):

I count 9, which is more than worthy of its own tag. However, the character limit won't allow us to use the full title (and not even - what should we use instead? seems good to me (until a film or a book titled Do Androids Dream comes out).

Any other ideas?

1 Note that I somehow foolishly removed the author tag from some 4 of them - we all make mistakes, right ;)

  • DADES? We've already got dada
    – Edlothiad
    Jun 11, 2017 at 15:59
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    [dadoes]? Seems betters. Jun 11, 2017 at 16:05
  • or androiddreamelectricsheep
    – Edlothiad
    Jun 11, 2017 at 16:19
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    But the problem is that people will start typing [do-androi...] and won't find it then. Jun 11, 2017 at 16:24
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    Make it a synonym of do-androids-dream-of i.e. make a bunch of synonyms that might point to it usefully.
    – Edlothiad
    Jun 11, 2017 at 16:30
  • That makes sense. Now put that into an answer :) Jun 11, 2017 at 16:31
  • meh. Self-answer?
    – Edlothiad
    Jun 11, 2017 at 16:43
  • @Edlothiad: You mean correcthorsebatterystaple (link) Jun 13, 2017 at 22:06
  • @ThePopMachine A relevant xkcd, as always!
    – Edlothiad
    Jun 13, 2017 at 22:15

2 Answers 2


The easiest solution would be to increase our maximum tag length to 35 characters and use .

Update: Tag limit already increased to 35 and tag also created.

  • done now........ Aug 9, 2017 at 7:10
  • Yep, I saw it. Good job, folks ;) Aug 9, 2017 at 7:13

Until the experiments with tag length over at Arqade and Literature prove successful and we get a length extension as well, I propose we go with . I believe it quite unambiguously refers to Dick's novel, and it will show up in suggested tags when starting to type "Do Androids...".

Later, when we get the increase to tag length, we can rename it to (which is exactly 35 characters), as SQB suggests.

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