Currently, our tags can be a maximum of 25 characters. Maximum tag length on Literature has been increased to 32 characters.

The theoretical limit is 35, according to Shog9.

This can be increased, but only up to a maximum of 35 characters. (...)

I increased the allowed length to 32 (...)


Can we please increase our maximum tag length to 35 characters, so we can properly tag questions about the classic ?


Add examples of tags that would benefit from an increased maximum tag length below:

  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (35 characters)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (28 characters)
  • The Curse of the Black Pearl (28 characters), although that's relatively minor
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (28 characters)
  • Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell (31 characters)
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (32 characters)
    For the other films, removing "Indiana Jones and" is enough to pare it down to below 25 characters (although needed to lose "the" as well), but doing that here still leaves us with 28 (when removing "the") or 32 characters.


I think it would be best if and when the tag length limit is increased, to open up a new question on meta, put specific cases as answers, and let the mods work their magic.

  • where was that 35 limit published, and what is the constraint? is there a MetaSE discussion somewhere which would be pertinent? Commented Jun 12, 2017 at 22:23
  • @can-ned_food I've updated the question to clarify.
    – SQB
    Commented Jun 13, 2017 at 5:55
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    This likely won't happen soon, as Shog said in the linked post, their testing it on Lit, and we can probably expect that to take a couple of weeks if not a month.
    – Edlothiad
    Commented Jun 13, 2017 at 22:16
  • @Edlothiad I'm patient.
    – SQB
    Commented Jun 14, 2017 at 7:22
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    @Edlothiad 6 to 8 weeks, to be precise. Commented Jun 14, 2017 at 8:32
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    @TimE.Lord looks like it took 8 weeks and a day. Guess they're failing their meme.
    – Edlothiad
    Commented Nov 16, 2017 at 7:52

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The maximum tag length was increased to 35 characters for the entire Stack Exchange network on August 8, 2017.

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