(21 Q) does not show up on a search for 'teenage' while asking a question, nor is a synonym or anything. If I hadn't clicked on a question, I would have no idea what tag to use when asking a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles question.

Can we rename to ?

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    why not just set up a synonym?
    – phantom42
    Feb 18, 2016 at 16:13
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    @phantom42 Because I'm fairly sure that [teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles] is a better tag name than [tmnt].
    – Mithical
    Feb 18, 2016 at 16:20

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Unfortunately, it's too long. teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles has 28 characters, which is 3 over the limit. You could try it without the dashes, but that makes for an ugly tag.

What we could probably do, is set up , the ugly no-dash version, as a synonym for , so that it will be found when searching for tags, but will be used.

While we're at it, we might as well set up and as synonyms.

  • Do synonyms have a length restriction?
    – SQB
    Feb 18, 2016 at 17:04
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    Yeah tag synonym have the same character limitation as tags. Feb 18, 2016 at 18:19
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    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Feb 19, 2016 at 2:19
  • Worth mentioning TMHT as an alias aswell, one of the old old old versions of TMNT (youtube.com/watch?v=Py0QpvvJl_s)
    – Oak
    Feb 25, 2016 at 9:25
  • May as well also create a tag for teenagemuntentninjatoitles. Rocksteady and Beebop will gladly point out that it is a shorter number of characters. (After figuring out just how much it saves, remember to thank Rocksteady and Beebop for being the ones who will happily tell you this.)
    – TOOGAM
    Feb 29, 2016 at 15:48
  • It is now possible to rename [tmnt] due to the new 35 character extension. Aug 9, 2017 at 0:55

We can now rename it

All sites are now allowed to use tags with 35 characters. Thus we can rename this tag to .

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    Aaaaaaand done.
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Aug 9, 2017 at 10:32

TMNT is the accepted abbreviation for the franchise, to the point that one of the movies was specifically titled TMNT. It's pretty clear what it means. Even a Google search for TMNT brings up "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" first thing.

However, the other short name, , would make a good synonym.

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    There's not much point in creating a [ninja-turtles] tag and merging it with [tmnt], because as soon as you type "ninja", [tmnt] will come up via autocomplete because it's a synonym of [teenagemutantninjaturtles].
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Feb 21, 2016 at 11:27

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