# Tag Info

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In a way literally nothing happens. You click "Add Comment" and the situation stays unchanged. The "too long by" flickers briefly, but that's it. As explained in a comment by amWhy there is a check on submission. I dimly recall that in the very early days this was handled much less gracefully, and the text in the comment box got cleared ...

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We are putting this into our bug-duty rotation and should get to this within a few weeks. (Sorry it's taken 8+ years!)

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I also went trough the list of extremely short tags (using this query). svd can be expanded into singular-value-decomposition (created synonym) lft can be expanded into linear-fractional-transformation (renamed without synonym) sos can be expanded into sum-of-squares-method (renamed without synonym) rbf can be expanded into radial-basis-functions (renamed ...

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Should the length limits be adjusted? For the most part 25 characters suffice, and it is also a road-block against exaggeration in tag names. Say, I would not want to see tags like limits-at-infinity-without-lhospital-involving-trigonometric-functions. However, it is a fact, and you gave some example, that there are some legitimate and natural tag names ...

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Just to make this clear, the 6 characters limit is only related to suggested edits. Which means that after you reach 2000 reputation points, you can make shorter edits. I'd say that this is not very likely going to change. (This guess is based on plenty of past discussions about this issue both here and on the main meta.) If you are making suggested edit ...

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Your proposed title is Showing $\frac{|\overrightarrow{A_1B}|}{|\overrightarrow{A_1C}|}\frac{|\overrightarrow{B_1C}|}{|\overrightarrow{B_1A}|}\frac{|\overrightarrow{C_1A}|}{|\overrightarrow{C_1B}|}=1$ implies $AA_1$, $BB_1$, $CC_1$ concur (215 characters). Since \newcommand is now local, I believe it is safe to do [Edit: as per Martin's comment, this may ...

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Comments require a minimum of 15 characters, and may be no more than 600 characters long. The intended use for comments is to ask for clarification and/or to suggest changes to a post. Such requests should almost certainly require more than 15 characters to make clear—the average word in English is somewhere around 4–5 letters long, which means that a ...

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There is no character limit for edits; there is a character limit for suggested edits. Users that do not yet have the editing privilege can suggest edits that are reviewed by other users. Successful suggestions are rewarded with two points. The idea is to send a message that very minor changes should not be proposed as suggested edits. There is a balance to ...

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This is the site humbly suggesting you to use more characters. I'd like to also encourage you to do this. And also to consider the following observations: Users who habitually type things like "n-mfld", "height fcn", "cohomol", "sing. coho", " Lebesgue meas."... are making the site harder to use for others: these abbreviated keywords will not come up in ...

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As of now (thanks to your request), there is a new feature released network-wide (including Stack Overflow for Teams) where users will be shown a character count starting when the Title hits 100 characters. The count will appear above the right end of the Title input box and will function in the same way as the character counter used elsewhere on the site (...

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Some options available to users below 2k: If you have an edit which consists of less than 6 characters and you consider it important (and cannot think of any additional improvements of the post which would get you above the character limit), you can: add comment (which will notify the OP and they might make the edit, or some other user who see your comment)...

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There is a limit of 25 characters for the length of tag names, and the hyphens count. The proper name moment-generating-functions is two characters too long, so two characters were dropped in such a manner that the tag name is still understandable. The character limit was increased, so it was possible to create the tag with the proper name. moment-...

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Your edit, among other things, added the sentence I didn't fully understand the difference between an odd and even permutation so used this site to learn about them. That is, you made it seem like the one who posted the answer was lacking in understanding. I would have rejected your edit for this reason alone. (I would have accepted your edit if this ...

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The probability-limit-theorem can be expanded to probability-limit-theorems. See this answer: Tag cleanup 2014

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It has been suggested that synthetic-differential is expanded to synthetic-differential-geometry: Tag rename request: (synthetic-differential) to (synth-differential-geometry)

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The divisors is for divisors in algebraic geometry. There have been discussions about this in the Tag management threads earlier: Tag management 2015 and Tag management 2016 Among the options is expanding the tag name to divisors-algebraic-geometry.

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Is there an upper limit for the length of a tag, beyond which tags get automatically truncated? Yes. It is 25 35. If not, could a moderator add the missing letter (rather than create a correctly spelled tag, retag all the currently tag questions, and then delete the misspelled tag)? While due to the character limit, moderators cannot rename to the tag ...

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Situations warranting a simple "yes" or "no" exist, but they should be in the extreme minority. Discussions here should be more in depth than that. Comments are not a chat room. The limit exists to remind users to write good content, and the inconvenience of being unable to leave short comments pales, in my view, to a potential decrease in overall quality ...

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This is certainly not a bug. As mentioned in comments, character count for other formatting options is also by code and not by output. For example **1** is counted as five characters, although it is only rendered as 1. Similarly [a](http://spaaaccccce.com/...

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It has now been fixed by the author of the post. In the future, note that you could have made some (admittedly minor) grammar and formatting corrections; see my revision. This would've put you over the 6 character limit. Another option would've been to leave a comment informing the author of the mistake, so that they can correct it themselves.

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First of all, you might not be aware of this but Mathematics Stack Exchange has its own meta site, which is probably a better fit for your question. Except that it has already been asked before: Minimum suggested edit length and has a lot of support from community. However, the answer by Jeff Atwood explains the reasoning behind this, why it's not likely to ...

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This is a bad situation. I disagree. This is an incredibly minor thing.

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Improvise: E.g., click on "edit" to see my almost instantaneous improvisition of the proposed title: "Showing $\frac{|\vec{A_1B}|}{|\vec{A_1C}|}\frac{|\vec{B_1C}|}{|\vec{B_1A}|}\frac{|\vec{C_1A}|}{|\vec{C_1B}|}=1\iff AA_1, BB_1, CC_1$ concur." Even shorter: Do \$\frac{|\vec{A_1B}|}{|\vec{A_1C}|}\frac{|\vec{B_1C}|}{|\vec{B_1A}|}\frac{|\vec{...

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