I was looking at this question and wanted to add the series tag for it. Unfortunately, there's no tag to the effect of . Since the title sounded reasonably familiar, I thought I'd search for irregular magic in the site to check if some form of the Japanese title was being used instead, and it turns out is being used right now.

Might some tag with some form of the English title be added as a synonym? At least as someone who doesn't follow the series, this was a bit confusing, and fact that the post initially was only tagged with doesn't seem to be a point in favour of the current state of things.

Of course, it's possible that this is a series where the Japanese title is either easy to remember (e.g. Gin no Saji) or used frequently enough on the internet (e.g. SnK) that this wouldn't matter to the asker: I wouldn't know since I don't follow the series.

  • So you entered the variant of the work's title that you knew and found the tag you were looking for. Is there really need to have a synonym now? – Hakase Apr 30 '15 at 7:32
  • @Hakase: I didn't know the Japanese title and was almost going to put retag on the question and ask a question about it on meta. The only reason I didn't was because I vaguely recalled questions on the series asked before. I had to run a search separately to find questions on the series (so as to figure out what tag they were using). – Maroon Apr 30 '15 at 7:34
  • It's just not really user-friendly. – Maroon Apr 30 '15 at 7:35
  • I meant that tag excerpts should solve the problem by including the most commonly used variants of a work's name, so that they will appear in tag list if you type one of them. – Hakase Apr 30 '15 at 8:48
  • Hmmmm, weirdly enough, they didn't here. I did get the English title from the tag exerpt here, but the contents of the tag excerpt don't show up in the tag list unless the word I'm typing is already in the tag itself: for instance, I typed flowers in the tags page, and did not get aku-no-hana. – Maroon Apr 30 '15 at 8:50
  • If you find a series missing English title, you can flag for synonym creation. Do use Google to look for the official/localized title, though. – nhahtdh Apr 30 '15 at 9:56
  • See also: meta.anime.stackexchange.com/q/933 – senshin Apr 30 '15 at 16:26
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    @Hakase Tag searches on /tags and in the tag autocompleter box when asking a question both don't search tag excerpts. They only search tag names (including synonym names). – senshin Apr 30 '15 at 16:31
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    @Maroon Incidentally, I added a syn for [the-flowers-of-evil] to [aku-no-hana] – senshin Apr 30 '15 at 16:31

The problem with is that it's over 25 characters long, which is the maximum tag length. We do have synonyms between the English and Japanese versions of serieses.

If you can suggest a decent, intuitive English tag name, I'll happily add it as a synonym (Also, you can suggest it easily from the tag's page, under synonyms).

  • I can't suggest synonyms without a score of 5 from answers -- I only have a score of 2 (and pretty much only because I once saw a question I could answer without knowledge of the series). I was going to suggest something like irregular-magic-high-school, but that's apparently still 2 characters too long. I suppose omitting high would get the count sufficiently down, particularly since the main issue for me is that I'd want someone typing the irregular or irregular to be able to locate the tag. – Maroon Apr 30 '15 at 7:37
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    Can we ask the dev to raise the character limit? – nhahtdh Apr 30 '15 at 9:53
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    @nhahtdh Hahahaha I wish. There's a feature request for this on Meta.SE, but I doubt this is ever going to happen because of course SO doesn't need long tags, so why would anyone else? – senshin Apr 30 '15 at 16:25

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