hardcore litterbug (dethtoll) wrote in suggestions,
hardcore litterbug

Increasing (or removing) the tag limit

Increasing (or removing) the tag limit

Short, concise description of the idea
Tag limit is, amazingly enough, too low.

Full description of the idea
A community I moderate that makes extensive use of tags has discovered that there is a 1000 tag limit. We use tags mostly for bands, and of course as anyone who listens to music can tell you, there are thousands of bands, even if you stick to one genre like we do (metal, in our case.) As our community grows, the need for new band tags increases, especially as we discover more obscure bands. An increase in the limit, to potentially 2000 or higher, 5000 seeming like the "safest" number- or the removal of the limit altogether- would prevent us from having to use temporary or otherwise less-than-ideal solutions.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Users and communities that use tags a lot would not suddenly discover themselves out of tags and having to make room for new ones by deleting old ones.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • With a set limit of even 5000, sooner or later someone's going to reach that limit and then they would have a problem just like we do now.
  • With the increased/removed limit, databases may have trouble keeping up- but then again, that's entirely dependant on if there's a lot of people and communities using THAT many tags.
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