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after adding the database engine, for example sql-server and then adding the version for example sql-server-2016 there are only 3 extra tags you can add to a question.

often when asking questions I have to filter and leave some related tags out.

is the limitation of 5 tags a site feature? If it can be changed what would be the process?

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    Related: What are the reasons behind having a maximum of 5 tags per question? (a duplicate actually, since the question is fundamentally the same, but given how old that one is, it might make sense to revisit it) – Andriy M Jun 13 '17 at 8:06
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    I feel like DBA.SE might be a good candidate to increase that limit (if that is possible). Along marcello's line of thinking, I could easily have a question about upgrades that is relevant for sql-server-2012, sql-server-2016, and sql-server which leaves me with only 2 tags for the more specific issue. I think getting the versions & generic product tag is important in this case, so maybe 7-8 would be more appropriate? Only ~13k posts out of 133k have 4 or more tags on them so abuse doesn't seem to be a big issue. – LowlyDBA Jun 14 '17 at 21:27
  • @JohnM Seems like that example shouldn't have sql-server, and instead have just sql-server-2016 and sql-server-2012, to both of which sql-server should be marked related – cat Jun 22 '17 at 16:39
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    Based on the description of the sql-server tag it seems fair to expect it to be used in conjunction with a version tag: "All versions of Microsoft SQL Server (not MySQL). Please also add a version-specific tag like sql-server-2016 if that is relevant to the question." Not that that can't be changed, but I do think there is value in having the generic tag for search visibility. – LowlyDBA Jun 22 '17 at 19:48
  • Additional benefit for the generic tag is when usage for favorite or ignore tags - this makes it easier to blanket favorite or ignore all MSSQL questions with a single tag instead of managing variations. – LowlyDBA Jun 26 '17 at 19:32

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