I noticed that this question's title started out with "UWP", which stands for "Universal Windows Platform". Chances are such questions will become more frequent, and thus it could be useful to have a specific tag for it (like WCF and WPF etc.).

Unfortunately, "universal-windows-platform" exceeds the 25 character limit for a tag name. Can "uwp" be used, or would that be too obscure?

What would be a solution?

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    \$\begingroup\$ I DuckDuckGoed "Universal Windows Platform" and got hits for "UWP", I don't think it'd be obscure as it's already being used. \$\endgroup\$
    – Peilonrayz Mod
    May 31, 2016 at 16:34
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    \$\begingroup\$ Stack Overflow has [win-universal-app] (4209 questions) with synonym [windows-universal] (617 question), as well as [uwp] (2214 questions). \$\endgroup\$ May 31, 2016 at 16:36
  • \$\begingroup\$ Huh, I thought we (by "we", I mean Stack Overflow the company, back when I worked there) upped the tag length limit to 35? Maybe it's site-specific. \$\endgroup\$ Jun 2, 2016 at 19:21
  • \$\begingroup\$ @ChrisJester-Young AFAIK is a per-site settings, the default is 25, but it can be longer. Manga & Anime has longer limit, since their topic tend to have very long names, but can't find the meta post. \$\endgroup\$
    – Braiam
    Jun 8, 2016 at 16:53
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    \$\begingroup\$ Considering that the tag limit has now been increased, perhaps we should have Universal-Windows-Platform as a synonym for uwp? \$\endgroup\$
    – BCdotWEB
    Mar 2, 2019 at 14:56

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is the acronym used by microsoft commonly (an example here).

or names were more commonly used for the platform that targeted Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1, however I believe that having them as synonyms to UWP might be a good idea as googling those still returns documentations about UWP.

  • \$\begingroup\$ I'm not sure if I should post this as an answer, however on Arqade Meta when discussing for tags, we usually post answers with our recommendations, let me know if I should move this to the comment section :) \$\endgroup\$
    – ave
    Jun 10, 2016 at 1:51
  • \$\begingroup\$ Just like other SEs "use comments to ask for clarification or add more information." I know that I meant to only add more information, and I think that was 200_success' intent too. We should also "avoid answering questions in comments", so I'd say don't move this to the comments. :) \$\endgroup\$
    – Peilonrayz Mod
    Jun 10, 2016 at 8:15

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