The tags help box (shown when editing tags) says tags can contain +, but when I type a tag like "lost+found", it tries to use two tags, "lost" and "found".

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Tags can contain plus, but only at the ends, e.g.

In general you should avoid this.

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    Any chance the help box could be more wordy to explain this exception for plus? Thanks.
    – Jayen
    Commented Apr 29, 2011 at 11:09
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    lost+found is as natural to unix sysadmins as c++ is to programmers. lost-found looks wrong, but it's at least comprehensible; I'd find lost-and-found less grating, but it wouldn't turn up in searches the way lost-found would. Commented Apr 30, 2011 at 15:39

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