Continuing the discussion from Group name character limitation:
Discourse Groups are awesome! We use them very actively on our community, and want to use them even more.
One barrier is group name length and appearance in various places. An example - mentions, where long names screw up the display. They can’t have spaces as well which is not pretty.
Better would be to replicate the look of user mentions. This would allow us to have short groupnames (up to 15-20 chars) based on acronyms (eg
@lel2016) and longer names that clearly indicate who’s in the group (eg
2016 Legal Empowerment Leadership Course Participants)
Examples of both below.