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I've noticed that if I write [tag:tags] in a question it renders like this in a question: . In a comments it looks differently (see the comment bellow).

Is it on purpose? Is this new, or was the behavior in comments and question always different?

Note: I noticed this at math.SE, but I guess this is more-or-less consistent on the whole SO network.

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This is how [tag:tags] looks in a comment: tags. –  Martin Apr 14 '12 at 9:41
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Btw hi Martin! This will look I'm talking to yourself! –  Martin. Apr 14 '12 at 9:44
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Hey! When did we get a Meth.SE? –  Cody Gray Apr 14 '12 at 9:50

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This is done intentionally to save some space. Comments should be lightweight. They do not support displaying tags or images at all

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On the other hand: I wish the rendering in questions was like those in the comments! (It could then still show the tag summary on hover, though I never saw the need for that either. Actually, I think the whole tag thing is the worst deviation from Markdown, but apparently many like them and even edit posts from others to add them.) –  Arjan Apr 14 '12 at 9:58
    
@The but I do ^^ –  Martin. Apr 14 '12 at 9:59
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@The, I love you. ;-) –  Arjan Apr 14 '12 at 10:05
    
We're only talking about CSS: on SE it's foreground & background colour, borders and some light spacing. I can't believe that such styling would make comments any less lightweight... is this really the "official" answer? –  eggyal Jun 11 '12 at 12:44
    
@eggyal that's not about space in CSS files or something like that. But tags looks like small images, and images are also disabled in comments. –  Martin. Jun 11 '12 at 20:32

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