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While I was reading the Markdown Editing Help, I found these lines:

[tag:tagname] and [meta-tag:tagname] – link to the given tag's page. Link text is the name of the tag. meta-tag only works on meta sites.

I know the scenario where someone wants to link to them is very small and probably it have never happened (and never will), but what made them take this drastic move?

My guess is that it was more like "not adding this feature" than "adding a feature to prevent the other feature from working", but maybe there are other hidden reasons invisible to the untrained eye.

Any one knows the story behind this?

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If no-one ever needs it, why is not allowing it "drastic"? –  Juhana Aug 7 '12 at 20:02

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Because meta-talk should be limited to the meta site only; such subjects are off-topic on the main site.

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In general, yes. But I missed them when writing my nomination. –  Dennis Aug 7 '12 at 19:57
    
Just use a link to the tag page. –  kiamlaluno Aug 7 '12 at 21:21

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