Oftentimes when editing a tag wiki I wonder, if it is encouraged to include references to other tags via the [tag: ...] markdown syntax.

For example, many rather general tags could benefit from listing subtopics in their wiki to give users a better understanding of the tag's context or potentially encourage them to use the more specific tag where applicable.

As an example of this, see https://ux.stackexchange.com/tags/lean-ux/info , where the tag wiki of links to the tag, because lean ux is a technique that real only came about in the context of agile development.

So my question: Should tag wikis "interlink" by using other tags? Is this desireable or should it even be avoided?



Using tag links is great for tag wikis, especially when used to illustrate the proper use of a tag, or to point to alternatives.

The Stack Overflow tag wiki uses this to great effect to point version-specific tags, for example:

Tagging recommendation:

It is recommended that you use the tag. If you believe your question includes issues specific to the incompatible Python 2.x or Python 3.x, use or . If you believe your question may be even more specific, you can include a version tag such as .

I'd say that this is the number one reason for the existence of the [tag:tagname] markup.

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