The tag in my Stack Exchange profile links to different sites depending on where it's being viewed:

  • Profile on StackOverflow:
    • [tag:CSS] => https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/css
  • Profile on StackExchange:
    • [tag:CSS] => https://stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/css
  • Profile on CodeReview:
    • [tag:CSS] => http://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/css

I'd like to have these all link to https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/css. You can manually specify the language of a code block; why not add the ability to specify the site with tags?

<!-- tag: stackoverflow -->[tag:css] <!--tag: meta -->[tag:feature-request]

The current behavior also cause a bug on my Network Profile:

All tags send me to find a Panda aka 404 Page Not Found.

  • 4
    That seems like a very over-complicated solution - just use the direct link to the tag. Is having it styled as a tag really that important? I believe this has come up before, where I stated that seeing a styled tag on a site implies that it goes to the tag on that site.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Mar 21, 2013 at 12:36
  • 2
    @animuson YES.
    – Cole Tobin
    Oct 1, 2013 at 23:42
  • For the Stack Exchange profile, I think it should use the site that was used to get the profile from. Nov 21, 2013 at 12:17
  • See also this handy-sounding userscript: meta.stackexchange.com/a/278421/145828 (don't worry, it isn't a userscripts.org link)
    – SamB
    Sep 19, 2016 at 16:25
  • (Huh, I was expecting SE to strip out the "affiliate" part of that link. I wonder why it didn't?)
    – SamB
    Sep 19, 2016 at 16:26

1 Answer 1


Perhaps this is a somewhat simpler solution:


So tags can either have the format [tag:tagname] or [tag:sitename:tagname]

  • That's actually... making perfect sense! I would go with shortcuts though e.g. [so-tag:css]. [so-tag:css] (just in case it'll ever be implemented) Nov 21, 2013 at 11:54
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    I would be in favor of @Sha's solution. [rpg-tag:tag] [gaming-tag:tag] etc.
    – user206222
    Nov 21, 2013 at 21:09

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