I recently noticed that some people have been marking tags with specific markup on meta sites, such as the following example:

Clarifying tags election, voting, and president

where, in: "Considering the raising interest towards ongoing presidential elections in the USA, I'd like to clarify using election, voting, and probably president and voting-systems tags"

election, voting, president and voting-systems have specific 'tag' markup.

I have attempted to find out what this markup is, but since editing of others' posts is not allowed for people below a certain rep on meta sites (as a general rule) I have been unable to look at the code to see how it is done.

How does one mark a specific section of the body of a meta question as containing a 'tag'?

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    You'll use [tag:tag-name]
    – Taryn
    Commented May 19, 2016 at 17:47
  • Awesome. Is this listed in the markup help anywhere? I had a look and didn't see anything... Commented May 19, 2016 at 17:48
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    Yes, here under "Stack Exchange additions". (Clicking the question mark in the top right of the editor opens a link to "advanced help", leading there) Commented May 19, 2016 at 17:49
  • Oh yeah. Whoops. Must have skimmed straight over it :/. Commented May 19, 2016 at 17:50
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    To mark up meta tags, use [meta-tag:tagName]. Also, camelCase is better for combining words without spaces. Nyah.
    – user1228
    Commented May 19, 2016 at 18:17
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    You could also click the edit link under the post, and see how they did it. Commented May 19, 2016 at 18:41
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    @Mat'sMug: You mean the one that's disabled for users under 2k on metas, and the one that will never show tag markdown on main sites because it's disabled there? Commented May 20, 2016 at 1:45
  • @NathanTuggy cough yeah that one. Commented May 20, 2016 at 1:45
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    @Mat'sMug: (No offense, I trust. ;)) Commented May 20, 2016 at 1:48

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To use the tag markdown, type [tag:tag-name]. This will also link to the tag page on the main Q&A.

If you want to link to a meta tag, use the markdown [meta-tag:tag-name].

To view the markdown help:

<from the post editor> click ? → 'advanced help' → Tags

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