I think that URLs like
https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/31776/why-do-we-tag-questions could be automatically rewritten by Stack Overflow and other sites into a nicer form. It could be something like:
- MSO: Why do we tag questions?, or
- Meta Stackoverflow #31776, or even for the answers:
- MSO: "Why do we tag questions?" Smurfsnorting Farfulburger's answer
Currently when people post links to other questions, the links are simply not very clear. It's even worse if someone uses the whole link in the comment field.
If anyone supplies a custom text, it should be left there of course - I only mean rewriting for bare URLs.