Security.SE has had a rather strange problem. There is a tag called , which is about a specific mechanism in modern browsers.

However, many users have used this tag for questions about any kind of policies, such as policies in their company. For this purpose, the tag was created.

In order to prevent confusion, I wanted to edit the "usage guidance" section of both tags to clarify something akin to:

Use this tag for [this thing]. For [the other thing], use .

However, since markdown is disabled in the usage guidance, what is the correct way to reference another tag there?

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    I tend to use [other-tag] but I'm not sure if that convention is followed by everyone – rene Aug 13 at 11:28
  • here is a rough SEDE query that allows you to check usage of certain tag formats: data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/query/1090038 – rene Aug 13 at 11:31
  • @rene Seems to be a somewhat accepted form. – MechMK1 Aug 13 at 11:38

I always use square brackets [] to indicate other tags. A usage guidance / tag wiki excerpt might then look something like this:

For questions about biting as a form of violence, e. g. how to make a child stop biting others or themself, why they bite or at what age this behavior usually occurs. For questions about chewing, use [eating]. For questions about habits like nail biting, use [habits].

(This is for tag , referencing other tags and .)

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