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If we use the recently added [tag:…] markup on Meta, the tags are rendered in the style on Meta, but this is counterintuitive because they refer to tags on parent. Example:

The parent tags should be always rendered in the style used for tags on the parent site, even if the markup is used on Meta.

Added: I have just noticed that Kevin Montrose already writes:

Note that we aren't pulling in styling from the "parent" site either, though that may change in the future.

So, my request is simple: please do!

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  • You simply state please do. But why? What value does this add? How would this improve the site in anyway whatsoever? How would you quantify the cost of having a developer spend time to implement this? – BinaryMisfit Nov 23 '10 at 20:15
  • @Diago: I stated the reason in the beginning of this post: “this is counterintuitive because they refer to tags on parent.” – Tsuyoshi Ito Nov 23 '10 at 20:16
  • @Diago: As for the development cost, I do not know. – Tsuyoshi Ito Nov 23 '10 at 20:22
  • How is it counterintuitive? Is that the only real true reason? When posting a question, and mentioning a tag, a consistent look & feel across all the sites makes more sense. Otherwise it will be confused with the actual tags on the question. – BinaryMisfit Nov 23 '10 at 20:28
  • @Diago: (1) It is better to style the same thing in the same way. This is why parent tags in Meta posts should be rendered in the same style as parent. (2) I have no idea what you mean by “it will be confused with the actual tags on the question.” If anything, rendering [tag:…] on Meta in the parent style will reduce the possible confusion with the actual tags on the question. But that is not the primary reason for this feature request. – Tsuyoshi Ito Nov 23 '10 at 20:35
  • This is moot now that Meta.SE has no parent site, right? – Nemo Nov 29 '16 at 15:47

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