I think it would be useful if the [tag:] tag-linking syntax worked in comments.


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[tag:...] and [meta-tag:...] now work in comments, with the same semantics as in posts. They are however not styled as tags, but as plain links (with the link text being the tag name); we don't want excessive styling in comments.

  • [meta-tag:fun] [tag:c#] -> fun c#
    – balpha StaffMod
    Jun 7, 2011 at 15:20
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    Bouns +1 for staying sane and rendering them as plain links.
    – Tim Stone
    Jun 7, 2011 at 15:21
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    – balpha StaffMod
    Jun 7, 2011 at 15:24
  • Your "sanity" is no match for the power of jQuery Jun 7, 2011 at 15:31
  • @Michael: I was wondering how doable that would be—is there a userscript somewhere that does that?
    – Isaac
    Jun 7, 2011 at 16:25
  • @Isaac No idea; I just did $('a[href*="/tagged/"]').addClass('post-tag');. An actual script should probably put some effort into the URL part Jun 7, 2011 at 16:27
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    @Michael: I put a small modicum of effort into it—about 10 minutes' worth—and here's the result, which I've got installed myself, more because I like the tag hover popup than because I want tags styled like tags (though I do like that part, too).
    – Isaac
    Jun 9, 2011 at 5:46
  • @balpha - -1 for the comment. We HATE fun
    – DVK
    Feb 5, 2014 at 21:35

The [tag:] syntax generates objects slightly taller than plain text and causes some modest layout artifacts. I suspect these would be pretty distracting in the comments, so I'm not very motivated by this idea.

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    Perhaps with the size adjusted to be in scale with comments? (I hadn't thought of this because it occurred to me on an SE site where tags do not have a surrounding box.)
    – Isaac
    Dec 11, 2010 at 22:35
  • Seems like a pretty easily surmounted issue to me. I know you couldn't just slap a CSS border on there and call it good, but it's hardly a difficult problem. Jun 6, 2011 at 14:25

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