So, as you know, if you write a tag, like so:


SE automatically converts that into the relevant site's tag link and formats it nicely like the ones at the bottom of the question, or so to say, like these ones:

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How would I do that with a meta tag? I know meta doesn't adhere to the tags either, for example, the example above goes to the main site's minecraft tagged questions.

How would I say, make it format like a tag, but link to a meta tag page instead, without using hyperlinks?

For example, the main site doesn't have a tag... But meta does.

(And no, don't go creating it, because that's not the point of the question)

Ninja Edit: Also, there's an SSL error for gaming.meta.stackexchange.com. Could be cache though.

  • I know in chat [meta-tag:wharrgarbl] is a thing but I'll have to test to be certain
    – Unionhawk Mod
    Commented Dec 14, 2018 at 16:24
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    Curious, why do you want to reference a meta tag on the main site? I can see the use case for referencing main site tags on meta, but not really the other way around.
    – Timmy Jim Mod
    Commented Dec 14, 2018 at 19:32
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    @Unionhawk also, according to the Markdown page "meta-tag only works on meta sites." Although is it listed under the comment formatting section.
    – Timmy Jim Mod
    Commented Dec 14, 2018 at 19:42

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As far as I'm aware you'll need to use a standard link, e.g:


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