well, after the success from “tagging yourself - it does not update, what the goigly?”, i’ve noticed [what i think is] another bug in the forum’s software, and now i’m ready to post about it! yay, go me. so, here it is: if i were to create a post, and then edit the post in such a way it would count as an edit while tagging someone in the edit, the tag as it appears in edit history would function as a normal link, and not as a tag.
just found out clicking a tag, having the user’s window pop up, and, if they have another tag in their bio [that does not get cut off], clicking it, also gets treated as a normal link. this one makes more sense.
my guess would be because another pop up is already open, it just redirects to the profile? it makes sense to me- especially if someone wanted to tag someone in an edit, and someone reviewing the editing wouldn’t have to have multiple pop ups on screen at once. i could be completely wrong though, so take it with a grain of salt lol.