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I'm not sure how to state this in the title the right way. Please, feel free to edit it if you can say it a better way.

Is there any way to quickly respond to a user (either a guy posting a comment, the OP or an answer poster), such as CTRL + clicking his name? I currently have to copy / paste his name and then add the @.

If there is not such feature, I think having it would be also an easier way to have a feature like this one, since the link to a user could have an HTML class (or something like that, I'm not that advanced on HTML but I think you get the idea) that identifies the link as link to a user. This class would be applied to links to user anywhere (including @username links in comments of course). This way, the system would easily distinguish when a user is being referenced (perhaps another attribute could be used to identify the referenced user).

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Type @ and the first letter, then select it from the popup. Note: Doing this won't work for the OP, since that would be stripped out anyway. – ughoavgfhw Nov 8 '11 at 2:31
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You might find this script useful.

Or just use tab completion as ughoavgfhw suggests. Boy, there's a name you don't want to type from memory!

Be aware in both cases that @-replies are fairly limited!

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Hey! It's not that hard to type. I do it all the time! – ughoavgfhw Nov 8 '11 at 3:25

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