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Without using a web search, is there a way to find the URL or an user knowing only the nickname?
The alternative could be to search the user's main page URL, or is there a page that list all users URLs?

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Nicknames are not unique; you'd have to search on a site's Users page (on the all tab) to match nicknames to user ids.

In other words, there is no guarantee I am the only one using the nickname "Martijn Pieters" on Stack Overflow, so there is no one-to-one mapping to a user URL for that nickname.

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It's fairly safe to say that if they don't answer a question in 2 seconds - it's not you though ;) –  Jon Clements Dec 21 '12 at 23:11

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