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I think it can be cool to have something like this: [User:Shadow-Wizard]
Parsed as link to the user profile page, much like the tag links that we already have.

What do you say? Comments are welcome. :)

Edit: per Grace correct comment, more relevant suggest is: [user:152859] where the ID can be easily retrieved from the profile page URL itself:
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Would have to be the user id, because the display name can be replicated, actually. – Grace Note Mar 9 '11 at 15:53
    
@Grace good point, edited my question accordingly. – Shadow Wizard Mar 9 '11 at 15:58
    
This suggestion is essentially the same as requests for some sort of @ syntax that automatically links to the user. (i.e. @:2598 where 2598 is my user id) – jjnguy Mar 9 '11 at 16:09
    
@jjnguy didn't saw such request yet, sorry.. but @ is already used to notify users.. ? – Shadow Wizard Mar 9 '11 at 18:27
    
it's ok. No need to apologize. I was just mentioning it to be thorough. The @ is already used to notify. But it would be nice if it could do both. I'm sure you would like to know when you were being mentioned in posts. – jjnguy Mar 9 '11 at 18:44

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