*NOTE: I'm not after a work-around, I'm suggesting it should be automatic behaviour. Many thanks for examples of how to do it, but that isn't the question/suggestion *
Apologies if this is a duplicate, nothing came up in search.
I really like the way that question titles are automatically used when posting a SO URL. For example,
It would be nice if the same happened to link usernames to user-profile links.
As a rule, I wouldn't do this, however a comment on one of my posts included an image, that I thought was suitable for Help us make a Stack Overflow beer stein, and wanted to pass credit on to my inspiration.
**TEST LINK - Not parsed in preview (and not a sig!) **
Please can the downvoters explain their objection? Does this complicate the interface, break existing behaviour, or have another negative impact on the user experience?