Random Question: Linking User Profiles

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  1. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    I've noticed in recent threads, maybe over the course of the last eight or so months, a strange-seeming practice of highlighting a member's user profile in a post. The reason I say "strange" is that I do not understand the purpose:

    • I, as a user, receive no system notification when someone does this.

    • Over the years I have come to accept that people do not perform deep, detailed research, so the idea of directing other readers to a member's profile in order that one might research years-worth of posting history seems a dubious proposition.​

    That is to say, you're not making a point to the user; making a point to the audience seems a dubious proposition. What other function am I overlooking?

    I'm not going to object to the practice; I just don't get what it's for.

    Anybody? Anybody?

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  3. geordief Registered Senior Member

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    Perhaps I am being thick but I think I sometimes do this when I copy and paste a member's name and the name I copy already has a link (to their profile) in it.
    So the link gets "carried forward"

    It is quite unintentional.

    Is that what you mean?
     
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  5. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    I confess I'm not seeing it; I'm trying to think of when I might "copy and paste a member's name" with that kind of data in the transfer, and just not coming up with anything. But neither can I say you're wrong. I will note the URL looks manufactured, as if a system put it in place, but ... I don't know. I just can't visualize what you're referring to.
     
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  7. geordief Registered Senior Member

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    No it is not doing it with those attempts. Perhaps it was on another forum that I noticed that happening.

    And I don't remember exactly where I did it (but I know it can happen)

    Maybe it happens within nested quotes (but I don't think it was that).
     

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