A suggested edit to an answer came up in the queue today. It's an excellent edit and worthy of approval, and I love to encourage editors! I was definitely going to approve it, but wasn't sure if it needed a change first.
The original poster made reference to the author of another answer to the same question by using the @user format. The suggested edit changed that reference to a link to the profile of the other user.
Obviously, the referenced user's profile is available on the same page, so anyone who wants to can access it. I just don't remember having seen a post linked that way, and wanted to know the protocol, if there is one.
Should I have approved the entire edit as it was submitted, or taken out the link to the profile and left that part of the original post alone? Does it even matter?
This is absolutely in no way meant to call attention to or insult that editor. It will help my editing in the future to know the best thing to do. Perhaps I should have been doing this myself and didn't know it!