I actually like usernames in replies. I think it should be done automatically, or at least have a user setting for it. Helps me to seperate the wheat from the chaff when my time at the Monastery is limited. The HTML entities don't really bother me, but I think the whole entities thing will become a silly game that will probably become distracting.
in reply to Dingbats in node titles: What's your opinion
(As an aside, I posted basically this same message 6 or 7 hours ago. Apparently it got dropped into the bit bucket.)
"To be civilized is to deny one's nature."