This suggestion is from fosterbass.
Cast Page (non-LJ friends/family)
Short, concise description of the idea
Create a page to list frequently mentioned people, with a description of who they are. Create a new tag (like <lj cast="name">) to use when the person is mentioned.
Full description of the idea
In every journal I read, people frequently mention friends and family who are not LJ users and cannot be linked to with an LJ tag. If you haven't been reading the journal for too long, you may not understand who the person is. Many users mitigate this by creating a 'cast list' in their userinfo page. I would like to see this implemented as a new feature allowing users to create a list of people they refer to regularly in their jounal. By using an LJ tag, a user could write something like: I got a call from <lj cast="my boss"> today... and that would take the reader to the cast page anchor for the 'my boss' entry.
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Originally suggested in a prior entry, but this was approved as it seemed to be a fuller suggestion.