I just happened to stumble upon something in the Monastary that I would like to share. You know that little Search box we have at the top of the screen? Yes, the one where we can type in some search terms and receive some results that seem to match our interests. Now, if you haven't already noticed, it is possible to enter a node ID in the search box as well, and it will bring you to the appropriate node.
For example, typing "6608" into the search box brings you to my home node (ie: mt2k's homenode ID = 6608). I decided to try it to see if it would work, so I typed "id://6608" into the search box. No go, you get the "Sorry nothing like that was found" response.
So my proposition is this: would it be possible to allow all of the general linking mechanisms we have here at the Monastary to be used in the search box? That way, we could enter "id://6608" into the searchbox and get there. This may seem redundant since we can just enter a node id without the id:// part. But conflicts exist (where a particular node id is also a user's username or something similar. My real main reason for wanting this is to facilitate navigating to users' notepads. It would be great to be able to type "pad://6608" in the searchbox and get to my pad in a snap.
Just imagine the additional power the simple Search Box could give us :)