Sometimes we want to link to a user page (Twinkle, for instance) but not ping. Prefixing with a colon like [[:User:Foo]] would leave it as a working link, but could also be used to prevent the ping from triggering.
Related Gerrit Patches:
|mediawiki/extensions/Echo : wmf/1.31.0-wmf.24||Allow to avoid pinging from summaries by prefixing with :|
|mediawiki/extensions/Echo : master||Allow to avoid pinging from summaries by prefixing with :|
|Open||None||T125653 Create new types of notifications|
|Resolved||None||T32750 [Epic] Ping/notify user when username used in an edit summary|
|Resolved||MaxSem||T189067 Allow disabling user pings in edit summary by prefixing with a colon|