When a member is typing the author, it might be better to have a drop down list of Gamebanana members when typing.
When a submission is successful, if the author in the credits is a member of Gamebanana, then there should be a banana logo beside the name or something. And if the member have ripe and upic, then credits should show the upic
When someone click the author in the credits and the author is a member, then the first top of the search results should be a link to the members profile.
Ideas on linking credits to profiles already exist.