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You are basically going the wrong way... should link to the friendly URL then rewrite the information from the dynamic one to that.
RewriteRule ^userprofile/(.+)\.htm$ h++p://www.domain.com/userprofile.php?username=$1 [L]
Note that the [L] is on the same line, just one space between it and the $1.
Depending on valid characters for usernames, you could make this more efficient. If lowercase a-z are the only valid characters, then replacing (.+) with ([a-z]+) would be more efficient. Also note that the ++'s should be t's in the URL; I changed them out so it wouldn't turn it into a link on the forum.