My little pony request. Can we have the option for our websites to be available to members only? It makes sense, in that we have the visibility option for members/everyone for Twitter/FB/other social media, can we just add website as a field for that as well? [more inside]
ThePinkSuperhero's profile page
is the best evar. Or is it? Are there other user profiles with CSS or HTML awesomery?
Same account, two different browsers - my Theme preference isn't respected in both browsers. I like this "feature," so I'm just mentioning it - not requesting a change. [more inside]
Super minor pony request: the option to add a This Is My Jam updating widget to profiles? [more inside]
Inspired by samsara's
helpful malware removal guides on their profile pages, I've written a short and practical beginner's guide recommending domain name registrars, web hosting, content management systems and e-mail services
. I hope the guide is of some use to people who want to host their own stuff, as opposed using hosted platforms like Tumblr or Blogger, using solid and hassle-free tech. [more inside]
Is there a good collection of recent
interesting/informative mefite profiles? If not can you all suggest some to me? [more inside]
Isn't linking to your online dating profile in AskMe self-linking? [more inside]
What's wrong with referencing someone's profile info in a discussion? [more inside]
Related to pony still in the stable: how often do you update your profile? [more inside]
What are some really cool mefite profiles? [more inside]
Pony request: Add Google+ to the Social Apps list in profiles?
Pony Request: Adding Health Month to the external profiles one can add to their profile. [more inside]
Are MeFi profiles crawled by search engines? I remember reading that they weren't, but I just googled my real name and found my MeFi profile.
Should we update the 'About' prompt on the profile page? It still asks when the first time you used the internet was. At this point it's kind of like asking when the first time you watched TV was.
A little note on the profiles of MeFites who are deceased? [more inside]
deezil has an excellent spyware removal/virus removal guide
in his profile. Are there other members with similarly useful content?
I find that Mutant's
profile is full of useful information, about himself and his areas of expertise. Do you guys know of any other profiles with useful and interesting information, particularly about specialty subjects?
Pony Request: Signal to Noise ratio on profiles? [more inside]
A (Shetland) pony? Adding more services to the 'also on' field in user profiles? [more inside]
When an account is disabled, all the profile information disappears. Might it be better to preserve the information when the account is disabled due to the owner's death? [more inside]
We have profiles: [more inside]
What's the secret to getting last.fm played tracks to show up on my profile? [more inside]
: here's a script
that displays profile pics next to posts.
Cortex warned me some people will hate it and want to roast me alive. To those people, let me suggest a side dish of Potatoes au Gratin and a glass of Merlot. [more inside]
Can we add muxtape as a social service for the profiles? I bet a lot of mefites muxtapes up.
Hello - is there no way to link to sites on our profiles or am I just not clever enough ? [more inside]
Are there any Mefi user accounts that have a coincidental (or intentional) relationship with their user number? [more inside]
In your preferences, if you select a month and year for your birthday, but not a specific day of the month, you get an error message. Could that be changed so you have the option to fill in only the month/year?
is showing my "last" Twitter status as an update posted two months ago. I've made plenty of updates since then...
On the profile page, the box next to "gender" says "(this is free-form, go nuts)". [more inside]
Slight preferences tweaks: birthday
(year optional) and relationship status (datingfilter
!) were just added. My profile
shows what it might look like to logged-in users.
Birthday notification? [more inside]
New Feature: My Ask MeFi [more inside]
search by flickr name? [more inside]
We have a "joined" date in user profiles. Can we have a "left" date for the pushers of the big red button?
In a large and steadily-growing community, and possibly because I'm getting old and stuff, I find myself having trouble sometimes remembering who said what, especially when it's a newer user. So, a possibly small and easy-to-implement feature request. [more inside]
Minor usability quibble: When you're looking at who favorites a post, and click a username, it shows their favorites instead of showing their profile page, like every other linked username on the site does. Maybe a different link to show their favorites from that page?
Fields in user profiles used to have a different color background if they contained information only visible to logged in community members. Can we have this back please? [more inside]
I would like an opt-out of viewing profile pictures. I use the plain template at work, and the images, while usually SFW, are really, um, attention-grabbing. [more inside]
Uploading a picture to your profile?
UPLOADING A PICTURE TO YOUR PROFILE! [more inside]
Last.fm pony please: I'd like to embed the "Recently Listened" (or similar) chart into my profile, much like the flickr photo scroll.
(Alternately, if someone knows how to do that now, I'd appreciate it). [more inside]
We have a fandom post feature now, which of course is excellent. Now how about a random user feature? It could be called 'Get to Know A MeFite' or something like that. I think there are a lot of interesting user profile pages which many people have not and may not ever see, which is a shame, and this would be a potential way to highlight some of them. As an added bonus, this feature could lead to more Metafilter meet-ups as people stumble upon other users who they may not have known lived so close by. It could also lead people to explore their randomly chosen MeFite's posting history which may, in turn, lead many to discover several excellent (and awful) posts, questions and MeTa screeds which they may never have come across before.
I had this idea when encountering the problem of wanting to contact a metafilter member of their public facing email address not being filled in...
How about doing what PayPal, banks and universities do - they present a user on login with a page which they click 'confirm' on to get to the usual start page. On the confirm page would be form fields with the information metafilter currently has for them:
I think often the reason this isn't filled in isn't out of choice it's because the user in question simply hasn't got around to it, doesn't know he/she has a profile or hasn't changed it since they first enrolled.
What say you? I don't think doing this would cheese people off and I think it would really be a boon for the site.
I imagine that some of my fellow mefites, collectors of the Best of the Web, would have great del.icio.us accounts for me to pick through. I'm not getting enough use out of their networking feature, either. Link your profiles! Here's me.
Is there room for personal preference in the "users close to you box"?
I once found (and bookmarked) this page
of all of chococat's music. I like it because it has the little flash player, so I can listen to all of his tunes. How do I get to the same kind of page for other MeFi Musicians? I've tried looking on members' profile pages, but the link to all of their songs goes to the music parts of their Activity pages. Thanks.
My profile says I posted two AskMes tagged with "dog"
, but I really haven't.
Please to put an email in your profile? Most of us don't bite, really. Okay, sure - if your "persona" here is attack-nerd or something, and you're sure you'll get spammed with hate mail, leave it out, but if you're a regular user who likes to participate, can't you at least set up a throwaway webmail address (in gmail, for one, you can create a filter to forward your messages to your regular mail, and you won't even have to log in to your account to check if you have any new messages). more...
I don't know if the 'Activity' link on the profile page is still a work in progress. But, if so, how about adding a little bit of context to the Favorited tab?
It's not very useful with just a couple of lines from the post and a date.
Minor feature add: you can set your flickr username in your account, and it will automatically grab your last six photos uploaded and add them to your userpage.