We've tidied up a bit in the "also on" sites in your profile. First, the cleanup discussed previously has been done. Thank you to everyone who categorised websites on the wiki and made it easier on me (if no less saddening) to remove deceased sites. Second, Mastodon and Diaspora have been, after requests and discussion, added. [more inside]
The Social Apps section of our profiles is getting badly dated. There are over 120 sites listed, but some of them are dead (AIM, Gawker), some are ambiguous (is Glitch referring to the old shared universe site or the new programming site?), and the absence of Mastodon is becoming an obstacle: We have to advertise our usernames on active threads because we can't put them in our profiles. [more inside]
My profile so far is really threadbare. I want to make it more interesting but I don't know what to do! Do you have any favourite profiles that'd make good inspiration?
A proposal for changing the public visibility of certain profile information. [more inside]
I have my preferences set to open links in a new window, but if I click on a user's website from their Profile page, the site opens in the same window. Is it possible to get those links to act like other external links? Is there a downside to changing it that I'm not seeing?
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 and deezil'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]
Greasemonkey: 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?
My profile 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 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"?