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Is it acceptable to quote a Nazi claim on Physics SE?

People can put anything they want in the bio section of their profiles, except for egregious hate speech and pornography. The mere fact that a quote was said by a Nazi, or is attributed to a Nazi, ...
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Is the new profile style on SE coming to Physics SE?

(Edited to reflect the current situation) We now have the new CSS and profile page layout. Prior to this, nobody knew when it was coming (except maybe the design team, but I'm not sure if their ...
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Crackpots and links to crackpot articles in their profile

Is this OK with you, having reputable physicists (like Cosmas Zachos and Valter Moretti or Urs Schreiber to name a few) alongside crackpots? That's the wrong question. Let's suppose I'm not "OK" with ...
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Crackpots and links to crackpot articles in their profile

Users are allowed to put what they want in their user profiles, within reason. Generally speaking, users are allowed to put whatever the heck they want in their user profile. This includes links, ...
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Is promoting external websites in user profiles forbidden?

You can put whatever you want in your profile. (barring NSFW or generally offensive material, though the rules are pretty lax on that too) Sure, feel free to link to Quora there :)
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Why do we have a profile page and an ability to chat if SE is not a social network?

The distinction between having social features (like a profile page and chat) and being a social network is also discussed in this mother meta question and in particular this answer. Jeff Atwood ...
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What does "people reached" mean?

The people reached, or impact score, is a metric loosely based on how many people have seen your posts (both questions and answers). The formulation is based on: That's how we got to the current ...
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Who said that I prefer to keep an air of mystery about myself and why?

It's a boilerplate template for all users across all Stack Exchange sites. Once you edit your profile, that language is replaced with whatever you wrote in there. See this Meta.SE post or this Meta....
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Is the private part present on every profile?

Can anyone tell me if this "private" exists for all and only the user himself can view this? Yes, exactly. That's what "private" means. Actually, moderators (those with a diamond after their names) ...
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Is it acceptable to quote a Nazi claim on Physics SE?

I could understand including the quotation, "There will come a day, when all the lies will collapse under their own weight, and truth will again triumph." Firstly, forget who said it - how is the ...
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How do I find my previous posts and replies?

You have to click on the button which shows your profile picture with your reputation, badges, etc. in the menu bar (shown in the figure). In your profile, you can find a list of your posts. Answers ...
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How to change Profile pic

Reputation has nothing to do with you being able to change your profile pic. You should be able to change it, as often as you like, and to whichever image you want (with the obvious exceptions, cf. ...
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Where are user profile fields?

Easy: Click on your profile on the topbar (whilst on main page, not meta) Click "edit" located under "Questions" (same line as your name) Fill out items as necessary
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Where are user profile fields?

I image that you expected to provide something for "age", "location" and "website". Note that there is nothing that enforces honesty in these values (e.g. my location) or that they are particularly ...
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Is promoting external websites in user profiles forbidden?

To expand on what Manishearth said and address the last part of the question: the guidelines on what constitutes excessive self-promotion are outlined in the help center. Avoid overt self-promotion. ...
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My profile picture pattern just changed automatically; how can I restore the old one?

Have you got an email address associated with your account? Usually the stock profile picture (a.k.a. 'gravatar') is based on the hash of your email address, but if you haven't linked one to this ...
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Why it doesn't show correctly when someone was online?

The "last seen..." counter is updated at periodic intervals a few minutes apart, as documented in this answer and this one in the Mother Meta. (Basically, continuously checking every second whether ...
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Profile views, location section moved to extreme right corner

Not an answer, but can't include an image in Comments... It's even more extreme on my screen:
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Crackpots and links to crackpot articles in their profile

I'm not going to bother going over the SE network policy on profiles again, since two answers already have. Is this OK with you, having reputable physicists (like Cosmas Zachos and Valter Moretti ...
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How do i change my profile picture and display name in physics stack exchange?

There is a post on Meta Stack Exchange describing how to change your profile picture. There are a few different ways to do it, depending on where your profile picture is stored, but in brief: If your ...
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How can I change my username, profile, and other settings on the Android mobile application?

It doesn't seem to be possible to edit user profiles from within the Android app. The Meta Stack Exchange page that introduced it does not mention it, and the feature request Ability to update profile ...
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Why aren't we using the new stackexchange

The profile rollout is gradual across Stack Exchange IIRC
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