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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, does not make it egregious hate speech. So this is fine (or at least, not deserving of moderator action). You can, of course, discuss it with the user yourself and ...


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(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 scheduling algorithm is any more sophisticated than "what site do we feel like working on today?"). There is/was a list of sites which have had the update and those ...


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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 that. What can we do? By SE policy (cf. e.g. this and this), you can pretty much link to anything you want in your profile as long as it's not egregious hate ...


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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, images, text... as long as they stick with two guidelines: It should be SFW, and has to be non-offensive to people. This means: No naked pictures, but a picture of ...


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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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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 method, which counts views on the following: Questions Non-deleted only Answers - Views of the parent question for answers that are: ...


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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.SO post for more details.


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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) and select Stack Exchange employees with privileged access can also view the information you enter there. So it's not just you. But site members at large cannot....


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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 collapse of lies and the emergence of truth a bad thing, let alone anything resembling hateful speech? In physics, we are always after the pursuit of truths ...


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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 and questions have their own tab and comments can be found in "all actions" tab.


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Removed, and thank you for bringing that to our attention. You could also have flagged any of the user's posts and used the custom reason to explain the problem.


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This is detailed in several questions on Meta Stack Overflow, for example this one. In general, the way to hide personal information is simply by not entering that information in the first place. Most fields of the profile are optional, so you enter only what you want people to see. The email address is one of several exceptions. Your email address will ...


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dmckee's answer is correct, but note that if you want to see UTC time, you can go to the achivements tab:


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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. this meta post), regardless of your reputation. For more info, see How do I change my profile picture, or avatar?. Quoting the relevant part, How do I change my ...


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All Stack Exchange sites run on UTC.


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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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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 important to you.


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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. The community tends to vote down overt self-promotion and flag it as spam. Post good, relevant answers, and if some (but not all) happen to be about your ...


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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 account then it reverts to the hash of your IP address. In that case, if you want the old picture you need to re-log in from your old IP, save the picture, and put ...


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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 every SE user ever is active would be an excessive load for the Stack Exchange servers.) As such, it is expected to be an imperfect measure. If you observe large ...


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Not an answer, but can't include an image in Comments... It's even more extreme on my screen:


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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 or Urs Schreiber to name a few) alongside crackpots? What's your criteria for judging this? It's entirely possible someone believes in some non-stream ideas; ...


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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 profile picture is stored on Stack Exchange servers, you go to your profile, click "Edit Profile & Settings" then "Change picture" If your profile picture ...


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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 from the StackExchange Android App has been open since October 2013. It's unclear what you mean by 'settings'. On the desktop site, going to your profile > ...


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The profile rollout is gradual across Stack Exchange IIRC


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