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I've just noticed some new fields when editing my profile. Filling them in doesn't seem to display anything so do they have any use or is this a feature in progress?

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Uh-oh. I hope this doesn't ruin my favorite Meta answer of all time: "Stack Overflow is not a social networking site!" –  Cody Gray Aug 18 '11 at 8:18
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@Cody Actually I think this would help with that. With links available in profiles, they should stop asking for social features here, right? –  John Aug 20 '11 at 13:36
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Update for anyone wondering... sometime after this question was posted, these fields have vanished from the profile edit form. –  ckittel Aug 25 '11 at 20:51
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Now you tell me. I moved all my contact info to those fields ^^ –  James Poulson Aug 26 '11 at 10:26
    
@Cody: Don't worry, if the whole of the web goes social the internet will go sentient and we will absorbed into an electronic overmind. –  James Poulson Aug 26 '11 at 10:27
    
@James: From what I've seen of "social networking", that's not a real big concern. There's nothing remotely "sentient" about it. –  Cody Gray Aug 26 '11 at 16:34
    
I'll have to agree with you on that :D –  James Poulson Aug 27 '11 at 8:56
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*poke* I was just reminded by this related feature request that these fields had existed. I think they were removed not long after being added. Has the idea been discarded, or is it still ?

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