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The new profile only seems to work for the people answering the questions, never for the users modifying the questions, or the users who are asking the questions. Is this a bug?

Also, as an aside, how does this new profile drop-down help improve SE. I'm not quite sure masel.

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Does the user in question have anything in his "about" section? AFAIK the drop down is only displayed if you have more than some minimum number of characters there. –  hammar Aug 31 '11 at 23:38

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It works also for who edits a question and for who answers. It appears only for users who entered something in the "About Me" field.
There is also a minimum length size for that text; when the text entered in the "About Me" field is shorter than that value, the drop down doesn't appear. This is what seems to happen, for example, for Saeed Neamati.

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(Note the triangles in lower right of Aleananno's & drm65's icon) There is also a caching issue. I updated my profile here to include the phrase 'Please send waffles' and it was about 24 hours before the system realized my [About Me] section was long enough. –  M. Tibbits Aug 31 '11 at 23:57
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Saeed Neamati doesn't have 1000 rep, which is the minimum for getting the popup. @M.Tibbits That shouldn't happen -- can I assume you're describing something that happened a while ago? I fixed the overly aggressive caching about two days ago. –  balpha Sep 1 '11 at 5:09

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