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New profile format: How do we get the “alerts” back?

Should we be able to select the old formatting instead of the "new look" for our profile information?

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I miss how whenever you gained/lost reputation, the little tab on the top right would say a number of how much reputation change there was, and you could click on it for more information. Now all it does is display the timeline.

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I don't think it makes sense to maintain two different profile displays. If you have problems with the new one, why don't you suggest how it can be improved instead? –  hammar Nov 24 '11 at 19:52
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No. Having the look change depending on the profile you're looking at would be massively confusing; it needs to be consistent from person to person. If there's a problem with it you can try to get it changed, but having two totally different pages isn't a good idea. This is the same thing Facebook goes through every time they push a major change -- everybody flips out, people join "1 million users demanding old Facebook" groups, and a week later they've forgotten that the old look ever existed

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I look at my own profile on different SE sites way more often than I look at different users on the same one. Since only some sites are using the new profile I already see inconsistent pages. (But I don't want an option; I want them to fix it. I am the person who asked the question this was linked to.) –  Monica Cellio Nov 24 '11 at 20:43
    
@MonicaCellio Well yes, that's annoying but temporary; eventually all the sites will have the new profile view. A setting that lets people make them inconsistent permanently would be bad –  Michael Mrozek Nov 24 '11 at 21:16
    
Oh, drat -- I thought individual sites were being allowed to take this or not, and had hopes that at least some of mine would keep the more-usable format. –  Monica Cellio Nov 25 '11 at 3:07
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