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I think it would be a very useful feature to see my profile as others see it on Stack Overflow. Perhaps in the form of a "Public profile" button on the user page that would allow me to see my profile as others see it.

Ive seen some questions related to this for the careers stack overflow site, but I dont use that one. (yet) LinkedIn has a button that shows your public profile, but I dont see anything like that here.

One of several motivations would be, for example: I have my email address on there, can others see it? Sure I could just remove it if I didnt want others to see it. Also, when I look at other users, I see their % acccept rate but I dont see that for myself.

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No such option is built into the system yet, I would support a request to add such option instead of having to use another browser session or private mode etc which I consider not so elegant hack. –  Shadow Wizard May 3 '12 at 13:40
    
Ok, how do I create such a request? Would it be enough to add/change this question's tag to feature-request? –  Brady May 3 '12 at 13:42
    
Yes indeed, just edit your question explaining you want such thing possible from within the site, for example "view my public profile" link somewhere and change the support tag to feature-request, or start brand new question for this. –  Shadow Wizard May 3 '12 at 13:45
    
@ShaDowWizArd I edited the original question to make it a feature-request Thanks! –  Brady May 3 '12 at 14:03
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Yes please, if only as a workaround for Make clear which profile data is visible to whom. –  Arjan May 3 '12 at 16:00
    
@random, why did you change the tag from feature-request to support? –  Brady May 20 '12 at 7:02
    
@Arjan, its Brady, not Brandy :) I originally asked the question as a support request, and as can be seen in previous comments, I was requested to make a feature-request, which I did. Now @random changed it to support again, so obviously Im a bit confused. I see your point about the title, but it was due to the history of the question. I'll edit the post now, thanks. –  Brady May 20 '12 at 10:24
    
Despite the retag it was written as support –  random May 20 '12 at 14:18

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How do I see my profile as others see it on Stack Overflow?

Simply open up a browser in private browsing mode (firefox) or incognito mode (chome) and navigate to your profile (without logging in of course).

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I have my email address on there, can others see it?

No - only you can see it and moderators/dev's can see it for the purpose of contacting you should there be some problems with your account.

Is that (accept rate) something only other people see?

Short answer - You accept rate will only appear once you have four questions posted and it'll also only appear on your questions.
Long answer - See here for an indepth explanation (thanks to @sha-dow-wiz-ard for the reference).

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ok, thanks. Opening another browser seems like a work-around though. –  Brady May 3 '12 at 13:38
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That's the best way to see anything as a public user. –  Lix May 3 '12 at 13:39
    
Uggg, I think I'll have to change that pic! :) Thanks! –  Brady May 3 '12 at 13:43
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As for accept rate it's more complicated than that (e.g. even if you have 20 questions but less than four with answers you won't have visible accept rate) it's explained very clearly here :) –  Shadow Wizard May 3 '12 at 13:43
    
@Lix, I just un-accepted your answer as it was suggested that accepting an answer may affect them actually implementing the feature-request. meta.stackexchange.com/q/133080/184933 –  Brady May 19 '12 at 21:08
    
Nice to know about that accept rate view , after 4 question. –  Lucifer May 20 '12 at 2:37

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