Slightly related: Can flair please show our Stack Exchange username?
My StackExchange profile currently syncs with my "oldest profile", which is Physics.SE. Unfortunately, this means that the physics-specific blurb out there is shown to everyone.
Also, whenever I create a new account, the physics-y profile is copied over.
I had filled in all my details and the one-line bio on Physics and used "copy to all SE accounts". Then I later filled in the Physics-specific bio. It seems that the site the profile was all-site copied from is kept in memory, and new sites just copy from the current version of that site.
I'd like a more intuitive and easy way to manage these profiles. I know profiles aren't a big deal, but currently I have a bunch of Physics-y stuff all over the place. And it's annoying. Also, one important part of a bio is the expertise level, and that's obviously different for each site.
Could we have a better way to manage these profile bios? One idea I could toss out is this:
Have a centralized place to manage these bios. Maybe, just have a single text box with something like this:
SE.com bio here <!-- Site:stackoverflow--> <!-- summary: SO summary here --> SO bio here <!-- Site:physics--> <!-- summary: Phy summary here --> Phy bio here . . . . <!-- Site: alltherest --> <!-- summary: General summary for all the sites not listed above --> Bio for all the sites not listed above
Whenever you save this, the relevant bios are sliced out and copied to each site.
I feel that this will be way better than the "copy to all sites".
Update: now that profile images can be uploaded independent of gravatar, we should be able to selectively sync these across sites as well.