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The "Save And Copy Profile To All Stack Exchange Accounts" button is quite useful for users with many accounts across the Stack Exchange network. However, many users have profiles on certain sites that intentionally differ from the rest of the network, such as their username on Meta Stack Overflow. Can someone add an option to allow copying the profile to all Stack Exchange accounts except for selected sites?

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Can someone explain the downvote? –  DragonLord the Fiery Jun 28 '12 at 1:04
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I would like to see this exclude the profiles of my choice - for example, I like to have my xbox gamertag in my Arqade profile, and my French profile is in French. Would like to have those exempt from the copy to all function, myself. –  abby hairboat Jun 28 '12 at 1:16
    
"For fun" is kind of a poor motivation for a feature request. I'd personally recommend reframing the proposal along the lines of what @Abby's suggesting - "Allow me to select the sites to copy my profile to." –  Tim Stone Jun 28 '12 at 1:18
    
Question edited to address these concerns. –  DragonLord the Fiery Jun 28 '12 at 1:21
    
I'd skip my Area 51 profile myself. Doing "copy to all" always resets the contact email I use there and it's annoying. –  Anna Lear Jun 28 '12 at 1:27
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Iv'e been thinking about requesting this for a long time. I'd like to exclude my UX, Gaming and Cogsci ones so I could personalize each a bit mroe than the rest need –  Ben Brocka Jun 28 '12 at 1:44
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I have a different profile for MSO, chem.SE, and Physics. Which is why I made this related proposal. Not really a dupe, but it's a apossible solution to your problem. –  Manishearth Jun 28 '12 at 4:46
    
On the flip side, it would be nice to be able to edit one field and copy that one field to all sites. I just moved and it was a pain to update my city of residence on every site w/o updating "About Me". I ended up opening all profiles in tabs and trying to restore the unedited "About Me" for each, which didn't really work. –  Mu Mind Sep 17 '12 at 1:08
    
Excluding all sites would be nice. I have no desire to update all sites at once. –  Liam William Mar 31 at 17:37

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Personally, I think this is a great idea. I'd like to expand on my comment above. I would want to see this feature do one (or preferably both) of two things:

  • Allow me to exclude certain sites from "Save and Copy to All", so that the profiles I choose will remain untouched until I edit them manually;
  • Allow me to exclude certain profile fields from "Save and Copy to All", so that I can change, for example, just my display name and contact email across all sites but leave my About Me box (where most of the things I have customized for individual sites live) untouched.

This would eliminate a lot of the pain points that arise when copying profiles, I believe.

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So how about convincing your colleagues to do this? The first one is what I really want as a first step: copy my profile to all >100 sites except to French Language where I don't want to overwrite the French About Me box. –  Gilles Jun 15 at 10:41
    
@Gilles: Stay tuned! –  abby hairboat Jul 10 at 2:54

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