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Make clear which profile data is visible to whom
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When editing my user profile (name, date of birth, etc.), how can I tell which information can be seen by other users (publicly visible) and what is only used by the system (and how it's used)?

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marked as duplicate by Martijn Pieters, Toon Krijthe, jonsca, Arjan, ChrisF Oct 7 '12 at 11:25

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@MartijnPieters Not really a duplicate, the question you point out is a feature request about making it crystal clear what the private (or better mod only) fields are, and there isn't an answer there similar to Anna's that outlines which fields are publicly visible and which are not. Very closely related, but not a duplicate. –  Yannis Oct 7 '12 at 8:09
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@YannisRizos: Perhaps; it is at the very least related. :-) –  Martijn Pieters Oct 7 '12 at 8:10
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The easiest way is to open up your profile in an incognito browser session.

Things that are visible to everybody:

  • website
  • location
  • age
  • how old your account is
  • when you were last on the site
  • how many times someone viewed your profile
  • the "About me" section

Things visible to diamond moderators only:

  • real name*
  • email*
  • how many days you visited the site (and your current consecutive visits streak)
  • your IP address*
  • all the names you used in the last 90 days

*mods have to click a link to see this information, the act of which is also logged.

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I assume moderators can also see the calendar when clicking the value of "visited"? –  Arjan Oct 7 '12 at 9:35
    
@Arjan Yes. Or at least it works for me and I hope it's not an employee quirk. :) –  Anna Lear Oct 7 '12 at 16:17
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