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I just copied my profile from SO to meta. I had not given a date of birth in SO but I had entered date for meta.

After copying my profile in meta has correct information in other fields but the age field. I was expecting that the age field would be empty because it was empty in SO.

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Actually, this appears to occur for any empty field. I tested it with my location, it probably would occur likewise for the other fields. I would guess that copying only actually transfers information which is there to transfer, it won't blank out information you've entered. – Grace Note May 3 '10 at 18:42
I'm assuming this is by-design so you don't unexpectedly lose information. – Jon Seigel May 3 '10 at 18:48
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As the comments have suggested, only fields that contain actual data will be copied. It will not blank out existing data.

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this is correct -- it only copies actual data not nulls. From the user's perspective that would be a DELETE! – Jeff Atwood May 4 '10 at 7:45

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