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The website used to say "Welcome to StackOverflow. Please set the name and email address.". I looked up and found the similar question below.

SO keeps saying "visit your user page to set your name and email."

I closed that message. But, I didn't get the 'Autobiographer' badge.

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Website is missing. All fields must be filled. –  Ladybug Killer Jul 21 '10 at 11:21
    
Make that an answer @Ladybug so I can upvote it. –  C. Ross Jul 21 '10 at 12:32
    
Thanks, @C. Ross, but keep your points. It's a dupe anyway. I'm just too lazy to search for it (like the OP). –  Ladybug Killer Jul 21 '10 at 12:50
    
@Ladybug OP is inexperienced, not necessarily lazy. –  devinb Jul 21 '10 at 15:22
    
@devinb: Too inexperienced to search? You are kidding, aren't you? –  Ladybug Killer Jul 21 '10 at 17:32
    
@Ladybug As far as the OP knows, this is a site for 'reporting bugs' that they experience. Not necessarily that they should be searching for duplicates. Basically: "Since I've never been to this site before, why would the bug that is specific to me be here already?" A perfectly reasonable reaction from someone who is inexperienced on MSO. –  devinb Jul 21 '10 at 17:37
    
@devinb: Ok, you're kidding. –  Ladybug Killer Jul 21 '10 at 17:48
    
@Ladybug Not this time. –  devinb Jul 21 '10 at 17:52
    
Ok. Does Gravatar matter in getting badge 'Autobiographer'? The message I was getting was just to set the name and email address. After setting the image, I got the autobiographer badge. @Ladybug Killer - At that time, I wanted 'Autobiographer' badge on stackoverflow not MSO. –  Raja Nakka Jul 23 '10 at 9:49
    
@Raja: It doesn't matter where you want it. And the website was missing on SO. Now this is filled and you have the badge. Just do what I say. –  Ladybug Killer Jul 23 '10 at 9:55
    
@Ladybug Killer - I am trying to find the missing piece. I created new account which gave me default values for Email and Real name. The message I am getting again was the message I wrote in my question. Probably, I might have associated this message on my home page with 'Autobiographer' badge(which I know now to completely fill the fields). I might have filled website and Gravatar in order and hence my last comment. –  Raja Nakka Jul 23 '10 at 10:13
    
@Ladybug Killer - Sorry. My first comment should have been "Ok. Does Gravatar matter in getting badge 'Autobiographer'? The message I was getting was just to set the name and email address. After setting the image <bold>and website</bold>, I got the autobiographer badge. @Ladybug Killer - At that time, I wanted 'Autobiographer' badge on stackoverflow not MSO." SO and MSO rocks. –  Raja Nakka Jul 23 '10 at 12:52

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Now you don't need to provide that much info about yourself to get this badge. Yay!

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Compare your profile on Stackoverflow, where you got the badge, with the Meta one... missing webpage, location and age (pretty sure all of them are needed).

BTW, you can easily copy your settings from another site:
go to your profile page you want to change (meta I assume), and select the "accounts" tab middle-right of the page. This shows the "Related Accounts" and a button to copy the profile.

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