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According to Emmett, the aggregate Stack Exchange Profile you get on is based on your eldest account, which is most often one's Stack Overflow account.

While we've managed to confirm that, it still hasn't changed the fact that my profile is dull, accurate, and monochromatic green. It should be either cheery and colourful, or horribly inaccurate towards anything that identifies me.

I'd like to request that, in the same vein we can specify which account our chat profile inherits from, that we be allowed to select the profile for our main profile to draw from.

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actually I may be entirely and horribly wrong. I never actually noticed I had an actual profile on The link I gave was for the account association thing I think, I'm actually not sure if it works the same way. – Brandon Mar 4 '11 at 22:17
@Brandon It doesn't, because my Stack Overflow account is my lowest reputation account above 200. – Grace Note Mar 4 '11 at 22:17
Your profiles need more lasers. – XMLbog Mar 4 '11 at 22:23
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The SE network profile now shows which profile it's inheriting from (it's your oldest one).

You can click a link to re-sync your profile, after which it's cached for another 24 hours. The link only appears when you're viewing your own profile and logged into

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We aren't planning on adding the ability to set your "base" profile at the moment, but the future of the network profile page isn't set in stone, so this is [status-deferred] for now.

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One and a half year later, is there any movement on this? – Raphael Oct 25 '12 at 8:06
Another 1.5 years. Any good news? Please? – Noein Apr 15 '14 at 6:53

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