When visiting my edit profile page from stackoverflow and click 'Copy Profile to all Stack Exchange network accounts' without making any changes I receive the following error:

Oops! There was a problem updating your profile: temporary error updating your profile -- please try again!

Reproduced multiple times in

  • Chrome 15.0.874.120 m
  • FireFox 8.0

After changed - even a single character - It works as expected.

I think it should just do nothing on the back-ground and say it was succesfull - or display an notice that you havn't made any changes.

  • Didn't happen to me. Probably was temporary glitch. Nov 23 '11 at 12:08
  • I have tried this multiple times - and was able to reproduce this every time. Even right now whilst writing this comment. Nov 23 '11 at 12:12
  • Have you tried with other browser? After changing something? Nov 23 '11 at 12:14
  • Updated my original post. Nov 23 '11 at 12:20
  • Hmm.. so guess moderator/developer will have to look into the error logs and see what happened. Nov 23 '11 at 12:26
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    Repeatedly reproduced in Chrome ∞. It fails unless I've made a change to the form information before submitting. If I save a change to the current site, then go back and try to copy these changes to the other sites without making new changes, it will fail.
    – Jeremy
    Nov 25 '11 at 8:40
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    This issue also occurs if you save a profile edit on for example stackoverflow and then go back to the page to copy it to all your other network accounts. Nov 28 '11 at 20:31

It's likely you just need to not be so fast.


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