Slightly related: Can flair please show our Stack Exchange username?
Related: Allow "Save And Copy Profile To All Stack Exchange Accounts" to exclude selected sites
My StackExchange profile currently syncs with my "oldest profile", which is Physics.SE. Unfortunately, this means that the physics-specific blurb out there is shown to everyone.
Also, whenever I create a new account, the physics-y profile is copied over.
I had filled in all my details and the one-line bio on Physics and used "copy to all SE accounts". Then I later filled in the Physics-specific bio. It seems that the site the profile was all-site copied from is kept in memory, and new sites just copy from the current version of that site.
I'd like a more intuitive and easy way to manage these profiles. I know profiles aren't a big deal, but currently I have a bunch of Physics-y stuff all over the place. And it's annoying. Also, one important part of a bio is the expertise level, and that's obviously different for each site.
Could we have a better way to manage these profile bios? One idea I could toss out is this:
Have a centralized place to manage these bios. Maybe, just have a single text box with something like this:
SE.com bio here <!-- Site:stackoverflow--> <!-- summary: SO summary here --> SO bio here <!-- Site:physics--> <!-- summary: Phy summary here --> Phy bio here . . . . <!-- Site: alltherest --> <!-- summary: General summary for all the sites not listed above --> Bio for all the sites not listed above
Whenever you save this, the relevant bios are sliced out and copied to each site.
I feel that this will be way better than the "copy to all sites".
Update: now that profile images can be uploaded independent of gravatar, we should be able to selectively sync these across sites as well.