The user's Profile shows only member for attribute of users. I have seen some users who have last visited in 2009. And still they are member for 3 years and 4 months.

So I thought the profile should have shown the number of visited days which interprets how active (or addicted) the user is.

So My Question is:

Why is the visited number of days in the profile page of other users is not shown to other users?

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    It is a bit of Personalized Information, you can not see the login email too :P
    – Lucifer
    May 14, 2012 at 7:22
  • How can visited number of days is personalised information. And consecutive visited days is not. We are giving badges for it. May 14, 2012 at 7:25

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It's private info. Would you like it if everyone knew exactly what you did when? Yes, one can scrape it via the posts list, but a one-click way to get access to this is excessive. And unnecessary.

So I thought we would have shown number of visited days which interprets how user is active or addicted on network. That's why I wanted to discuss.

It's nobody's business how addicted a user is. To see how active s/he is, check their "activity" tab. Rep tells you long-term activity, the activity tab/rep graph shows short-term activity. I think that's enough for anyone.

We are NOT Facebook. Please don't make us Facebook.

  • How can visited number of days is private information. And consecutive visited days is not. We are giving badges for it. Aren't we? May 14, 2012 at 7:27
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    @SomnathMuluk: Consecutive days visited is private. Check it out on my profile. And, just 'cos you're getting a badge for it doesn't mean that everyone should know how close you are for a badge.. May 14, 2012 at 7:31
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    @SomnathMuluk I confirm "consecutive visited days" is private. The screenshot you see at meta.stackexchange.com/questions/122976/… was one I took from my profile page (I actually photoshop'ed it and removed the email field)
    – VonC
    May 14, 2012 at 8:04
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    @von - you just want to show off your 1000 of 1000 days, don't you? :P
    – Lix
    May 14, 2012 at 8:06
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    @Lix: yup, that was the idea ;)
    – VonC
    May 14, 2012 at 8:09
  • Well, @Somnath has a point in that is not entirely private: you get a badge for exceeding a certain threshold, after which time everyone will know you have at least x consecutive days. However, you could argue that is easy to circumvent: if you don't want people to know, just don't visit SO for a day so you don't get a badge. (If you can ;)
    – Pekka
    May 14, 2012 at 9:13
  • @Pekka: That's just like how many other badges display private data. It's not really tangible. I'm against displaying the whole data. May 14, 2012 at 9:15
  • @Tim so am I. Just saying - he kinda has a point. A small one.
    – Pekka
    May 14, 2012 at 9:20
  • plz no moar Facebook! May 14, 2012 at 18:26

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