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Currently, the Stack Exchange Network Profile links to all the network accounts and acts as a centralized profile page. Seeing that the ability to edit the profile is available from the profile pages of all *.SE sites, I think the ability to edit profiles should be available on that Network Profile page as well.

It will be consistent with the nature of the centralized profile page and will better the user experience.

EDIT: As the current Network profile, is actually the oldest profile on the Network, providing an edit option on the Network profile which links to the oldest profile edit page, would be one way to implement this.

  • You wouldn't be editing a network profile (no such thing exists), you'd be editing the profile of your oldest user on the network, so presenting it as a network-wide edit would be a very disingenuous representation of what's happening. Linking you to the oldest profile to edit...that I could definitely see happening. – Nick Craver Jun 5 '13 at 1:20
  • @NickCraver If I understand this correctly, all profiles across the network get synced with the main/oldest profile once in 24 hours. Is that correct? In which case, the oldest profile, serves as the network profile. Then, yes, clicking edit on the network profile page should/could take you to the oldest profile for editing. Or you could actually make the network profile work like a network profile and reverse sync it. All profiles get synced with whats on the Network page. – asheeshr Jun 5 '13 at 4:07
  • No such sync happens, no...you press a button if you want them syced on the edit page. We allow you to have every profile be different, sycning is entirely optional and not automated at all. – Nick Craver Jun 5 '13 at 10:19
  • @NickCraver Is there any FAQ that explains/documents the profile behavior? It appears that I am a little out of depth here. – asheeshr Jun 5 '13 at 11:21
  • @Nick aren't there plans for such network wide profile though? I'm almost sure that I saw someone say something on this a while ago. – Shadow Jun 11 '13 at 6:32
  • @ShaWizDowArd I've never heard of such a discussion internally...would be news to me. Asheesh - I'm sure there is on meta, but I'd post a question here asking for it to be added to the new help center and see what people think - that was my delay on answering that comment :) – Nick Craver Jun 11 '13 at 11:35
  • @Nick hmm... OK guess you know better than me, lol! :) – Shadow Jun 11 '13 at 11:41

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