Like the Facebook profile URL, LinkedIn URL, can we have a URL at Stack Overflow? Maybe it can be a good addition to a resume!
I don't get it. What is wrong with:
You already have a profile url:
If you don't like the "faiz" part (perhaps you want to show your real name for resume purposes), you can put anything you want after that last "/" character to share around. The important part is the ID. For example, this works just fine:
Clean url to SO account for external linking?
The url is
The uid is fixed, and will never change for a given account. Anything can be placed after the uid - SO ignores it.
Customized URLs beyond that are not currently possible because everything on SO is tied to the UID, not the username, and there may in fact be several "John F" in the system. To implement something like this would require a system like the Careers website, where you have to reserve your URL.
While technically possible, there is no compelling reason (yet) why the current UID system won't meet everyone's needs.
Well, you can use the StackExchange short URL form. This will automatically redirect to the user profile.
If you want something that looks good on the resume or business card, then you can always use your own domain (if you have one). For example, something like this:
The question and comments appear to ask that:
automatically redirect to:
The technical cost of the request is trivial, but it brings up philosophy. Some will resist violently: accommodating users wanting different values from Stack Overflow costs ego.
Expect no change this decade.
Why yet another profile? If I could link my Twitter Account and maybe integrate my LinkedIn and/or Facebook account, that could be a much better idea. (And with integration I mean more than just linking to it). I think I have profiles on about 10 sites now, and most are not up-to-date because I see no point in 10 sites asking for a profile.