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My oldest account on the network is Area 51, followed by Mi Yodeya. I recently filled out the "about me" section on Mi Yodeya (but nowhere else) and did not choose the "update all sites" option because my blurb is pretty specific to that site. I intended to have that blurb on exactly one site. I was surprised tonight to discover that that blurb is now on my network profile, where I see no "edit" link.

Am I stuck with either having a site-specific blurb as my network blurb (because it's my first non-Area-51 site) or rewriting it to be more general? Or is there some way that I can independently edit the network profile? (Or designate a different site as the default?)

This feature request shows that someone else had this problem too, but I'm asking for support, not for a new feature, so I'm asking this separately.

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  • I fear the answer is "you can't, this is not possible". – Shadow The Curly Braced Wizard May 11 '14 at 12:45
  • However since you're a "gold member" of SE, you might get special treatment, if I were you I would email the team asking to manually change the network profile to what I want. Maybe they will do it maybe not, but worth trying IMO. – Shadow The Curly Braced Wizard May 11 '14 at 12:47
  • @ShadowWizard I'm not sure being a moderator makes me a "gold member" in anybody's eyes, but it's worth a shot. Thanks for the suggestion. – Monica Cellio May 11 '14 at 14:49
  • @MonicaCellio I missed you're a mod, lol! Was talking about four 10k+ accounts in the network. :-) – Shadow The Curly Braced Wizard May 11 '14 at 14:51
  • Oh, does 10k mean something to the greater SE community? I mean, on two of those sites 10k is pretty unusual (smaller, lower-rep sites) so it means something there, but SOians would probably just say "yeah, so?". :-) – Monica Cellio May 11 '14 at 14:53
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    I'm pretty sure the network profile just pulls the bio from your oldest account on the network. Not sure why they went with oldest account, versus something like top account. If not personalizing the network profile, at least let us select which site it pulls from. :/ – animuson May 11 '14 at 15:54
  • And apparently Area 51 doesn't count, since that's actually my oldest account but it didn't pull from there. – Monica Cellio May 11 '14 at 16:16
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You can now sync your network profile with any site, not just the oldest. Further, updates are no longer auto-synchronized; the network profile's "about me" only gets updated when you explicitly do so by clicking on the circled link:

"update profile info" link

You can sync to a different site, or even temporarily change the text somewhere, sync, and then restore the text you had on that site. I've got plenty of 101-rep sites with no customization lying around, so I could use one of those to write a custom profile, sync, and then delete it from that site.

It's not a direct "edit" link on the network profile, but it's close enough.

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