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Just noticed the "report this profile" link in any profile page, which is nice.

However, can't see any reason why someone would need to report his/her own profile.

Can this link be removed when viewing own profile please?

  • Could be another way of contacting the team for account issues without having to flag one of your posts? – Troyen Oct 29 '14 at 19:34
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    @Troyen You can just hit up "contact us" directly. No need to "report" a profile. – Adam Lear Oct 29 '14 at 19:38
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    Thanks, now I have to create a sock to report my own profile :( – rene Oct 29 '14 at 19:56
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    @rene or ask in the Tavern, I'm sure lots of people would love to comply! :D – Shadow The Princess Wizard Oct 29 '14 at 20:22
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    Well, I've done some pretty dubious things, So much so I did consider reporting myself once. I'd say leave it there for now, you never know... – James Oct 29 '14 at 21:22
  • @rene I will save you the trouble, am going to report your profile. – Infinite Recursion Oct 30 '14 at 8:05
  • I sense some rage quitters/new users with questions heavily downvoted/users with personal grudge against others who closed their questions, already planning to abuse this feature. – DroidDev Oct 30 '14 at 9:18
  • @DroidDev yeah, that's most likely the reason why they didn't do it until now, and if that will indeed happen too much, guess they'll throw this feature away. (or put a reputation threshold, like flagging) – Shadow The Princess Wizard Oct 30 '14 at 11:48
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This will be fixed in the next deploy.

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    By the way, what led to this feature? Any specific event or meta request or just something that was planned for a while? – Shadow The Princess Wizard Oct 29 '14 at 20:23
  • @cVplZ not sure, not a trace of official response there. But who knows... :) – Shadow The Princess Wizard Oct 30 '14 at 0:18
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    @ShadowWizard long standing request. We don't want a reporting spree, and we're not sure the feature as is is adequate. Thus the soft launch as we see how this version is used. – Kevin Montrose Oct 30 '14 at 2:27
  • Thanks @Kevin. Do anyone from the team is planning to post some official response somewhere, or can I add what you said to my unofficial answer? – Shadow The Princess Wizard Oct 30 '14 at 8:00
  • And now it's gone? – Shadow The Princess Wizard Nov 9 '14 at 12:49
  • Yes, it's gone @ShadowWizard. We didn't make a big deal out of announcing it because it was experimental. Only a very, very small percentage of reports were actually for what we intended (offensive avatars, display names, or "about me" sections), and the rest were either non-issues or should have been flags on posts instead. – Laura Nov 10 '14 at 19:55

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