The "report this profile" link is not visible under any profile page today, has this feature been removed temporarily or for good?

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    Let me guess: it was removed because it was "misused" for stuff that should have been handled by moderators instead. Nov 9, 2014 at 12:23
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    Well, it was never announced officially so guess it was just a failed test. Nov 9, 2014 at 12:48

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It has been removed, as confirmed in this comment by Jay who is a senior Stack Exchange employee:

The feature was intended for flagging a profile that was broadly offensive, but was mostly being used for situations where users should have been flagging a post, or where someone had an issue with a user (spam, suspected downvoting, Etc.) We may bring it back if we think we can target its use better, but it wasn't working as intended.

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    @cVplZ nah, pretty sure they got hundreds of "this user is [something here] handle/nuke/smite him" on totally legit users, with posts they could flag instead. Nov 9, 2014 at 20:13
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    We also got a lot of people flagging profiles that had nothing obviously wrong with them, whose posts didn't seem to be problematic either. Nothing obviously wrong + nothing but the boilerplate email = lots of support time for what seemed to be non-problems.
    – Laura
    Nov 10, 2014 at 19:53

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