Stack Overflow (and other Stack Exchange sites) include the userid in the public profile, giving public URLs similar to this: https://stackexchange.com/users/2097759/rishi-dua
Unlike Stack Overflow Careers and many other websites providing a more user friendly URL like:
Stack Overflow profiles have now become important for job applications, and people link to their profiles on their portfolios/homepage/visiting card. How about letting users choose public profiles with easy-to-remember URLs like https://stackexchange.com/users/rishirdua or http://users.stackexchange.com/rishirdua?
Is there a reason why Stack Overflow hasn't introduced public profiles without the uid?