Please take a look on this profile:

Now other profile, on same site:

Both have no posts. Why one showing the "Keeping a low profile" message, while the other is not?

My first impression was that maybe having no posts and no badges trigger the low profile message, however this user disproves that theory - got a badge, yet the low profile message is there.

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    The one who "has not asked or answered any questions" has a few top tags with 1 post and -3 score. So he/she has a deleted post. – ff524 Nov 26 '15 at 7:53
  • @ff524 thanks, however I'm 100% sure this user also has at least one deleted post, yet it's showing the "low profile" message. So this might be caching issue, as always. – Shadow Keeps Social Distance Nov 26 '15 at 8:05

Led by this comment, I think I solved the mystery. The "Keeping a low profile" appears when the user has no posts, and did not participate in any tags.

For example, that second user used in my example has "participated" in tags:

All of these for a single answer, which was deleted two hours ago:

When the tag score calculation will run, those tags will be nuked from the user's profile and "Keeping a low profile" will appear. However, this might take days, even weeks on sites like Stack Overflow as reported two and half years ago, and not yet fixed: Tag scores have not updated; script did not run

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