When looking at the network profile of user Valorum, I notice that they have 300k rep on SciFi.SE, but it doesn't show up on their accounts tab.

Even stranger, if you go to their profile on Literature.SE, the communities sidebar doesn't list SciFi and their profile on SciFi.SE doesn't list any other sites. Here are some photos because my English is lacking.

Sidebar of SciFi profile:

Sidebar of SciFi.SE profile

SideBar of Literature profile:

Sidebar of Literature profile

Network Profile:

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Why did this happen? Is it just me? Is this a bug? I don't think it's caching. The system had plenty of time.

  • the profile on lit.se is because they have choose to hide the communities – Optimus Prime Oct 12 '17 at 5:07
  • @redhand Thanks, I didn't know you could do that. Does that also explain the network profile? – jkd Oct 12 '17 at 5:09
  • @jakekimdsΨ I don't think they can hide it in se.com but I am not sure – Optimus Prime Oct 12 '17 at 5:11
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    @Pang If you go to the questions tab on their Network Profile, you can see questions from both lit and scifi. – jkd Oct 12 '17 at 5:13
  • @Pang that is not necessary. go to the posts from n/w profile – Optimus Prime Oct 12 '17 at 5:16
  • @Pang sure, although redhand explained the part about the communities not appearing in the sidebar. – jkd Oct 12 '17 at 5:21
  • lol the way you type "literature" is "lit" a* – gagantous Oct 12 '17 at 5:50
  • They could have created two independent accounts, or marked their SFF profile as hidden. – muru Oct 12 '17 at 5:57
  • Also, unrelatedly, while there's no risk that anyone but an extreme oldtimer would get confused.... I was like "Wait, why is there someone with a CHAOS symbol" when I saw your username – Journeyman Geek Oct 13 '17 at 1:07
  • @JourneymanGeek - It occurs to me that it's a bit bloody pointless being able to hide communities if it's acceptable for someone to ask on Meta why a particular user is hiding those communities and for a mod to to then explain that they're hiding them. – Richard Mar 30 '19 at 17:42

You can choose to hide specific communities from your network profile for various reasons. He has chosen to hide SFF.

As per the blurb for the page

Hiding a community means other users will not see it in your Communities list or Top Network Posts. It does not, however, mean your activity is private.

So it means that if there's a ponies.stackexchange.com, and its hidden, people won't see it in your communities list, but someone who's a fellow user on the site will see you there.

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  • Questions from SciFi.SE still show up on his Top Network Questions/Answers. I don't know if that's the same thing as Top Network Posts though, – jkd Oct 12 '17 at 6:03
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    @jakekimdsΨ that is actually kind of a bug which annoys many people. – Shadow 10 Years Wizard Oct 12 '17 at 7:15
  • @jakekimdsΨ posts from hidden communities are hidden from the “Top Network Posts” on site profiles, but not the network profile. See meta.stackexchange.com/q/277279/307988 – Cai Oct 12 '17 at 7:17

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