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My first involvement in SE was to join math.SE, and I wrote a profile sentence about mathematics in my life. I've since joined numerous other SE communities, and in each one my profile is automatically copied from math.SE, rather than from my (obviously more generic) Network Profile. Is this the result of a preference setting somewhere, or am I doomed to erase my mathematical profile every time I join a SE community forevermore?

As this has been asked before, I am invited to click “That solved my problem!” — but the problem is still there. As suggested in answer to the old question, I'll change the “bug” tag to “feature-request”; and also ask why, by design, the oldest profile outranks the network profile.

marked as duplicate by Shadow The Dragon Wizard, Rory Alsop, Rand al'Thor, Monica Cellio feature-request Dec 19 '17 at 2:47

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    So, what you really want is a way to set which profile is your "master" profile? – Catija Dec 18 '17 at 22:32
  • That's a fair way to put it, yes. – Anton Sherwood Dec 18 '17 at 22:35
  • Unless the last part – “why, by design, the oldest profile outranks the network profile” – has been asked and answered, this is not a duplicate. – Anton Sherwood Dec 19 '17 at 9:29