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I notice that linked Stack Exchange 2.0 accounts all look the same in the accounts tab of a user's profile. I understand that all SE sites in beta look the same, but can anything be done to make the accounts tab in the user profile more useable?

Screenshot of what I'm talking about:

http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/377/seflair.png

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    It's because all the beta sites share the same icon. If the site takes off it will get it's own icon.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Jul 20, 2010 at 19:41
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    @ChrisF: I understand why it's happening, I'm just wondering if anything can be done to make it clearer.
    – Kip
    Jul 20, 2010 at 19:46
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    Sorry - that will be me skim reading posts again.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Jul 20, 2010 at 23:06
  • Now that the betas have unique favicons, this question makes no sense. Voting to close as too localized.
    – Pops
    Oct 19, 2010 at 17:48
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    +1 to this request for better differentiation on the linked accounts page. Even with unique favicons, I still have to stare at the tiny icon and try to decipher it, or (more likely) roll over the link to see the URL its pointing to.
    – BradC
    Oct 19, 2010 at 18:25

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Next to each "Related account" flair, it spells out the name of each site:

  • Copy Profile from Web Apps
  • Copy Profile from Gaming
  • Copy Profile from Webmasters
  • Copy Profile from Cooking
  • ...etc.

Is that missing from your Accounts tab?

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    That's only going to apply when looking at your own. If I, or anyone besides Kip, were to look at Kip's profile, we would need to hover over the link and read the URL to know which one it corresponds to.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Jul 21, 2010 at 16:16
  • To be more precise, that only shows up for your own account OR if you're a diamond mod. @Grace
    – mmyers
    Jul 21, 2010 at 16:23
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    You guys get to force-copy our profiles, @mmyers? Does that mean you also see our unassociated but same OpenID accounts, too?
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Jul 21, 2010 at 16:26
  • @Grace Note: Yep, that too. Since we can edit any part of your profile anyway, that's really just a convenience.
    – mmyers
    Jul 21, 2010 at 16:28
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    Interesting, @mmyers. I learn something new about the system every day.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Jul 21, 2010 at 16:29
  • @Grace Note: Ah, yes. You would not see the name on other people's accounts. In that case, I cannot see any downside to including the full site name next to the flair list. Jul 21, 2010 at 16:33
  • @RobertCartaino: yes, those links show up in my own profile, but not when i view others' profiles. (i took the screenshot in chrome's porn mode because i didn't want to single out another user.)
    – Kip
    Jul 21, 2010 at 19:27
  • I don't see these links. Have they been removed since the above answer was posted?
    – BradC
    Oct 19, 2010 at 18:25

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