I've wondered about this, as I often look through user profiles, and their cross-site activity. Also since the question was asked, Stack Exchange now has tens of sites, not just three.
Here are some examples I've thought about;
Duathlete — gold medals across two sites
Triathlete — gold medals across three sites
Decathlete — gold medals awarded across ...
I find this page to be very useful - but not for the user-generated content on it. I don't generally pay much attention to the "profile" section, so having links not work isn't really a big deal to me. Additionally, because the profile doesn't update with the rest of the network, it gets out of date and I rarely remember to refresh it manually to match, ...
So like most things in life, this was my fault. Historically we had 2 systems for getting data and never really finished moving to the latter. One of those artifacts came up with some Developer Timeline work that showed us doing an unnecessary HTTP request to the 2.0 API to get your user list for the Communities section of the profile. There's no need for ...
Update: This sort of thing is now impossible...
Please note: there's actually a fairly significant bug with this right now, that results in one of each of the potential behaviors happening depending on whether you're the asker or answerer (one gets source-site rep stripped, the other keeps it). So this is sort of the worst of both worlds. The quick and sane ...
I found a pretty strange coincidence, after having seen @Sha's comment. The network-wide profile of ewwhite has this link:
And yours Server Fault profile has the same id:
This is weird, but could be the reason (and probably someone's else has been also affected)....
Oh, loads of reasons:
the number of times we need to query data for multiple sites at the same time is ridiculously low - like, a fraction of a percent
the per-site data is a natural partition, allowing us to split a whole range of maintenance tasks like backup, indexing, etc
we don't need to include an extra join / filter in every single query
it allows ...
You'd be unwise to ingest an answer that says:
.. in the absence of anything else within the answer to defend that. If the answer is correct, and the assertions it makes are vetted, then it doesn't really matter if it's the real 'Linus' or not :)
If Linus came to the site and posted something that terse, he'd not be well-received. He'd be screaming ...
Update: As of November 13th 2017, all Website fields and links in the "About Me" profile sections are unlinked on stackexchange.com, for all users regardless of their reputation on any site. We can thank the increasing spam activity on the network (a.k.a. The Great Super User Spam Invasion of 2017). So, in other words... this feature request is status-...
Starting today, you can choose which profile to sync to stackexchange.com:
Click the "update link":
Pick a site:
Note that this is a one time copy, not an ongoing sync. If you want to update your profile on stackexchange.com after making changes on your Q&A site of choice, you'll need to repeat this process.
Let me know if you ...
In the interest of getting this resolved, I'll set my embarrassment aside and provide a live example.
In the past, I've had a few questions disassociated from my SO account.
Serialization of RegExp
Can you specify a sub-sequence for a table?
For some reason they still show up on my SE profile:
Before anyone blames caching, these posts were disassociated ...
In my opinion, not much people visit the network profile.
How about something like this in the [Communities] box instead, so whatever site profile you're viewing you will know the impact of the user:
More visibility, more motivation, and little space is required.
What's bad? It's telling people you care about the network you contribute to!
Anyway, if you don't want it to be shown, hide it by going to your profile > Profile tab > Communities section > Edit list and hide it.
I'm sorry it took a little longer than I anticipated but I'm in the 6-8 days range so....
tl;dr; You can't see your flagging history across sites
There is no current functionality on your account (network profile) that let you see all your flags across all sites. As flags are private this info is also not available in the Stack Exchange Data Explorer. ...
The bug with migrations is now fixed...the exclusion of reputation for deleted posts that were migrated away was based on some data that was missing, specifically on answers. We've fixed it so the migration data is generated properly and backfilled the necessary stuff behind the scenes.
The affected users have already received a recalc.
This is bad because it's not a field of expertise one wants to show on profile
I beg to differ. I am proud to contribute so much on Meta Stack Exchange and it means I do something for the good of the whole network of sites.
I don't think the team chose to show it, more likely they saw no reason to hide/remove it and I totally agree with that.
Last two ...
Certainly, this is the answer that should be marked as correct, even without any explanation, even if I have a "No" answer with a lot of explanation, right?
Wrong. That's not what Stack Exchange is for! Explanation is vital for a good answer. And even the most famous developers of systems, and even the inventors of those systems, can be wrong sometimes. If ...
We had one server going a bit crazy with memory (from a competing process) - I've gotten a dump, cycled the issue (to restore production), and will dig into what's causing it first thing tomorrow. Thanks for the report!
The phrase "user profiles" is in quotes there for a reason. We wouldn't ever get rid of the network profile completely. What we want to do is get rid of the concept of logging in or registering on stackexchange.com.
Most people don't realize that they actually have a separate profile there, or that the profile causes us a lot of headaches due to various ...
While this was a pain in the past, a few things have happened that have made this more reasonable to do:
the Stack Exchange API v2.0 added authentication
the WordPress hooks that enable a plugin to meddle in the authentication process have become much more documented, and involve wayyyyyyy less guesswork and pain in figuring out.
We've enabled this on the ...
If you want advanced functionality on our sites, don't block it.
What's the alternative here? we also build a server-side render of the chart, ...
I have created a query to find your definition of universal geniuses, which is available here.
The query basically loops through all available databases (excluding meta sites where user reputation is the same as on its corresponding site) and picks users with more than n reputation (default 5000) on at least n different sites (default 2).
It reveals that ...
Profiles on a user's Hidden Communities now hide the link to the network profile for everyone but the user and site moderators. Moderators on other sites will not see the link, but should be able to verify a connection to a user on their own site by following the link to the network profile.
We recently removed hidden communities from the network profile, ...
Sometimes people get a little upset when they get suspended.
I've seen angry mod message replies. Imagine if someone decides he doesn't want his account any more and fills his profile with vulgarities or shock pictures.
It feels like common sense since the point of the suspension is to give the user time to cool down.
It's worth remembering while the blog ...
Your network profile already lists this.
Go to your network profile (there is a link on each of your regular profiles):
Then click Activity, then filter to posts.
I create 3-4 each year, each with a different email
Well, that's part of the problem. We have no way of telling these are all "you".
We already have the notion of a network account - you need to link up all of your different ones together. You can do this via your profile page - click the "my logins" link then "add more logins..." in the popup, then enter ...
Probably! But not very soon.
As it happens, the project lead for this and I we were just discussing the network profile, and for this exact reason - letting people see their aggregate people reached.
We'd like to see this happen, but it's lower priority than getting a bunch of other stuff done, including the CSS updates on other sites, bugfixes, etc. and ...