Stronger hinting to fill stuff in about me field


(Sam Saffron) #1

I was thinking, if we just added a hyperlink directly underneath your username, it could coerce users to fill in about me sections.

The rules are simple

  • Only shows up when you are looking at your avatar/username
  • And clearly only shows up when its blank
  • Link takes you to your edit profile page

Step 3: Profit, more users in the community have the “about me” section filled.


(J Phani Mahesh) #2

I like this idea. It is kind of tough to get people to fill it otherwise.


(Brentley Jones) #3

An added bonus, they might set their “Name” as well. I’ve invited some people and they sometimes change thier username, but they leave their display name as “bph3”.


(Jeff Atwood) #4

I would rather just eventually have a badge for this, if we ever get back to badging. A scarlet letter next to your name everywhere it appears is pretty severe, that’s like bullying users into completing it.


(Sam Saffron) #5

I think at some point it may be required, perhaps another way is requiring “about me” for trust level 2. I strongly feel that users that have been around for a bit need a nudge to fill it.


(Jeff Atwood) #6

That is a good idea, to make this a req for trust level 3!


(Jeff Atwood) #7

Thinking about this a bit more we would probably need a more explicit reminder of it becomes a requirement for TL2 or 3.


(Eli the Bearded) #8

Probably want to very strongly remind anyone who might be demoted due to requirements changing.

(If that would happen in this scenario.)


(Jeff Atwood) #9

No, that would not happen.