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    I am curious as to why people visit member's forum profiles. What are they expecting to find exactly?

    Asking because occasionally I look at my own sparse profile and it is rather odd to see who is in the "recent visitors" log - not who I would expect (a very short list though this is).



    When I look at someone else's profile it is in search of a specific thread or topic, though I don't do this often.


    As noted, just curious.

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    Quote: When I look at someone else's profile it is in search of a specific thread or topic, though I don't do this often.

    Perhaps that's just what everyone else is doing?

    They also potentially tend to look to see whereabouts in the world members might be for Classified Ad items for example. Some members have that information on their profile, so that it appears on their avatar, while others don't.

    I believe you currently have an item for sale. Maybe people want to know whereabouts in the world it is? All they know so far is that the price is in US$. Perhaps they want to know if it's located in the US or not?
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    Every time I've ended up on a profile page it's because I accidentally clicked the poster's name instead of the topic or the little arrow for the last post.

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    Yup. Me too.
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    Cool Re: Forum profiles

    1. to find other threads and posts by the same user
    2. other reasons.

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    Sometimes you even get sneaky moderators from other forums checking out what you're writing.
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    Default Re: Forum profiles

    SO tempted to randomly click people's profiles now....

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    Default Re: Forum profiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    SO tempted to randomly click people's profiles now....
    Actually, you can go to settings and select who can see what on your profile, so you could go to your Profile Privacy to make it all so that only your friends or contacts can see it if you want.

    You can also make yourself invisible too. I'm not sure whether that means that you don't show up if you visit someone's profile or not.
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    Default Re: Forum profiles

    I've accidentally clicked on peoples profile before. It usually happens when I click to quick when trying to add a "Thanks" to a thread.
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    Some of the old schoolers like to know who you are talking to
    I like to see where you are, and probably what have you posted recently to have an idea of who am I talking to

    Also when something is FS is good to know where it is
    Unix is user-friendly ; it's just picky about who it's friends are -

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    Oh. I usually will look at a profile before I write to someone I don't know during InCoWriMo to give me an idea for topics. This is also why I write something on my own profile. If you hate something you see there, it saves you the trouble of writing (!)

    Otherwise it's usually "Fat Finger Syndrome".

    Surprise! I just visited everybody's profile
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    My problem is trying to click on the title of the thread to open it and instead accidentally hitting the poster's name right below it. It's not easy getting old and having to wear bifocals.

    All the Best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catbert View Post
    Every time I've ended up on a profile page it's because I accidentally clicked the poster's name instead of the topic or the little arrow for the last post.
    Yes. Especially when viewing on a phone.

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    Default Re: Forum profiles

    I'm usually interested to know a little more about the person. Where they are. Hobbies. Personality hints. Stuff like that. That's what the profiles are there for.

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    I used to belong to "that other pen forum" (maybe I still do, but I never found out how to resign). I put many entries in my profile there and suddenly began to get unwanted offers of merchandise and out-and-out scams. Now, I am much more careful about concentrating personal information in a profile. If someone wants to find out more about me, he will have to sift through a pile of posts; something a scammer probably doesn't have the patience for. Sort of like "burning the woods and sifting the ashes".
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    Quote Originally Posted by catbert View Post
    Every time I've ended up on a profile page it's because I accidentally clicked the poster's name instead of the topic or the little arrow for the last post.
    I have done this myself more than once.
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    I've accidentally clicked on profiles -- and accidentally sent friend requests on Facebook (awkward! Didn't notice 'til it was accepted, then wondered... who...? what...?).

    But sometimes I'm curious about the person or want to find his/her postings. In no way do I think that's odd.
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    I click myself. Don't judge.
    "When Men differ in Opinion, both Sides ought equally to have the Advantage of being heard by the Publick;
    and that when Truth and Error have fair Play, the former is always an overmatch for the latter."

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    I clicked you twice just to make sure you noticed...
    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    I click myself. Don't judge.

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    I have to admit that I have clicked... but did not inhale.

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