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Allow users to link more than one website in their profile. [duplicate]

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Closed as duplicate by Canina‭ on Sep 17, 2020 at 08:30

This question has been addressed elsewhere. See: More social media/online communities to link to profile.

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Currently, users can only add their twitter handle and one other website to their profile. I find this kind of limiting since someone might want to add more to their profile. Say for instance they want to put a link to both their blog and their professional website; right now, they have no way of doing so (outside of putting it in the info box).

Could we have the option to link more than one website in our profile?

EDIT:

In response to "there is no problem to solve here."

Does a feature request have to solve a problem? Can't a requested feature be, you know, just to make things better/simpler/more convenient?

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Let's talk about design.

Clearly we wouldn't want to allow any number of links, because having a thousand links would break the layout in some way. Unless we put it behind a "show more" control of some sort when we reach the "too many to lay out reasonably" point, wherever that is (and it's probably different on phones and desktops).

At the other end of the spectrum, we currently only allow one, plus a Twitter handle. (The wireframe for the profile page also shows a GitHub link.) We've been thinking about this as "provider + link", like Twitter ID, personal web site, etc. (I think that's how the database schema is set up, but I'm not sure.) Individual communities might want to add relevant "providers", like maybe a science community would have a place to add an ArXiv author page.

Do we need multiple arbitrary links -- that is, should the cardinality of "web site" be higher than 1? Or do we need more types of links, and if so which ones?

I'm not expressing an opinion here. How we would design it depends on the answers to these questions. So before we add anything we'd need to figure out what need we're trying to address.

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As you say:

they have no way of doing so (outside of putting it in the info box)

Since you can put any links you want within your arbitrary info text, there is no problem to solve here.

You can look at my profile as an example of this in action. I included a link to my resume in the info text. It was easy to do.

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