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What information should be displayed on a network profile?
I want to design a network profile (and then possibly implement it). There was already discussion about that in Community dropdown and profile information, Understanding how posts were possibly received by the community --- network wide and there is an issue with when single site accounts should be created and a discussion about user preferences.
Here I want to present my thoughts on the network profile and ask you for your feedback on them. What would you like to have on a network profile?
Ways to access the network profile: from each site profile and from codidact.com/users/12345
Available tabs when it's another user: Profile, Activity, Vote Summary (as in the site profile)
Additional available tabs when it's me: Account, Edit, Preferences
Content of the Profile tab: top-left: a free text field and some links like for the site profile, below a list/table of all communities where the user has an account with links to their site profiles and statistics (number of questions, answers, edits, votes, reputation). Possibly sortable by name of community or stats mentioned above. On the right side the avatar and a summary (total number of questions, answers, edits, comments, votes across the whole network).
Content of the Activity tab: same as for the site profiles only with content from all sites of course
Content of the Vote Summary tab: same as for the site profiles only with content from all sites of course
Content of the Account tab: I'm not sure, do we have site specific accounts here or is there only a network wide account, if so, that Account tab should vanish from the site profiles and only appear on the network profile
Content of the Edit tab: I'm not sure, do we have the ability to have a different profile for each site?, if yes, maybe we could use the network profile as a way to copy text quickly to all site profiles if needed, but do we really need a unique profile text section/avatar for each site? If it's not unique, it should be moved from the site profile to the network profile.
Content of the Preferences tab: The site profiles' preferences tabs have network preferences and local community preferences. Simply split them and put the network preferences on the network profile's preferences tab.
Some questions I asked myself while designing this:
- Do Activity and Vote Summary need to be separate tabs? One could call it History instead and then have filters and sorting on it or expand the number of tabs into a larger list (questions, answers, ...).
- Do you need to have a profile page text and avatar image that is specific for each community? Why not, I'd say, but then with potentially tens of communities this might be a nightmare to manage.
- Is there one account (email/password) for the whole network or one account for each site?
- What else would be nice?
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