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Bug Stretching post profiles

  1. Jul 22, 2011 #1

    Ryan_m_b

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  3. Jul 22, 2011 #2

    ZapperZ

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    The "problem" has been temporarily solved.

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  4. Jul 22, 2011 #3

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    ryan,

    Your take, a form of protest ? My impression: yes...

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  5. Jul 22, 2011 #4

    Ryan_m_b

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    :confused:
     
  6. Jul 22, 2011 #5

    rhody

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    Why would someone add extra extraneous information to their profile in the first place ? If I wanted to be a wiseguy and make a "silent form of protest", I might "doctor" my profile with extra stuff (not invalid, but not necessary either).

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  7. Jul 22, 2011 #6

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    Looks like it was not the total amount of information, but rather that a lot of the information was typed without any space characters. This forced half of the info to be all on a single line, making the member profile field unusually wide:
     
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  8. Jul 22, 2011 #7

    Evo

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    Still, the most recent degree or the degree that you actually work in is sufficient. I do not work in the field in which I got my degree. My company invented things, so they continuously had me in their own private university (they had a huge campus with apartments and the best restaurant in the world) because no one could teach it because it was just invented. It was AT&T Bell Labs during the 70's and 80's, incredible times. Now, I'm into gardening.
     
  9. Jul 22, 2011 #8

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    Agreed. Or go with highest degree attained.

    "English,Latin,philosophy/psychology,..dissertations in Phonetics,Psychoanalysis applied to literatur" just reeks of, uh -- well, it reeks

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  10. Jul 22, 2011 #9

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    Maybe your degree should read "Gardening Physics". :biggrin:
     
  11. Jul 23, 2011 #10

    I like Serena

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    I think the degree should show what you want to communicate to other members.
    Probably it should show what people can expect you to be knowledgeable about and where your affinities are.
    If you have expertise in different fields, even if you're not currently active in it, that is useful information to know for other posters.

    I don't think it's very useful if it's a long list of titles, subjects, incomprehensible abbreviations, or otherwise irrelevant information (such as in the case at hand which includes typos and bad formatting).
     
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