Profile in question.

This guy's bio contains the following:

programmers.SE, where 2/3 of all questions are summarily closed.

Why am I here? I like to piss off twits. Does that make you mad?

What do we do with that? That is trolling in my opinion...


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    Oh Eddie! Don't worry about him, he's crazy ;P
    – yannis
    May 13, 2012 at 18:44
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    Well, it would probably help to not fall into his trap and in some sense vindicating his point.
    – JohnMcG
    May 14, 2012 at 14:44
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    I totally upvoted this question :P May 18, 2012 at 22:57
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    I think it's the impression that many people get. Me included. This site is over-moderated.
    – LukeP
    Jun 11, 2012 at 22:08

2 Answers 2


I went browsing Meta SO for any profile rules, and it appears there really aren't any. A user's profile is a reflection of the user, not a reflection of the site.

You can put pretty much anything in there, even profanity, although since it is a reflection of the you, you may want to consider carefully what you put in there.

Rules for Profiles?

Generally speaking, your profile is (to an extent) fair game, as it is a reflection of you as a person, not the site as a whole.

Self-promotion, your e-mail address, humor, (if you know HTML) imagery and even the f-bomb are allowed there.

There are reasonable limitations for all of those, but generally speaking, unless you're a hard-core spammer or you put something truly offensive / crazy in there (like hate speech or pornography), you'll be OK.


The person is known to us.

However, the profile is where a user can say (almost) what they like and this doesn't come anywhere close to crossing that line.

I'd just ignore it - most people don't view user profiles anyway.

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