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Why don't more of you add your story to your Fluther profile?

Asked by Love_my_doggie (9562points) September 19th, 2018

When I read an engaging question or answer from someone I don’t know well, I go to the Jelly’s profile to learn more about him/her. So often, there’s no story to find.

Why don’t more of you give us some information? I’m not asking about identity-theft stuff or anything too personal; privacy is both expected and encouraged. But, a few little facts – general location, hobbies, interests – are nice.

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notsoblond's avatar

Apparently the people who don’t fill out their profile don’t answer questions in meta. ;)

Love_my_doggie's avatar

^^^ Hmm…maybe so.

ragingloli's avatar

Because then I would have to kill you all, and I do not want to work that hard.

raum's avatar

When tasked to describe myself,
I feel rather put on the spot.

I think slowly accumulating an image of someone from their various answers is a more accurate read.

canidmajor's avatar

Just keeping the mystery alive!!! :-)

SergeantQueen's avatar

My current story:
i like to dragon punch people

( ͡° ͜◯ ͡°) CLOWN FIESTA ( ͡° ͜◯ ͡°)


If you are reading this, WAKE UP. You are in a simulation. Don’t you see it? The same responses repeating in chat? Its because the computer only has a set number of lines. Wake up before its too late!
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I will change it later. It will be the first chapter of my autobiography, with identifying details redacted.

janbb's avatar

I agree – it would be nicer if people filled out their story a bit.

ucme's avatar

Never go on profiles, zero interest but if I wanted to know more about anyone here it’s easy to get a broad idea through their posts & any interaction with them, no need for a story at all.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Profiles don’t mean much to me. I’ve seen people who appear as saints on their profiles, act like monsters in open forum, so what’s the point, it’s all a one-sided perspective.

And people also tend to judge you on that information, as well as a real picture. Trust me, I’ve tried it all just to see reactions from a psych point of view.

ucme's avatar

I mean yeah, it’s not a fucking dating site, keep ya fake shit to yourselves :D
All my profile says is lyrics to a madness song…Baggy Trousers.

rojo's avatar

^^ Are you available Saturday @ucme ?

ucme's avatar

Considering @rojo I stipulated a “fucking” dating site, then no, i’m washing my hair that night.

flo's avatar

Without the profile detail —> less bias in answers. Imagine challenging a jelly who says in profile that he/she has a PhD, one example.

Demosthenes's avatar

I used to have more information about me in there, but I don’t like to summarize myself. I see other sites where you click on a profile and it has political labels, sexuality labels, racial labels…eh…some of those things I can’t even label too easily. I’d rather people just get to know me through posts. And I will then leave the “story” section to a quote or line or saying that I like.

Caravanfan's avatar

Because I prefer posting lyrics for Caravan songs, since I am a Caravan fan.

MrGrimm888's avatar

If a jelly wants to know things about me, they will learn from my responses/questions.

I am somewhat approachable in PM. If someone is that curious…

I prefer to handle business, in front of the whole pond….

marinelife's avatar

I focus on answering questions. My persona is revealed in my answers. Who I am is unimportant.

Love_my_doggie's avatar

^^^ You’re very important to me.

Qav's avatar

Not knowing what to write, I did tell about an incident in life that explains my bee. I’m new here and still don’t know what else I want to write.

Some of my poetry is revealing about who I am.

MrGrimm888's avatar

After a while, we can probably write our profile page for each other. We get to know each other through our questions, and responses.

Lots of people claim to be a certain way, and then say differently. So. To me, I don’t put much value in the profile part…

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