What is a profile?

A profile is the sum total of all the information you decide to enter on your Profile page. You aren't required to display most of it if you don't want to, but filling out the Profile and displaying your interests is a way to connect with others who might be interested in some of the same things.

If you to want to use your Profile as a way to connect with others, there's a lot of contact information you can show to other account holders. You can display your web page address, your email address, IM usernames, and your username on a number of different services. Paid account holders can receive text messages through a number of services. You can include your birthday (with or without the year) and the city you live in. In the "Interests" box you can list the things you're interested in so people searching the Directory by keyword will find your journal. In the "Bio" section, you can display graphics, counters, or other HTML, and write as much or as little about yourself as you want.

To view another user's, community's, or feed's profile, just replace username in the link http://username.dreamwidth.org/profile with the username of the journal you want to view the profile for. You can also reach someone's profile via the [info] before any person's username, which is a link to their profile page. Similarly, [info] before communities and [info] before feeds.

Caution: There's no way to hide your Profile Page completely or to make it viewable only by certain users. We've done our best to make sure you have the option of showing only as much information as you're comfortable with making public. To make sure you're displaying only the information you intend to, please view your Profile Page while logged out of your account.

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March 4th, 2012 (denise)


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