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Use your profile to express who you are to your community. If you have something you want the community to know about you, add it to one of the cards that can be found here.
Your profile also shows everyone what you've been working on, who you're connected to, the recognition you've been getting, and the groups you've most recently visited.
Setting up your profile is the first step to participating in the community.
Your user profile provides community members with an easy way to learn about your skills and interests. Your profile shows up in search results when community members search for keywords contained in your profile. You can update your information at any time.
To set up your profile:
You feature skills on your profile by adding them, and you endorse other user's skills by going to their profiles.
Skills not only provide more information about others in your community, but they also tag people with those skills, so when you search the community for users, you can filter by skills.
To add skills to your own profile:
Select a popular tag, or create a new one—just type a word or phrase and press Enter to turn it into a tag.
To endorse the skills of another user:
Community users need to accept new endorsements via an Inbox notification before they show up in their profile. You can see new skill alerts in your activity once community users approve endorsements. To back up an existing endorsement, click the plus sign next to the skill listed in their Skills card.
If you're concerned about privacy, you can limit who sees different parts of your profile by editing your privacy settings.
To limit profile visibility:
If you select everyone, then all users can see the contents of that field. Your community administrator may control who sees certain fields, such as those without a Visible to option.