Mission - The Profiler

Blog Post created by Employee on Jul 1, 2016

Profiler_makebadges-1461360009.pngWe'd like you to complete -- or update -- your profile!


The badge at the right will be your proof to the world that you completed yours.


You may wonder:  "What's the point? What good is this? Haven't I already done this? What's this got to do with learning about workflows or getting my questions answered?"

The short answer is, "Plenty."



Why Bother?


The overall reason is that completing your profile will improve your experience on this site.  And I don't mean touchy-feely stuff, such as the fact that having a complete profile makes the community more personal. Although it does.  Knowing who you're talking to certainly improves the likelihood that someone will be more inclined to work with you, provide answers, share expertise and generally be a helpful community member.


It's also very practical. Do you have any idea how many people share the same name? If every Bob Smith left an incomplete profile, how would they expect people to know who they're talking to?  Your profile is also essentially your opportunity to present yourself to the community the way YOU want them to see you. A profile that provides some biographical information can really boost your credibility, especially if you're a Nintex Partner sharing knowledge with customers in the community.


Perhaps most importantly, this community also provides access to certain features based on a member's profile.  If your profile is incomplete or has incorrect information, you'll find that you're not going to be able to see everything there is, and sometimes, you'll be locked out of places because the system doesn't know who you are.

How Do I Do This?



So, head over to: Avatar* > Edit Profile, then click "Your Profile," and fill in every field**.


If you've already done this, you have to "trick" the system a bit and RE-DO it ALL, so that you'll get the badge and access commensurate with your profile. This INCLUDES your profile and avatar image. You don't have to post a photo of yourself (although it sure would be nice to see your smiling face!), but you need to post something or the platform won't think you've filled in your profile.


Do this, and you'll get a nifty Profiler badge, full access to all the spaces you should be able to see, and my undying gratitude.


*(Your avatar is the image in the upper-right of the page.)


**The platform asks for some information that you may not want to give, including "home" address and phone number.  Fear not. The platform merely needs SOMETHING put in that field in the proper format.  It doesn't have to be accurate or your own. Use a work address or the address of a nearby fast food restaurant. We don't want your home address. It's just a field we can't change.  But I "can" and have set the visibility of those fields to "private to the user," so no matter what you put there, nobody but you will see it.