Here's another perspective: I just don't like filling that stuff out. Call me paranoid, but I try to keep an air of mystery on anything that would link to me personally unless someone (beyond a text field) asks me specifically.
If I do fill it out, it's only because of one or more of these:
It would be relevant to most of the things I would discuss on the ...
They are coming to all of SE, including RPG.se.
These updates depend on the rollout of a new CSS framework. We are apparently set up with that new framework (as evidenced by a recent bug in it that showed up here briefly), so it's just a matter of time before we also get the new pages code rollout.
(I'm anxious for them too! They are pretty great.)
As of ...
It's probably the default effect: most people leave things in forms in their original state.
People are even more likely to do that since our Location isn't really important to any of our day-to-day activity on the site. It's also out of the way; most users wouldn't even think about the fact they have an empty Location field.
I don't think we need to take ...
For interest's sake, 41% of our users have filled in their Location. (Surprisingly, removing 1-rep users only boosts this to 47%. On the other hand, 76% of the users who have put anything in their About Me.)
For comparison's sake, only 17% of SO users have done the same. Workplace manages 48%. Travel has 38%. Academia, 36%. MSE, 49%.
I'm happy to do any ...
This problem has been reported on Meta.SE, and can be reproduced by generating a sufficiently large (~10) number of rep events over a time period of ~1 hour.
The bug has not been fixed as of July 2017.
Personally, because I haven't figured out how to edit my profile.
It wasn't obvious the few times I looked, and I am not particularly motivated to spread personal info around. So, "not immediately obvious" was a high enough barrier to make me leave everything blank.
As someone who filled in his profile and location only this week, after being a member for over 2 years, the reason I did it was because with the upcoming election is was going over a bunch of profiles and realized mine was still empty, and I wondered if anyone was checking mine and finding nothing.
The reason I hadn't done it before was simply because I ...
It is possible to hide stacks so that they don't show up on your profile for other stacks or your general network profile.
This link should take you to the options page for doing so; I believe hiding a specific community hides that community on your network profile and all other community profiles, regardless of which community profile you do it from, so ...
Make another account, and use it instead, for either your gamer or professional persona.
The ship's already sailed on your existing content, but there's not all that much there.
While there are SE settings to "hide" stacks, using stack settings means you're trusting SE to maintain the separation for you, which is more convenient but leaves it in their ...
Steps followed on a work around attempt:
Choose to edit profile.
Click 'Change Picture'
Click on 'Uploaded Picture', not 'Upload a new picture'. The current picture will automatically resize when you do this. In my case, it appears to stretch vertically.
Click 'Save changes just for this community'.
This saved successfully and now my About Me section is ...
Part of my generally old-school pre-social media mentality in general: My location isn't really germane to the discussion. What I write stands or falls on its own merit, not on where I'm from.
(The fact that I use my real name here is explicable only by a moment of weakness or thoughtlessness when I signed up for the Stack system in general.)
People judge me based off stuff like that. I don't like being judged on the basis of my race, skin color, religion, gender, nationality, country of origin, country of residence, etc. There's so much authenticity of knowledge BS that goes into anything I say about anything important when people know that stuff. If they don't know, people instead evaluate ...