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Why and how to create a bio and signature

by Community Manager on ‎12-13-2017 10:53 AM (241 Views)

If you answer questions in our forums, thank you! We see and appreciate your activity. This post is all about helping you multiply your influence while reassuring newbie SAS users and new community members you know your stuff.


Our platform provides two simple ways to establish your credibility and spread your SAS knowledge. A couple of easy steps and you're done.


Step 1: Put an auto signature at the bottom of your posts.


Super User @KurtBremser makes great use of this feature. By linking to his popular community library article, Maxims of Maximally Efficient SAS Programmers, he's helping scores of SAS users do their best work.


Maxims of Maximally Efficient SAS Programmers by Kurt Bremser.jpg


Everytime he posts in the community, his signature appears:


Signature for Kurt.jpg



To create your personal signature:

  1. Sign in to your community account.
  2. Go to My Settings > Personal Profile > Personal Information.
  3. Enter your signature text in the Signature box. 
    (Yes, you can use HTML and photos in your signature.
  4. Click Save.


Step 2: Build out your community bio.


You can tell other community members as much or as little about yourself as you want. You can enter a short biography, your location, your interests, or anything else (within community guidelines, of course).


It can be a brief as @KurtBremser's...


Bio for Kurt.jpg

...or as detailed as @ChrisHemedinger's: 


Bio for Chris.jpg



To tell other community members about yourself:

  1. Sign in to your community account.
  2. Go to My Settings > Personal Profile > Personal Information.
  3. Enter information about yourself in the Biography field. You can also enter your name, location, company info, and any other information you want to share.
  4. Click Save.

By default, all community users can see this information.

To display your info only to people on your Friends List:

  1. Click Preferences > Privacy.
  2. Set show private information in profile to to friends only.
  3. Click Save.

by Super User
on ‎12-14-2017 03:54 AM



I expanded my bio, as it was a bit terse Smiley Wink

I noticed that saving the settings completely removes any line breaks, which converts nicely formatted (IMO) text into one piece of long spaghetti. Could that be changed?

by Community Manager
on ‎12-14-2017 11:05 AM

Good suggestion @KurtBremser - that's a config change we can make, I think.  We're close to (if not in) a "freeze" period for config changes leading into the holidays, so this might be early Jan before we see it.