Yet another request: free-format space for "User-FAQ" profile comments
As I reply to yet another new user's comments & questions, it occurs to me that they may wonder "Who the heck is this guy and how does he think he can get away with that?"
The "additional info" section on our profiles is a good start but we could (at our discretion) provide more user-FAQ info. Especially now that signatures are throttled to two lines, however, it would be helpful to have a free-format (text) space that could hold a couple paragraphs. I'm not sure how much text we could fit in those "additional info" blocks but the one-line view makes it a bit difficult to check the format.
I'd use that to list the date I retired, pension & healthcare info, our asset allocation, rental property, our spending, our SWR, our family situation, best books, best financial-management software, and other details. Then a poster wondering "WTF?" could click on my profile, look at that paragraph, and realize why I'd rather invest a mortgage or have a high-equity portfolio.
Sure, that data could be placed on our own websites. But I'm keenly aware that users rarely bother to click more than one or two links off a post, let alone search or wait for another website to come up, and this could make it easier for us to customize our info.
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I don't spend much time here anymore, so please send me a PM. Thanks.