The migration to the new Yahoo! profile platform is almost complete for Answers, and we understand some of you are concerned about certain changes. Rest assured – your feedback is very important to us as we are always working on improvements. We’d like to address some of the issues you have raised over the past weeks.
What if I want a different image for Answers?
Remember, you can change your profile image whenever you want. Feel free to post a different profile picture so you don’t feel like you are always displaying the same image. Also, don’t forget you can also use an Avatar on Answers. We have many cool Avatars that can be personalized to reflect your individuality (check them out here: http://avatars.yahoo.com). As we mentioned before, if you have been displaying an Avatar on Answers, both your Avatar and nickname will continue to remain the same.
What about resizing my image?
You’ve also probably noticed images have to be cropped in the new profile platform. If you’re worried about losing part of your image, consider choosing one with a large background. This way, the square cropping required on your Yahoo! profile will have a minimal effect.
In other words, the same image I display on Answers will also appear in places like Flickr?
Your universal profile on Yahoo! is gradually being rolled out in phases, so there are currently a few properties (including Flickr, MyBlogLog, and Messenger) that do not use profiles at this time. The profiles team is working closely with each of the other Yahoo! properties to create a smooth transition to the new profiles service. We know that you value your experiences on Yahoo! and want to make sure that the integrity of these sites (and your membership) is maintained, which is why this process has been done gradually instead of all at once.
Please continue to share your constructive feedback with us, as we know the best way to improve these services is with your help.
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